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am already looking forward to spring

11 Sep

Now that New York Fashion Week has officially kicked off, I am becoming struck with a premature case of spring fever.  I love examining the new collections as the photographs are released to the public.  Every season, every year, this is my ritual.  It is always new and exciting and inspiring!

It is still just the beginning of the shows, but a few early standouts for me are; Vena Cava, Kimberly Ovitz, Jen Kao and Nicholas K.

A lot of the time, for me, clothes tend to fall into two categories.  The first is Wearability, where I imagine the garment in my everyday life, projecting an image that meshes with my personality, my moods and my activities.  The second category is, Fantasy.  This category is preserved for very special occasions.  This is when clothing takes on the ability to transform you’re own image of yourself.  You are able to try on different guises or be transported to another time or place; these are the clothes of your dreams.

All of the above designers’ collections fall into the first category.  These all echo the mood and look that I want right now.

First and my absolute favorite (so far) Nicholas K.

These spring looks are filled with comfy, drapey, loose & flowy wonderfulness.  Since it also has a touch of grunge and a muted color palette, its like a nostalgic, more modern twist on my teenage outfits during the mid-nineties.

Vena Cava also chose to show beautiful wisps of silk in deeply saturated hues and delicate geometric patterns.

Jen Kao

Kimberly Ovitz

Both designers did beautiful white moments.  One structured and fitted, the other floating and free-spirited.