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Rodarte Spring 2011 Collection Review

Rodarte Spring 2011 Collection Review

If nothing else, in my book, Rodarte gets the "most changed and matured" prize for their Spring 2011 collection. For five years Kate and Laura Mulleavy have sent quite the spectacle down the runway. Fringe; asymmetric, random almost, draping; albeit beautiful and show worthy, I was struggling to dub it wearable. But then came this, proper, Ready-To-Wear collection. Could it be the Mulleavy sisters were trying to pass a test? I cannot refrain myself from looking for a connection between the department-store-ready qualities of this collection and the recent rumor of LVMH acquiring Rodarte.

But enough business talk. Let's move on to pleasure. The Mulleavys said that for this collection they drew inspiration from the redwood forests of their native ...

NY Fashion Week Spring 2011 Day 1 Highlights: Parkchoonmoo, Rachel Comey, Cushnie et Ochs

NY Fashion Week Spring 2011 Day 1 Highlights: Parkchoonmoo, Rachel Comey, Cushnie et Ochs

You've already seen reviews of Daniel Vosovic, Bensoni, Lyn Devon, Willow, Richard Chai, Ruffian, Christian Siriano and Vena Cava (part 1, part 2). Now it's time to take a look at our final 3 designers for day 1 of the NY fashion week.

Possible "inspiration" faux pas by Rachel Comey and Cushnie Et Ochs after the jump.

NY Fashion Week Spring 2011 Day 1 Highlights: Richard Chai, Vena Cava, Ruffian, Christian Siriano

NY Fashion Week Spring 2011 Day 1 Highlights: Richard Chai, Vena Cava, Ruffian, Christian Siriano

Part 2 of the NY Fashion Week Spring 2011 Day 1 Highlights. Reviews and photos of Richard Chai, Vena Cava, Ruffian and Christian Siriano collections after the jump.

NY Fashion Week Spring 2011 Day 1 Highlights: Willow, Lyn Devon, Daniel Vosovic, Bensoni

NY Fashion Week Spring 2011 Day 1 Highlights: Willow, Lyn Devon, Daniel Vosovic, Bensoni

Yesterday NY Fashion Week has officially kicked off at it's new Lincoln Center home. While some designers made it into the official Lincoln Center schedule, many others, no less important, are showing off site in various locations around Manhattan.

Detailed reviews and images after the jump.

And stay tuned for two more Day 1 highlights installations!

Scary: An Overall Sneaked Into A Spring/Summer 2011 Collection

Scary: An Overall Sneaked Into A Spring/Summer 2011 Collection

I can't say I didn't see the signs. We've been seeing these around NYC for the past few months. So, it shouldn't come as a surprise that the hipster fashion label Vena Cava has integrated an overall look into their show. It's only day one of Fashion Week and I'm already scared. I hope the overall remains contained to this one show.

Tell me your thoughts on this whole overall situation.

Live Fashion Week Shows

Live Fashion Week Shows

Tomorrow, 5:00pm ET, 2:00pm PT, you'll be able to catch Nicole Miller's runway show live here on Fashion Lover and on Livestream/APlive.

In addition, NY Mag have compiled a list of all the runway shows that will also be streamed live. Who said you can't attend fashion week?

Full list after the jump.

100 Designers And Their Spring 2011 Inspirations

100 Designers And Their Spring 2011 Inspirations

NY Mag asked a 100 designers showing in NY Fashion Week what was their inspiration for the Spring 2011 collection. In one picture. Some of the images they received were wacky, some were intriguing, some were photos of mood boards and some were the actual sketches of the Spring 2011 looks.

One trend I can already pin-point is the ethnic/tribal trend.

I've compiled here some of my favorite Spring 2011 previews. Visit NY Mag for the entire gallery.