The Mercedes-Benz Fall/Winter Fashion Week officially started today and will extend for 7 more days. With the anticipation everybody has their eyes on New York and what is happening there. Among the biggest news Diane von Furstenberg is celebrating the 40th anniversary of her iconic invention, the all so flattering wrap dress. Everybody can wear a wrap dress, right? Rachel Zoe cancelled her show at the last-minute due to her newborn not being able to fly. The Huftington Post published the article “Rachel Zoe Will Be Changing Diapers during New York Fashion Week“, hurtful! The worst thing is that I believe it was a woman who wrote the article, although Jamie could be a boy’s name as well. In any case, so much for us girls lifting each other up!
The shows have extended now to Brooklyn and of course that added a twist to the invitees. I decided to be politically correct and call it twist and not drama because let’s face it, at least they get to attend. And it is not like the company that runs Fashion Week is not providing them with a shuttle service. So what if they have to travel all over the place, I would slither all over the streets of New York to be able to attend. Some people are just ungrateful of their opportunities, enough of my rant!
At the end of the day, what they show is not really going to dictate what I would wear as I’m not really into trends, but it is always exciting to see the shows as in my opinion many are real works of art. I always like to read about the designers’ source of inspiration. For example Raoul was inspired by the Wiener Werkstatte movement and John Chamberlain’s sculptures, Nicole Miller by female warriors, Christian Siriano by the work of the photographer Fernand Fonssagrives, and Tadashi Shoji by moorish palaces to name only a few.
Serie B, ca. 1912. by Josef Hoffmann (Wiener Werkstatte style). Photo source interiordesign.net
John Chamberlain Sculpture. Photo source ucarochester-cgartsandanimation.blogspot.com
Perspective Pointille by Fernand Fonssagrives. Photo source michaelhoppengallery.com
From the shows that I was able to watch today I have to give it hand down to Tadashi Shoji’s collection. Elegant, ethereal, romantic, classy, feminine, eternal, laser cutouts, velvet, sparkle, flowy dresses, stunning reds, and out of this world capes. I’m especially lusting for the red cape below. You all know I’m the number of fan of the show Reign. You can’t tell me that cape is not fitted for a queen!
Tadashi Shoji Fashion Week F/W 2014
I like to imagine how a couple of seasons or years down the road some trace of what they presented in their show it’s going to reach us, the peasants of the fashion world, the ones that can’t afford their clothes and that have to wait for somebody to copy it with way cheaper materials and labor for us to be able to wear. I like to imagine how years later we are all going to be able to understand their vision, to be able to “recognize” their art, their fashion-forward legacy and finally integrate to our closets.
Thank you mom for helping me with the research!