Sunday, September 8, 2013

MBFW Day 3: Bright, Bold and Sometimes Bodacious

HEAD’S UP: It's Fashion Week, baby! Who's ready? We're ready! And we have a slight tweak to share. Of course, we still endeavor to provide a roundup of the best, worst and most interesting Yours Truly&Co. witnesses, from trends to sightings to the rather unusual/bizarre. The tweak has been inspired by Twitter. The coverage will focus, as has become the custom, on what truly inspires or what is so painfully hideous that it is remarkable. However, we will tell that story in 50 words or less. Yes, 50. Or less. Ready? Let the games begin ...

Day 3
(SOME of the players at the tents and elsewhere): Alexander Wang, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Allen Kersten and Monsieur Belange, Altuzarra, Calla, Carlos Alberto Haute Couture, Charlotte Ronson, Christian Siriano, Cynthia Rowley, Designers Collective, Herve Leger by Max Azria, Jen Kao, Jill Stuart, Jonathan Simkhai, Katya Leonovich, Kenneth Cole Collection, Lacoste, Louise Goldin, Malan Breton, Mara Hoffman, Monique Lhuillier, Ostwald Helgason, Prabal Gurung, Rebecca Taylor, Robert Geller, Ruffian, Son Jung Wan, Tibi, Venexiana

IT was a decent day in the boxes. Outside the boxes, too, on catwalks, in studios, showrooms and on runways, (including Christian Siriano in video at top).

Malan Breton
Photos by Brian Ach/Getty Images.

IT really does not have any continuity but is an unusual diversity of clothing. Everything from evening dresses to casual wear. Great hair and makeup in various styles. A mish mash. - NEIL WOLFSON

Katya Leonovich
Photos by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images and courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

LAST spring, the inspiration was the mermaid. This year, the designer is still on the water. Possibly caught up a riptide, for much has a tattered appearance manifested in layering and folds. A competent effort, if overmuch on occasion. - YOURS TRULY

Herve Leger by Max Azria
Photos by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images.

A sort of bondage and discipline aspect. The leather woke this reporter up - the promise of bondage and discipline. Overall, solid but not exciting. - NEIL WOLFSON

Monique Lhuillier
Photos by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images.

SHEER elegance promised. Sheer elegance delivered. Serenity joins elegance in the after-5 / evening wear motif. Behold, the work of a professional who takes care of business season in and season out. Notables: bright colors (poppy, pink, orange) and Chantilly lace. - YOURS TRULY

Mara Hoffman
Photos by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images.

NATIVISTIC evangelism continues with colors that ascend to the highest octaves. Tie dye joins the cacophony and makes sweet harmonies with all range of frock, including swimsuits. - YOURS TRULY

Photos by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images.

Dazzling diaphanous gownage with a punk rock soundtrack. Glittering jewels for a Debbie Harry. Total fun. Keep it up, Kati Stern. We love you. - NEIL WOLFSON

On Deck today, Day 4: Band of Outsiders, Creatures of Comfort, Custo Barcelona, Delpozo, Designer's Review, Derek Lam, Diane Von Furstenberg, DKNY, Edun, Emerson, Giulietta, Jeremy Lang, Joanna Mastroianni, Lela Rose, Mark McNairy New Amsterdam, Patrik Ervell, Ralph Rucci, Richard Seco, Thakoon, Threeasfour, Tracy Reese, Trina Turk, Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Tam, Y-3, Yigal Azrouel, Zac Posen

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