Derek Lam: Backstage before the show he said "Hasn't everybody at one point or another had the fantasy of being a cowboy? A cowgirl?" His inspiration from the American West was quite visible in the fringe, blanket embroidery and cowboy hats, but the use of leather and the structure of the pieces added in a more urban vibe. We fell in love with a few of the jackets, which made us turn our nose up at the 80 degree weather in LA. Overall this show was great and we were very pleased.
Rodarte: We have looked over this collection a great deal and we have found that although we absolutely love it, it is one that only these two girls could pull off. The girls said that they based this collection off of the idea of sleep walking (there is a story behind this having to do with exploring their Mexican roots). The pieces had a random quality about them, different swatches of fabric paired together and draped in different directions to create an extremely asymmetrical garment. The knits were in true Rodarte form, many different types and colors of yarn strung together in the most unexplainable manner. The girls did well, and although the collection has quite an "odd" feel, we think it is so perfectly them. Oh, and we love the lace tights.
Vera Wang: The shapes in this collection were pretty simple, but they were not without Wang's special touches. From gorgeous long black gloves, to unexpected sequins and interesting trim choices, Wang made each piece a treasure in itself. Seeing as we are in the dress business, we couldn't get enough of this collection. Each piece is so intricately superb we couldn't take our eyes off of them.