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FASHIONWEEK Blogging Spring 2007: What the Bloggers are Saying. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION BLOG

Fw_spring_2007_1 What the fashion, beauty & lifestyle bloggers, and online publishers had to say about New York Fashionweek for Spring 2007:


TRENDSPOTTING:

Tibi_1_1 Tibi (photo: NYMag.com)

Spring trend roundup & the top five trends. (Omiru)
Baby got back (good news if you want to chow down this winter) & volume, skinniness & slouch. (Second City Style)
The new & colorful smokey eye. Beauty Addict
Cobalt blue at Oscar de la Renta, DKNY, Ruffian, Cynthia Steffe and Maria Cornejo. A possible color trend this upcoming spring/summer season? Le Fashionista
Designer wife beaters...why? Stylebites   
The return of the lip! Beauty Addict
Predictions for Spring 2007. Aesthetics + Economics
Flower Power! Second City Style
Not so mellow yellow on the runways. Beauty Addict
Celeb makeup maven Elke Von Freudenberg podcasts about spring hair & makeup trends: Podcast #, Podcast #2, Podcast #3
The long shadow of Miuccia Prada. Fashionologie
In the bag - NYC Fashionweek bag roundup. Bag Snob
Makeup history repeats itself. Beauty Addict
Dotty for dots! Aesthetics + Economics
Must-have accessories for the season: 80s Keds, Kangol-bright belts, scarves, waist-length shoulder bag. Styleaholic Najwa Moses
It's an Asian invasion! Bag Snob

FASHIONWEEK DISH & DETRIUS:

Fw_makeup The best fashionweek makeup! (photo: Beauty Addict)

Two words: Tim Gunn! - Beauty Addict
Fashionweek show gatecrashing 101 - Stylebites
A chat with Robert Verdi. - Bagtrends
Shenanigans & beefcake everywhere at Abercrombie & Fitch. The Shophound
The JoJo Meter, aka, when celeb seating really matters as singer JoJo discovers. Stylebites
Further notes on the Fashion show Foodchain. Fashionologie
An interview with songstress JoJo - who attended a bevy of shows throughout fashionweek - about bags. Bagtrends
Backstage interview with Tia Cibani of Ports 1961. Omiru
Fashion week sponsor LYCRA wraps a bum right with the perfect skinny jean. Stylebites
Two Time Loser Makes Good: Project Runway's Daniel Franco. The Shophound
Even Cathy Horyn sings the "you're not invited to our show" blues. The Budget Fashionista
How to balance the new babydoll silhouette. Stylebites
Behind the scenes scoop and pictures: check out the chaos and madness minutes before the models walk down the runway. Bagtrends
Meet Jay McCarroll backstage, & hang out with Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock of Vena Cava. (Omiru)
Stunning makeup...and it's not backstage. Beauty Addict
The Fashion Hierarchy & foodchain. The Budget Fashionista
Chop your locks, get a (fa$hion) life. Fashionologie
The return of the lip & the newly colorful smokey eye. (Beauty Addict)
Joan Rivers sidekick Leon Hall, and the worst fashion show...ever. The Shophound
Fashionweek party buzz podcast by Styleaholics. Showbuzz @ CBS
Buzz on Patrick McMullan's end of Fash Week party. The Quest for "it"
The best arches in the biz. Beauty Addict
Tibi's first store. The Shophound
Take a peek behind the scenes. Omiru


SHOWS:

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A_herch Alexandre Herchcovitch (photo: NYMag.com)

ALEXANDRE HERCHCOVITCH
Nautical gone nuts...& tribal, too. Fashiontribes Daily
Oversized metal studs add a touch of luxe, without the all-out sweetness of jewels. Stylebites
Transported out of time and space as the floor lit up and this progressive fashion space safari invaded both brain & eyeballs. Trashionista
Wild & crazy. Second City Style
Bright & colorful, with a do-not-adjust-your-set mix of military shapes, mini kilts, and neon geometric prints. The Shophound
True to form, lots of color, wackiness, and attitude. Omiru


ADAM + EVE

Light, airy & glittery frocks from Oprah's fave t-shirt designer in white, cream, black, khaki, navy, grey, red, white/red/violet/ink/yellow Kenyan print, and linen gold & silver metallic. Second City Style


ABAETE

Inspired by French sophistication and a Brazilian sensuality, designer Laura Poretzky's collection included lots of vacation-worthy ensembles, like mini-dresses, shorts, and swimwear. Bagtrends
Bright hues & flattering vertical lines. Fashiontribes Daily
A nod to the 60s. Girlawhirl
Mod'ish 60s silhouettes in two-tone floral prints & contrasting embroidery, and a great occasion to show off the designer's collection of kicks for Payless which showed tons of style for under $50. The Shophound


AKIKO OGAWA

Quintessential girl next door with figure flattering dresses in layers of eyelet lace and cinched waists (which is perfect for a girly girl like me). Bag Snob


THE ACCESSORIES EXHIBIT @ NYC FASHIONWEEK

With so much emphasis on clothing, runways, and celebrities, it's easy to forget about an essential ingredient of fashion: accessories. Bagtrends


ALICE RITTER

School girls of all ages are mad for plaid. Fashiontribes Daily
Short babydoll dresses & plaid pinafores with charm...but what are grownups supposed to wear? The Shophound


ALICE ROI

Walks the line between ladylike & motorcycle chic. Girlawhirl
A real Punk-Rock soundtrack created an edgy mood as the emotionless models zipped down the u-shaped runway at a hurried pace in green portrait tees, navy rhodoid dresses, double belted skirts and embroidered poppy stolen sleeve shirts. Trashionista
80s preppy made sexy. The Shophound


A LA DISPOSITION

A fresh and ambient mood & look - somehow reminiscent of an Alien's interpretation of everything that happened last Spring. Trashionista


ANNA SUI

Arggghhh! Talk & dress like a fashion pirate. Fashiontribes Daily
New-wave pirates sporting doll-like, but edgy, makeup. Beauty Addict


ANGEL CHANG

Brought technology to the world of high-fashion with amazing prints silkscreened with special inks that either changed colors or  appeared / disappeared as well as fashion forward iPod jackets. Coquette


ARAKS

Soft fabrics, light touches of flowery patterns, and billowy shirts and dresses translated into a collection that looked utterly wearable and formed the perfect accompaniment for the prarie music in the background of the show. Omiru


ASHISH N SONI

Indian influenced with a Western flair, a virtuoso display of clean lines, draping, & beading in a stunning array of architectural silks, linens, brocades and chiffons. Second City Style


ATIL KOTUGLU

Guess who's coming to dinner? Filmy drapey caftans. Fashiontribes Daily
Gorgeous summer outfits with shimmer & shine for warm weather destinations such as the Hamptons or Malibu. Girlawhirl
Long, lean & layered silhouettes, featuring rich pashmina shawls tied around the neck, and fitted pieces paired with loose tunic-inspired jackets & outwear in an array of dusty pastels, sparkling blues & orange/reds & neutrals. Omiru
Kutoglu proves himself a master of construction, defying the natural properties of fabrics to give them an inherently better form and function. Papierdoll


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B_johnson  Betsey Johnson (photo: NYMag.com)


BABY PHAT by KIMORA LEE SIMMONS

A singularly chic belted purse & a double chic you could stuff an Olsen twin into. Kristopher Dukes
It's Adam Ant meets Billy Idol hair. The Beauty Newsletter
 Funky layering with a liberal sprinkle of vamp.  Detailing ranged from cowl to circle-cut necklines and tweeds mixed with opulent satins. Omiru
Every single piece looks like a Glamour "don't." Who is funding this stupid line of clothing now that she's separated from Russell Simmons? Bag Snob


BADGLEY MISCHKA

With soft fabrics and toned down shades like ivory, mist, blush pink, and buttermilk, gowns had an ethereal quality. Bagtrends
Snazzy "sportswear" proves just as glamourous as their signature gowns. Fashiontribes Daily
Pretty party dresses. Girlawhirl


BECKERMAN

Styled for maximum brightness, but with a naive charm. The Shophound


BILL BLASS

An A-list crowd & fabulous matte jersey made for a wow-worthy show. Girlawhirl
Glide through galas, luncheons & red carpet fabulousness with stylish ease. Fashiontribes Daily
Veered between slavishly copying the archives to an appealingly modern ease for day & evening. The Shophound


BCBG

BCBG Max Azria's romantic take on Spring/Summer 2007 didn't leave much to be desired. Their fresh and airy collection made up of loose draping, ribbon tied waists, soft ruffles and lace was a fresh of breath air. Couture in the City
Great Gatsby'esque Boudoir Chic. Fashiontribes Daily
Tons of dresses, all with embellishment, and loads of lace - from Battenberg to eyelet. Pretty colors such as green, yellow, saturated salmon, deep red & dusty blue. Girlawhirl
Volume evocative of that seen at Chloe, as well as layers, babydoll silhouettes & yummy ice cream hues. The Shophound
A novel use of elements such as laser cut-outs allow dresses to be futuristic, while sash tie-waists, puff sleeves and the occasional peacock detailing bring them back toward delicate modern sensibilities. Omiru
The most beautiful collection of the season also offered some of the most beautiful romantic hair and makeup as well. The Beauty Newsletter


BETSEY JOHNSON

Polka dots, ruffles and balloons, oh my. The show was exciting, colorful-well very Betsey culminating with an on stage duet with Pat Fields (includes behind the scenes scoop).  Bagtrends.com
Girlie-girl clothes full of flirty fun details & Betty Boop-like chic. Girlawhirl
Ooh, la-lita! The usual girl gang of flirty femme fatales, beribboned china dolls, and even a black-clad temptress or two. Fashiontribes Daily
Having emotional ties to - & having loved Betsey Johnson for a very long time - she is not only admirable as a designer, but as a person. We can only hope to be as energetic & interesting at her age. Trashionista
Models sported fun and flirty dresses, and ruffles were everywhere. Some volume did appear, but this collection was at its core about flirty femininity. Omiru
The 40's touch in the air with  classic vintage inspired hair and makeup. The Beauty Newsletter
And for fun: guess who's the "next" Betsey Johnson. Trashionista


BRIAN REYES

In the audience: Vogue's Andre Leon Talley, Barney's, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks & Neiman Marcus. Translation: expect to see his deft mixes of sheer & opaque short bubble silhouettes, and embellished ensembles at a chi chi store - & in a chi chi mag - near you. The Shophound


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C_tagliapietra Costello Tagliapietra (photo: NewYorkMetro.com)

CALVIN KLEIN
Calvin Klein shows a masked approach to eye makeup for Spring. Will it catch on as a trend? The Beauty Newsletter
 An overly complex collection contrasts with Francisco Costa's last effortlessly ethereal collection. From bubble styles to harem pants, floaty, gauzy layers are overworked and sewn into voluminous shapes. For the fellas, layering, narrow silhouettes, and fabrics with sheen are in the fashion forecast. (Omiru)


CARMEN MARC VALVO

Great goddess'y gowns. Fashiontribes Daily
Clean, pared down eveningwear & a strong case for elegant classicism. The Shophound


CAROLINA HERRERA

Classic style with modern twists and belts. Bagtrends.com
Please RSVP - it's a party straight Out of Africa. Fashiontribes Daily
Elegant chemise silhouettes, signature luxe, and timelessly stylish without being trendy. The Shophound
While not particularly directional, Herrera 's spring line does impress with a number of attractive, wearable pieces, including a ruched jersey blouse and a black and ivory linen dress with oversized collar. Omiru
Bronzed contour and paired with a dramatic dark eye. The Beauty Newsletter
Elegant, stylish dresses from a woman who herself oozes taste & style. Bag Snob


CARLOS MIELE

Resort ready. Fashiontribes Daily


CHADO RALPH RUCCI

Another showstopper in luscious hues of bittersweet chocolate, pecan, and tomato from New York's very own couturier. Fashiontribes Daily
Backstage beauty buzz. Beauty Addict


CHAIKEN

Satin & shine for daytime! Girlawhirl
Our (wo)man in Panama...a Panama hat, that is, and slouchy easy-breezy chic. Fashiontribes Daily
The season's trends distilled into easy & chic wearability. The Shophound


CHRIS AIRE

A diamond-filled blingfest of a jewelry show; Cee-Lo from Gnarls Barkley performing live, as well as Mos Def! Beauty Addict


CIA.MARITIMA

With super-uber-mannequin Karolina Kurkova & a bevy of bronzed Brazilian bathing beauties walking...what clothes? What debut swimwear launch? The Shophound


CLOAK

Alexandre Plokhov's dark sense of humor and almost gothic style on the runway translated once again into an excellently tailored and darkly rock-funk elegant collection. Omiru


COSTELLO TAGLIAPIETRA

Delicate elegance in excellently draped silks & sweetly simple dresses with fluttery sleeves, sparkly beading in understated hues of grey, pink, lavender, peach, salmon & orange. Omiru
A respite from the 80s/60s/mod/architectural vibe of the season with sleek jersey in classic knee-skimming silhouettes. The Shophound
They may look like lumberjacks, with hands fit for the use of chainsaws and axes, but they’ve proven that their hands are equally equipped with fine jersey and silk. Papierdoll

CYNTHIA STEFFE
Dresses, dresses & more cute dresses. Fashiontribes Daily
 A clever twist on the season's trends with a subtle nautical Riviera twist. The Shophound
Whimsical, fun, and inspired by Catherine Deneuve & Bridget Bardot. The Quest for "it"
Effortlessly chic & easy-to-wear dresses and separates in lightweight fluid fabrics. Key silhouettes included fitted and floaty dresses, chiffon tops, tunics, mariner shorts, and loosely fitted jackets. Omiru Also, check out the backstage interview by Omiru.


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Dvf Diane von Furstenberg (photo: NYMag.com)


DEREK LAM

Casual chic with loosely comfortable but stylish feminine pieces. I Am Fashion
A loosened-up silhouette for spring with crisp raw silk A-line shifts and traded Stretch Merino Wool Legging for full trousers, but with the signature draped goddess style gowns. Bag Snob
Sportswear dominated by layered silhouettes and loose oversized shapes, with a masculine/feminine theme that took matters from sweet to sultry. Omiru


DKNY

Unfailing street chic. I Am Fashion


DUCKIE BROWN

A show split into two parts: more tailored & rendered in hues of black, grey & white, and sportier, with loose & oversized knits & khakis. The Shophound


DIANE VON FURSTENBERG

A surprising explosion of colors & prints - hot pink, black, yellow, python snake - and shift dresses over leggings, tulip cut shorts, loose fitting tops, and a successful exploration of shapes & structures outside the traditional evening dress and signature wrap. Couture in the City
Prints & wrap dresses still rule the day.  Fashiontribes Daily
The evolution of Diane and the wrap dress. Bagtrends.com
The 80s are back & makeup looks fresh & current. Beauty Addict
Heavy metal hits the catwalk. Stylebites
Too many shapes, prints, and colours which obscured an identifiable theme. I Am Fashion
A staple in my life! Bag Snob
Bold graphics alternate with solids on classic DVF silhouettes. A breezy use of controlled volume = many wearable pieces, ranging from cocoon shaped dresses and bubble shapes to fitted bandeau tops and narrow skirts. Omiru


DOO.RI

Elegant draping, fabric gathers & small details that turn the ordinary into extraordinary. Omiru
The Empress of Elegance continues her reign supreme. Fashiontribes Daily
Did right. Second City Style
Backstage with makeup A-lister Tom Pecheux. Beauty Addict
The former Geoffrey Beene protoge upholds his weighty legacy with aplomb. The Shophound


DRAGANA OGNJENOVIC

A palette of pale pink, vanilla & muted black with pleat details & variations. Bagtrends.com
The Serbian designer's signature neutral palette - black, cream, brown, grey, blush - and precise tailoring, pleats, tucks, and interesting juxtapositions such as frayed edges against meticulous construction. The Shophound
A name to be familiar with. Aesthetics + Economics
What could have been a very severe, uninspired collection instead became an intellectual exercise in applying details with master craftsmanship to otherwise standard pieces. Papierdoll


DUCKIE BROWN

Uber-baggy, yet uniquely tailored menswear with a sense of humor that's casual clothing for the lazy model. Omiru


ERIN FETHERSTON

Flower-child-hippie-chic meets Twiggy-esque Sixties-Mod in Fetherston's Spring collection. Bagtrends


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Gottex Gottex (photo: NewYorkMetro.com)

FIANDACA

Parisian tunes with a cowgirl vibe and lots of fringe. Bagtrends.com
Ladies who lunch & like bling. Fashiontribes Daily


GOTTEX

Gottex turns 50 and has never looked better. Bagtrends.com
Poolside Pin-Up Girl Glamour. Fashiontribes Daily
A couture approach resulting in a stunning, 71 piece swimwear collection. The Shophound


GREY ANT

A freak show involving the movie "Emmanuelle," a Bette Midler album cover, and a highly energetic dance team. The Shophound


GUSTAVO ARANGO

Gustavo Arango Costumes the Life I Want to Lead Full of Party Dresses & Red Carpet Gowns.  Fashiontribes Daily
Gustavo Arango gravitates from the rigid structure of fall into a playful movement that is spring. Bagtrends.com
Carolina Herrera's favorite up-and-coming designer makes a splash in New York. Aesthetics + Economics


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J_mcc Jay McCarroll (photo: NewYorkMetro.com)


HEATHERETTE

Ah, vacation! Camp out on a remote desert island with a pack of sexy ragamuffins. Fashiontribes Daily
Heatherette strayed from the volume trend and with cuts that read tighter and sexier. The most notable trend at Heatherette, besides the mixing of hues, was uneven cuts. Omiru


JAMES COVIELLO

Lovely, ladylike & inspired by Palm Beach in its heydey of extravagance & opulence Girlawhirl


JASON WU

Pretty as a picture. Fashiontribes Daily
Continued the themes of fall, taking just enough risks with the well-worn Hollywood glamour theme for his dresses and gowns. Papierdoll
Beautiful, clean, pristins & perfect for the modern day Jackie O. Trashionista
The rare collection devoid of trapeze shapes & empire silhouettes - very clean & elegant. The Shophound
An incredible collection that shows his diversity and maturity as a designer, whether it's a playful chiffon blouse with shorts or a drop dead white evening gown cinched with a black sequined belt. Bag Snob


JAY McCARROLL

Edgy, daring & unique, and marked with a personal sense of style. Bagtrends
A collection that reflected Jay himself: larger than life, colorful without being obnoxious, refreshingly candid, and irresistible to love. Papierdoll
Sexy, time-traveling beehive-coiffed space aliens drop in & party down the runway. Fashiontribes Daily
Structured, chic, slick, monochrome or bright?  It's difficult to find a single world for the Project Runway (Season 1) winner's debut solo show. Omiru


JEANISIS BY ANAND JON

Urban city and bolllywood-chic collide. Bagtrends.com
Sexy streetwear with a kick theme in motion and a splash of international flair. The Quest for "it"
A tired parade of low waist boot cut jean in various washes & degrees of appliques that even the fake Paris Hilton lookalike in attendance wouldn't be caught dead in. The Shophound


JENNI KANE

The volume trend takes a turn for baring it all. Omiru.com
Great shapes, fabrics, colors & gorgeous makeup. Beauty Addict
Look no further than Jenni Kayne for the perfect babydoll dress or candy colored leather jacket. Aesthetics + Economics
A sophisticated & casual look from a newcomer. Bag Snob


JILL STUART

Pretty, fashionable & sweet, walking the line fusing sexiness & innocence. Aesthetics + Economics


J. MENDEL

The fashion-fur King, J Mendel, showed red-carpet winners certain to grace the pages of fashion magazines and the bodies of many starlets. Bagtrends
A definite emphasis on the use of chevrons and intricate origami designs combined with discs and this season's favorite, pleats. Omiru
Geometry & shapes put to fun & feminine effect. I am Fashion
Ladylike day dresses trimmed in fur. Fashiontribes Daily
All pretty & flowing. Girlawhirl
A standout display of superb couture technique. The Shophound


JOHN BARTLETT

A strong & steady comeback. The Shophound
The brighter side of the Hamptons Gentleman, with strategically placed lines and soft characterstics that still stay masculine. Omiru


JOHN VARVATOS

A knowing mix sportswear & suiting that's fashionable without scaring off your average joe. The Shophound


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Luella Luella (photo: NewYorkMag.com)


KAI KUHNE

Nautically-inspired wide bottoms with cuffs, sash ties & flowy shirts in shades of white, charcoal, brown, beige, army green, silver & sheeny black. Omiru
Strongly evocative of early 80s architectural looks. The Shophound


KATE SPADE

Preview of the Spring-Summer 2007:  Collection Rather than do nautical in the traditional sense, Kate Spade incorporates elements of the see, such as a lobster pattern that appears on everything from plastic totes to raffia bags. Bagtrends


L.A.M.B.

A refreshing mix of preppy & sophistication with Gwen Stefani's glam rocker chic style. I am Fashion


LELA ROSE

Famous for dressing the twin Bush offspring, Rose adapted her signature feminine details to the prevailing shapes of the season including A-line smocks with ruffles, trapunto, tatted lace & metallic touches. The Shophound


LISA THON

On the last day of Olympus Fashion Week, Lisa Thon, a Puerto Rican-based designer presented a feminine and ladylike collection. Bagtrends
A sensual, tropical twist on the season's trend. The Shophound
Paging modern day Marilyns! It's a sweet & sexy frock fest. Fashiontribes Daily

LUELLA
Prints with preppy items with a lot to like. I Am Fashion


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M_jacobs Marc Jacobs (photo: NYMag.com)

MAC MILLAN
Celtic Charm & Scottish Crayola fun. Bagtrends.com


MALO

Lots of hip trapeze mini-dresses & super cool platform heels, oversized patent leather bowling bags, circular stone embellishment, patent leather cottons, and styling by Vogue's Camilla Nickerson. Girlawhirl
Pop Art & patent leather = way groovy. Fashiontribes Daily
An elaborate spaceage set featuring a welcome raised runway (imagine that, actually being able to see everything!), Anna Wintour in attendance (!), Vogue's Camilla Nickerson styling (!), and exuberant multicolor Marimekko-inspired prints on satins & patent "leather" cottons. The Shophound
The hands-down Fashionweek winner for dramatic dark eyes. The Beauty Newsletter


MANUEL

An homage to Marlon Brando and ye 'ole west. Bagtrends
A fun-filled, rock 'n roll production featuring lots of sequins, glitter, leather & rose-embossed shirts. Omiru
Howdy, Pardner! Diamonds & denim belong on the catwalk & red carpet...shoes & shirt optional. Fashiontribes Daily
A show with bikers - rather than cowboys - on the brain. Is Manuel the next Chrome Hearts? The Shophound


MARC BOUWER

A much-welcome addition of metallic swimsuits from a designer best known for red-carpet. The Quest for "it"
A classic showing from a man who knows how do design for the female form, with a smokey eye and artfully fluffed tresses. Beauty Addict
A stunning progression of the designer's ability to embody feminity through color & form. The Quest for "it"
A vision of fuschia lips, blush & dark eyes. The Beauty Newsletter


MARY PING

One envisions wearing these creations of crème fraiche voile, vicose jersey and heavy cotton faille while spending a day inside, curled up with a book or laptop, or hosting a intimate dinner party with conversation on politics, Proust and pinot noir. Papierdoll


MARA HOFFMAN

Auntie Mame rocks the house with 70s high glam. Fashiontribes Daily


MAX AZRIA

Loose & non-fussy with comfy, unencumbered silhouettes. Fashiontribes Daily


MONIQUE LHUILLIER

Nighttime glamour rules the runway. Girlawhirl
Paging old world glamour goddesses - your wardrobe has arrived. Fashiontribes Daily
Solid jerseys & chiffons punctuated with heavily jeweled waists & necklines. The Shophound


MARC BOUWER

Fancy eveningwear (as expected) in shades of black & white graphic prints, glossy snake & leopard prints, and blown up florals in intense jewel tones. The Shophound


MARCHESA

A debut collection of gorgeous gowns worth getting out of bed for. I Am Fashion


MARC JACOBS

Chock-full of directional elements including a flashback to the flapper era, layers, voluminous trousers, and muted metallics. Omiru
Layers of white, colored metallics & neutrals shows that Marc Jacobs is continuing the fall trend of neutral colors for Spring 07 with loads of whites and off-whites to match the beige and grays. Splashed in there for some energy is a range of colored metallics as well as the standard silver and gold. Coquette
Going for the glitter. Stylebites
A tricky, but ultimately wearable collection. Second City Style
Fab, yes, but haven't the large & embellished bags, as well as quilted Chanel-style chain bags already been done? Bag Snob
Artistic & casual couture-like, and similar to entering a fairy tale world peopled by the fashionably-attired. I Am Fashion


MARC BY MARC JACOBS

Cheeky chic platform & sock combinations done right. Kristopher Dukes
A completely lovable collection of wearable, loveable clothes. I Am Fashion
A microcosm of Fashion Week, with themes ranging from 20s glamour and the mod 60s.  All about pieces rather than outfits, the collection focused on looks rather than a specific message. Omiru


MICHAEL KORS

Timelessly chic black- & khaki-clad femme fatales stalk the runway. Fashiontribes Daily
A wonderful job of catering at once to ulta-hip fashionistas and more conservative types with a collection that was all about lifestyle. For women, key silhouettes included asymmetrical skirts, dresses, and tops; tulip skirts, footless tights, short-sleeve blazers, and off-the-shoulder tops. For men: crisply clean suits and ribbed zip-up hoodies. Omiru
Keeping things simple, hair- & makeup-wise. The Beauty Newsletter
Utilitarian bags with enough style to make it through the day...especially for regular folk who just need to carry stuff around. Bag Snob
Crisp & Clean. Girlawhirl


MICHON SCHUR

The look of the collection was sweet and serene & as an added bonus, fab model Irina Lazareanu started the show off wearing a silk linen rose print strapless dress with bustier. Trashionista
It's my cherry blossom garden party, and I'll wear Michon Schur if I wanna. Fashiontribes Daily
Stephanie Schur’s spring 2007 collection was a standout this fashion week—a realization of femininity marked by purity and simple loveliness. Papierdoll
Superfeminine dresses & sportwear that avoided going overboard into saccharine sweetness. The Shophound


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Oscar Oscar de la Renta (photo: NYMag.com)


NAEEM KHAN

Naeem Khan highlights softly waved hair to bring back romantic elegance for spring. The Beauty Newsletter
Delicate & stunning chiffon frocks, metallic swimwear, and exceptional eveningwear. The Quest for "it"
Good beach dresses for the Cape. Bag Snob


NANETTE LEPORE

A French formula for being chic & fashion'y in black with accents of emerald & lime. Fashiontribes Daily


NARCISO RODRIGUEZ

Minimalistic with signature - and fantastic - cuts. I Am Fashion
A bit studied, stiff even, alternating between fitted and slightly looser shapes, with surface details – pattern & metallic sheen – for visual interest. Omiru


NICOLE MILLER

80s blousons & shorts, narrow skirts, and earth tones in shiny fabrics. The Shophound
Elegant bronzes and siver highlight eyes. The Beauty Newsletter
More muted & subtle than expected. Second City Style


OSCAR DE LA RENTA

Marimekko prints, volume, bubble silhouettes rendered in a bright white, red, blue, yellow & fuschia palette in a collection which truly embodies spring. Omiru
To cocktails dresses we say: Welcome Back! Thank you Oscar… Bagtrends.com
Pretty, feminine and unfortunately dull, de la Renta fails to develop on his style and instead delivers
the same old. Couture in the City
The place to go when luncheons, charity events & red carpet events arise. Fashiontribes Daily
The most beautiful, classic 'bob haircut, bar none. The Beauty Newsletter
Low key elegance with lots of floral prints & bolder colors. Bag Snob
Perfect for the perfectly dressed. I Am Fashion


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Proenza_1 Proenza Schouler (photo: NewYorkMetro.com)

3.1 PHILLIP LIM
A treasure trove of key pieces for building a polished yet wearable wardrobe. Bag Snob
Full of lovable pieces. I Am Fashion
Everything IS coming up roses for Lim, who showcased the ideal white dress for summer. Second City Style


PAMELLA ROLAND

Tie-dye gets the ladylike treatment. Fashiontribes Daily


PERRY ELLIS

Definitely a sophisticated cut above what appears on your average department store selling floor. The Shophound
Simple, clean, and classy.  A nice range of casual comfort and handsome formality that epitomizes Perry. Omiru


PETER SOM

Cool as a cucumber in understated shades & silhouettes. Fashiontribes Daily
What to wear were you a socialite. Beauty Addict
Extravagantly feminine sportswear inspired by Watteau & 18th century French painting. The Shophound
Neat, ladylike and soooooo well put together. I Am Fashion
Backstage with Lancome's Gucci Westman. Beauty Addict
Structured, but soft. Girlawhirl
Successful "spin texture with tone and a light touch" in this to die for collection of light palette colors ranging from dove gray to buttercream with shots of navy for evening. Bag Snob
Contains the key trends for Spring 2007: neutral colors, tops with wide straps, voluminous sleeves, trapeze silhouettes, and shorts. Omiru


PORTS 1961

Tia Cibani's romantic 1940s Argentinian theme of delicate fabrics and controlled volume with strong colors and complementary accents makes us want to leap out of our seats and tango in the aisles. Omiru


PROENZA SCHOULER

A pair of kicks you might want to give a pass to this spring. Fashionologie
A surprising absense of their signature bra top. I Am Fashion
80s inspired looks–power chic with a tough edge, alternating between light and dark looks,with repeating silhouettes between the two. Omiru


PROJECT RUNWAY

Top secret, so who knows. What is known (until the episode airs, that is): Heidi Klum kicked it off, Nina Garcia of Elle judged, exec producer Harvey Weinstein was in the front row, and finalists Jeffrey, Uli, Laura & Michael introduced their collections & said a few words. Girlawhirl


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Ralph Ralph Lauren (photo: NYMag.com)

RACHEL COMEY
Single-handedly bringing back the sun-visor, along with gigantic trouser cuffs - on Bermuda length pants - chunky platforms & a muted color scheme. Omiru


RAG & BONE

Truly ready-to-wear with unexpected colors. Couture in the City
Downtown cool with skinny everything - jeans, ties, belts & zippers - with a touch of 60s London. Gucci Westman makeup, Cameron Diaz backstage & an interview with Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann. Beauty Addict
British style & luxury crossed with with traditional American sportswear preppiness. Second City Style


RALPH LAUREN

Stranded in the wilds of Africa in boring attire...such as a black tee with black pants. I Am Fashion
A very natural, clean makeup look to compliment the collection. The Beauty Newsletter
An entirely black & white collection - with the exception of some metallic silver pieces - that was characterized by the two classic hues. Menswear-as-womenswear also dominated the runway, though there were some ultra-feminine frocks. Omiru


RICHARD CHAI

For understated elegance, he's your go-to guy. Fashiontribes Daily
A casual take on embellishment using a palette of black, cream, khaki & washed pastel. The Shophound
Gorge gauzy dresses with folded pleats and structured coats he in shades of cream and baby blue. Bag Snob


RODEBJER

A highbrow effect, but not stiff — women who have come into their own, Feminism (the social movement and aesthetic) realized, who no longer need to prove themselves because they have long ago arrived. Papierdoll


REEM ACRA

Warm beiges, golds & browns dominated a flirty, flowy eveningwear collection featuring lots of shine. Classic chiffon, brocade, starburst embroidery, and dip dye take things from lovely to luxurious. Omiru
Sexy, light, and metallic & bronzey with alluring decolletage and subtle hints of glamour. Trashionista
Fab fabrics such as metallic brocades & linen satins treated with techniques to create both matte & shine which add tremendous interest to a selection of demi-couture looks & stunning gowns. Aesthetics + Economics
Lavish beading & embroidery on an offbeat palatte of hand dip dyed fabrics, dusky netural & burnished touches. The Shophound


RUFFIAN

Delivered the dramatic sleeves, Elizabethan collars and pintucking they're known for. Second City Style


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Sabyasachi Sabyasachi (photo: NewYorkMetro.com) 

SARI GUERON
A Gentle Seabreeze Blows with Elegantly Slouchy Beach Chic - Fashiontribes Daily
Casual, comfy, beachy chic. - Girlawhirl
Late 19th century childrens' underpinnings with Asian flair as interpreted by a surfer chick. The Shophound


SASS & BIDE

Art Deco influenced black & metallics that made the models resemble an architecturally sculpted building. - Bagtrends.com
Deco-inspired bubble skirts & dresses, balloon pants (!), and glamorous gold headband encased Marcel waved hair. Beauty Addict
High U-shaped and choker necklines dominated,  along with an interesting Greece-meets-American-80s sensibility seen through such pieces as a high-necked mesh-fronted dress. Omiru
Geoffrey Beene for a younger generation. The Shophound


SAN FRANCISCO ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY

10 budding designers prove the fashion forecast looks mighty promising. Fashiontribes Daily
Standouts included Girl Scout uniform-meets-menswear inspiration from Quyen Nguyen. Trashionista


SABYASACHI

Babydoll babes & lusty ladies. Fashiontribes Daily
Sabyasachi takes ethnic prints and colors and spins them into young, modern and innovative pieces. The best so far this fashion week. Couture in the City
Even standing in line I, it was obvious the that something amazing was about to happen - an eclectic mix of everyone from Bollywood's brightest stars, to stuck-up socialites, to top editors, to scummy rocker chicks (like me) willing to stand in line for 2 hours, waiting for a seat at this "emerging"
designers show. Trashionista
An iconoclast from India using traditional sari fabrics in decidedly non-traditional but deft mixes of patterns, colors, and combinations. The Shophound


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Temperley Temperley (photo: NYMag.com)

TEMPERLEY
A dizzying amount of daywear, handbags & belt but not enough of what the people want: girlie embellished frocks & gorge fine knit dresses. Second City Style
A breath-taking "Nomad" collection. Trashionista


TEREXOV

The Russian designer debuted with a wow, with silk satin gowns in iridescent golds, white, black, pale pinks, mint greens & heather greys - but with a sexy 70s vibe. Bagtrends.com
Gorge floaty gowns & makeup with an Old Hollywood vibe. Beauty Addict
Instead of the expected flamboyance, the Moscow-based label showed toned-down gowns in draped satins & jerseys, and simple sportswear pieces...that could have used some flamboyance. The Shophound


TIBI

Spring prints gone wild. - Girlawhirl
Swingy frocks & military-inspired chic for a 70s disco diva to rock when she leaves the dancefloor. Fashiontribes Daily
Once upon a time, three little girls went to the Police Academy, grew up to become Charlie's Angels, and rocked Jill jumpsuits, smocked Kelly blouses, and Sabrina sunshine coats. The Shophound


TOCCA

Bold graphic prints dominated Tocca's Spring/Summer collection, along with detailing ranging from eyelet to ruching to embroidery.  The dress-dominated collection was  made for comfort and embodied a definite casual chic. Omiru


TONI MATICEVSKI

Draped silk frocks with interesting details & trim - an Aussie newcomer to keep an eye on. The Shophound
Strikingly different from conventional. Second City Style
Gorgeous blouses. Bag Snob


TRACY REESE

A Sweet Tango of a Collection From Tracy Reese. - Fashiontribes Daily
Can you say va-va-voluminous? Light, loose, airy...& accessorized. Omiru.com
Dancing with the Designers – tango style! - Bagtrends.com


TROVATA

Get ready to go sailing in shorts, trapeze styles, and cuffed styles. Omiru


TULEH

Voluminous sleeves, snug skirts & a noticeable absence of pants in an extremely feminine collection. Omiru.com
Will probably sell "like bagels" (to paraphase Heidi Klum) but failed to live up to expectation. Aesthetics + Economics
Superfeminine silhouettes in graphic white & black patterns with bold colors like canary yellow & orange. The Shophound
Tuleh brings the messy bun and the classic red lip back in fashion. The Beauty Newsletter


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Vera Vera Wang (photo: NYMag.com)

VENA CAVA
Guests  sipped wine and wandered through the presentation on three astroturf "lawns" strewn with empty bottles of champagne, copies of Interview, and models lounging in jumpers and slouchy chic dresses. Aesthetics + Economics
Delicious prints, slick lines, and an elegant touch with attention to details and colorblocking made
us want to stop and stare at the picnic party presentation for a little while longer. Omiru
Lounge on a lawn, or get decked out for an extremely decadent, old world picnic. Fashiontribes Daily
It's a garden party! Girlawhirl
From the white wine that was passed out amongst guests, to the set design, to EVERY single piece of clothing, there wasn't one thing not to like. BRAVO! Trashionista


VERA WANG

Opening with music from The Nutcracker, Vera Wang’s presentation – from colors choice to music – was soft and somber. Bagtrends
Style & grace under pressure, despite the death hours earlier of her beloved father, Wang triumphed with flowing frocks, ruffled details, and fancy fabrics. The Budget Fashionista
A simply spectacular play of bubble hems, skinny cropped pants, tunics, tulle & faille. Second City Style
Anyone else using so much organza on the runway would make the models look like a multi-layered cake but here it results in a gorgous collection. I Am Fashion
Vera Wang's Spring line had a somber and darkly delicate feel with colors and controlled shapes that mirrored the solemn occasion, the death of her father, C.C. Wang. Omiru


VERRIER

Proenza Schouler protege Ashleigh Verrier, a recent Parsons grad, sent out controlled volume, ruching, ruffles, higher waistlines, cropped jacket & capelets. Gorgeously wearable neutrals including black & white, mustard, orange, dusky rose, sky blue & ocean blue. Omiru


VIVIENNE TAM

Sweet florals & unusual color combinations. Fashiontribes Daily


VIVIENNE WESTWOOD FOR NINE WEST

Fab, but not so cheap. The Budget Fashionista


VLASSIS HOLEVAS

To quote Project Runway judges Michael Kors & Nina Garcia: "There's just too much going on. Lace and ruching and beading all at the same time." The Shophound
Vlasis Holevas
Even "beer goggles" couldn't aide the perception of these garments. Trashionista


VPL

Keeping it fresh. Bag Snob


WILLOW

Modern slips & flowing silk gowns. Second City Style
If you saw your friend in an outfit from this show, you would declare, "What a cute dress!" The Shophound


Y-Z

Zac Zac Posen (photo: NYMag.com)

Y & KEI
A large dose of sugar makes the fashion medicine go down nice & easy. Second City Style
Hanii Yoon and Gene Kang (husband and wife) have summoned an angelic look to the Spring runways. Tulip skirts were of note, as were narrow-legged capris and trousers. Omiru
A backstage video interview. The Quest for "it"
Lots of bows, intricate embroidery, and appliqued lace make for one of the prettiest collections of the week. Bag Snob


YIGAL AZROUEL

Draping & minimalism make this collection stand apart from the rest. Fashionologie
Glamour times ten. Second City Style


ZAC POSEN

A head-scratcher involving manic swings of stunningly chic draped suits - a strength - to over-the-top flamenco inspired frocks, and a massive gown that dwarfs 80s Scaasi. Second City Style
Winner of the best evening makeup of the season. The Beauty Newsletter
In a season dominated by loose, casual-chic looks, it's comforting to see more traditional, form-fitting sophisticated looks & most definitely not boring. I Am Fashion
Seeing red, red, red! Catwalk Queen
A kaleidoscope of several spring trends: short dresses, metallic colors, cuffed shorts, and ruffles. Nothing new, but it still seemed original by virtue of not ODing on the volume trend. Omiru

 

- Lesley Scott

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Lesley et all - I just wanted to say what a FABULOUS job you all did covering fashion week - really amazing!

-D (aka glam community director also blogging at www.deborahschultz.com)

Posted by: deb | Sep 18, 2006 2:41:41 PM

Thank you Lesley, for putting it all together! This sets the tone for professional online publishers worldwide. Well done, my question is, do you ever sleep? :) xoxo The Bag Snob

Posted by: The Bag Snob | Sep 18, 2006 9:53:43 PM

OHMYGOD this is incredible! Thanks so much for doing this, it must have taken days! Very much appreciated :)

Posted by: Erika | Sep 22, 2006 1:11:53 AM

Wow, Lesley, THANK YOU, this is an amazing resource and I am sure to bookmark it and come back time and again as I reference the runways for writing and shopping!

Posted by: Ali | Sep 22, 2006 9:22:08 AM

This web page is an amazing resource. As a fashion student looking for spring '07 trend info, this has provided me with SO much. Thanks, Anne

Posted by: Anne | Oct 24, 2006 11:20:05 AM

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