Okay, we know fashion week technically started yesterday....but today really feels like the first day. So that is what we are calling it.
A few notes on the day in general, that made it very different from fashion weeks before: Obviously a sadness clouded over the events of the day, editors and friends seemed to be in complete shock with the McQueen news. The snow and cold kept a lot of fashion photographers from crowding Bryant Park, thus making the number far fewer than usual. Also, the events are even more spread out this time around. The tents have become a bit more commercialized for their last participation in NYFW and presentations are scattered in different locations. Okay, now that we have all of that out of the way. Let's move on to today's shows.
BCBG played it safe with Lubov saying that they kept the recession in mind and therefore focused on the customer more than the designers fantasy, which kept the designs practical. Gwen Stefani had to make some last minute changes in her L.A.M.B show since half of her collection got delayed in transit due to snow (including making a vest out of belts). Richard Chai Love creeped us out a bit, to be honest. People may say it was amazing, but it had us feeling like we were caught in a psych ward somewhere. The hats in Vena Cava caught us off guard, but we loved the fur and some of the interestingly shaped black dresses. Oh, and Ports 1961, we loved. The structure of each garment was fabulous and we were pleasantly surprised by the femininity of the pieces.
Now if you made it to the end of our day 1 novel, here are our favorites of the day. Hopefully tomorrow we can keep it more concise, although doubtful.