If you don't know it yet, Fashion Week is one grueling clothes-centered cluster of days. In between running around the city to catch presentations and shows, doing work that has to do with these fashion shows, e.g. taking photographs and writing, and showing up at events come sundown, one has to deal with school, and personal life, all while attempting to appear at the least half-human in the most uncomfortable, yet sharpest-looking of clothes. But it's these intense, wounding days in our lives that make us feel alive. Today, I slump on my couch on a magnificent day in the heart of New York City, healing.
Here's some of what my eyes saw during the past few clothes-y days.
At Antonio Azzuolo's "The Adventures of Tintin"-inspired Spring 2011 collection:
Azzuolo's dandy croquet players. The headwear was sublime.
A well-made umbrella in a ludicrous pop of color appears to be a viable accessory.
subtle white contrast trim on light beige
view from the other side
Valet Mag's Jian de Leon with the designer
At relative newcomer George McCracken's second showing at NYFW:
matchy-matchy top and bottom (seen on model in center): one of my key looks for next spring, although probably not in pink
Is the world ready for blazers without shirts?
grinny model with funny hair
At Yigal Azrouel's surprisingly interesting "structured edge+progressive ease" menswear show:
view from my row
Yigal's smock tops in chambray and loose short shorts with horizontal pockets (photos from Vogue)
the long short-sleeve dressing gown/jacket: my favorite piece out of the collection