So New York Fashion Week is well underway and I finally understand the male species’ hatred of finding out the footie results before they’ve had a chance to watch the game.
Suspense to find out the results of Designers’ hardwork and creative input for next Spring built as I sat trapped on the tube trying to get home last night. I even refused to pick up an Evening Standard, in case they had already started reporting on Fashion activities from across the pond. “NO, DON’T TELL ME,” I exclaimed, bursting through the front-door, as if Dad was going to ruin the surprise that knitted swimwear is back in for 2012 (don’t panic, it isn't so far).
For the next hour my eyes were glued to the laptop watching replays of the first day’s shows and making notes like any aspiring Fashion Journalist. Thanks to youtube’s live streaming of certain shows, I can even pretend I’m sitting in the front row with Alexandra Shulman next to me, rather than my mum falling asleep to Country House Rescue.
As for the results, they were far from disappointing and the highlight so far has to be Tadashi Shoji’s tulip inspired collection of romantic florals, feminine flounces and delicate lace detailing. Without even having read the runway reports, you could immediately recognise Shoji’s muse.
When asked, the Designer claimed he chose that particular flower because it “is full of life, incessantly evolving and changing in shape.”
For me, the collection certainly was full-of-life; playing with different shapes and textures yet constantly maintaining femininity.
The epitome of elegance; appliqué and lacing were also flower inspired and fit for a Princess.
Roses may be red but Tulips are taking us into Summer 2012!
So have you been following New York Fashion Week? What has been your favourite collection so far?