Friday, September 6, 2013

MBFW Day 1: Life's a Beach. Put on a Happy Face!

A living, breathing, moving piece of art at David Tlale. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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 ...

A very bright future at Desigual Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Day 2
(SOME of the players at the tents and elsewhere): On Deck today, Day 1: The Art Institute of New York City, BCBG Max Azria, BLK DNM, Bureau V, Candela Creatures of the Wind, Costello Tagliapietra, David Tlale, Derek Lam, Desigual, Ebony White, Fashion Palette, Honor, Jorge Arteaga, Marissa Webb, Nicholas K, Richard Chai Love, Supima, Tadashi Shoji, Tanya Taylor, Tocca

WHY are they smiling? Art or obscenity? Does flotsam and jetsam live in a shoe? What a poser!

Just a few of the questions and exclamations that the official kick off of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week new York gave rise to. Not a bad start. Not at all.

At Candela, life is footloose and fancy free. Photo by Yours Truly.

On Deck today, Day 2: Academy of Art University, Argentine Designers, Billy Reid, Carmen Marc Valvo, Chadwick Bell, Cushnie et Ochs, Duckie Brown, Fashion Law Institute, Gregory Parkinson, Helmut Lang, HFR, Jason Wu, Jenni Kayne, Kate Spade New York, Lyn Devon, Mark and Estel, Misha Nonoo, Nautica, Noon by Noor, Peter Som, Project Runway, Rachel Roy, Rag & Bone, Rebecca Minkoff, Rodebjer, Rubin & Chapelle, Sally Lepointe, Suno, Tess Giberson, Todd Snyder, Tome, VPL, Zimmermann

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