Narciso's Noir Allure; Lela Rose; Jeffrey Chow; Wunderkind
Narciso Rodriguez: The Lady isn't a tramp, but man, is she still sexy. Lots of form fitted dresses, with slices of skin showing either above the midriff, or crisscrossed in the back. Black "holster" like bodices. White bomber jackets with black pants. Lipstick red satin dresses. Nice: white, high-high-high waisted wide legged pant. Also pretty: peaking out from under a gray trench, a pewter gray silk suit with teal bandeau top. A racer-back top with attached cape in bright red.
Lela Rose: browns, grays, citrine, black, dusty pink. A cute flirty skirt with bands of mink. A pretty leaf green blouse. Shiny green brocade coat. Quite cute -- a white bonbon of a dress: picture a kneelength, strapless column of white organza cinched in just below the bust with a black ribbon.
Jeffrey Chow: These threads make you want to do nothing but lunch. A black Edwardian style coat trimmed in mink, the "Imelda" jacket with "tarnished" floral sequin embroidery. The beaded corset with a sheer drapey layer over those tarnished sequins looked hot. He also sent out a "dinner"suit with toreador style pants ( yes, with that high waist emphasis ) and a cute gold fox chubby with mushroom skinny pants -- I want, as well as the brown silk bias dress with green & gold sequined bodice & sheer sleeves.
Wunderkind: Back in the day, I liked designer Wolfgang Joop's Joop collection. This time, he showed lots of grays, taupes, reds, black. A champagne bias knee length dress had interesting stitching on the skirt - almost like a cosine wave with gussets. The brown fox chubby over Missoni'ish knit and gray plaid pant was a cute day look, as was the gray jacket with horizontal stripes of what looked like "shredded" fabric (but in a good way) with a pale grey shreddey/texture-y skirt. The gold/bronizish moire sequined babydoll dress with multiple layers be a nice going-out addition to a Downtown Doll wardrobe, as would the knee-length overcoat with slubs of blue, green and gray -- very bling & slouchy at the same time.