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NYFW Fall 2010 RTW: Cool Collections

February 25, 2010

Dear Readers,

I apologize for the delay. Here is part 1 of my very belated fall fashion coverage. Starting with A…is for Adam.

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Adam Lippes is one of my favorite designers. His latest collection really showcased how he’s maturing and developing his design aesthetic. His looks are more luxe and detailed this time around and more fashionable than his previous highly commercial collections. I love love love his shearling bomber. He’s going for that whole Amelia Earhart/aviator look that’s trendy right now, but I think his perfectly cut version is the best I’ve seen on the runways so far. He’s totally speaking to the wispy dress + chunky sweater obsession I’m currently having and I’m way into checkered prints. There were a lot of “I wants” in this whole collection. His fall line is more fashion-forward and right in there with the trends, but still true to who he is as a designer.

Doo.Ri Fall 2010 RTWDoo.Ri Fall 2010 RTWDoo.Ri Fall 2010 RTW

Designer Doo-ri Chung sort of missed the mark this season. Her collection lacked the vision and solid-footing of previous collections. Still, as all great designers do, she managed to create some excellent pieces with great craftsmanship if somewhat lacking in style innovation. As always her strengths in tailoring and draping were present and though some of the looks lowered her taste level bar, the looks pictured above illustrate her inherently strong design aesthetic.

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Donna Karan’s DKNY line definitely had a schoolgirl vibe going on. Ankle socks, lace-up shoes, newsboy caps and the side ponytails all signal a time of girlish youth. She showed some fantastic outerwear, as is to be expected from a quintessential New York designer, and definitely reinforced her knack for what is commercial.

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Hoods are a big trend for the fall season. I’m not normally a fan of Elie Tahari because his designs are usual classic to the point of being boring with not enough excitement, but his implementation of the hood trend really spoke to me. The hood adds an air of mystery to his timeless designs. Hooded knits, hooded jackets–give it to me, I want it all.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs was pretty genius overall. Marc Jacobs tweaked the military trend of last year just a little bit to create an army surplus look that is totally taking off. The hats look like helmets, the bags are cargo, and the buttons, oh the buttons, Marc does buttons so well, are brassy and beautiful. Great all around. It really demonstrates Marc’s intellectual design approach and shows why he is so influential in the industry.

Rag & Bone Fall 2010 RTWRag & Bone Fall 2010 RTWRag & Bone Fall 2010 RTW

Marcus Wainwright and David Neville for Rag & Bone are always brilliant in my book. For their first women’s show, shown apart from menswear, they really hit a stride that they’ve been working towards since 2005. They layer beautifully and accessorize with attitude. The collection is impeccable. I am saving up to buy every piece I can get my hands on.

Other highlights:

3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2010 RTW

  1. 3.1 Phillip Lim
  2. Alexander Wang
  3. Christopher Kane

Cynthia Steffe Fall 2010 RTW by Shaun KearneyDiane Von Furstenberg Fall 2010 RTWMilly Fall 2010 RTW

  1. Cynthia Steffe
  2. Diane Von Furstenberg
  3. Milly

Lela Rose Fall 2010 RTWZac Posen Fall 2010 RTWVena Cava Fall 2010 RTW

  1. Lela Rose
  2. Zac Posen
  3. Vena Cava



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