Friday, September 17, 2010

A Story Told With Heart, Soul and Style

From Rebecca Moses, a desert-colored raschel knit draped dress with African beaded yoke, left, for a visit to The Pyramids of Giza. Below, at the Tour Eiffel a leopard ikat mid calf shift. Photos by Yours Truly.

Just like last time, the plan each day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is to give a roundup of the best (and worse where applicable) and most interesting Yours Truly witnesses, from shows to trends to sightings to the rather unusual/bizarre। Mind, this won’t be a comprehensive list simply because I can’t be everywhere. But depend on it, I’ll do my best. Drum roll, please …

Last Day
(SOME of the players at the tents and elsewhere): J. Mendel, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein Women's Collection, Isaac Mizrahi, DavidElfin, Argentina Group Show, Oscar de la Renta, Elene Cassis, Rolando Santana, Naeem Khan, L.A.M.B, Ivana Helsinki, Andy & Debb, Rebecca Moses

– Rebecca Moses admits that she loves to tell a story. For Spring 2011 it begins thusly:

Once upon a time, there was a magical girl who lived for stylish adventure.

She is also elegant, spirited and glamorous. She wants to break free from the pages of her life and she does and sets off to explore the world in her own magical way with all her Heart, Soul, and Style.

One of the first images that visitors to the Box tent see is a model reclined insouciantly on the first page of a huge open book. She is not dressed for traveling, but she is dressed for fantasy and adventure in a mauve matte jersey midi slip dress with plum suede shirred jacket. It is an arresting image.

All of the girls in this story – at Biarritz, the Guggenheim Museum, Les Tuileries, The Pyramids of Giza, the Tour Eiffel – are wearing outfits inspired by their location. Even a visit to the library and beauty parlor is reason to dress stylishly. This is a fantasy after all.

The pieces are competent and engaging, if not showstopping. But what does catch the eye and clutch the heart are the open pages of huge book/ prop for each stop on this girl’s travels. It is magical.

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