Fashion Week Spring ’07. Ashleigh Verrier. Second City Style Fashion Blog

September 14, 2006 • New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer '07

Review by: Omiru



Key Takeaways: Key trends from Fall
2006 continued to influence Ashleigh Verrier, a recent graduate of
Parsons and a former apprentice at Proenza Schouler.  The idea of
controlled volume permeated her collection, which featured fabric
manipulations from ruffles to ruching.  Verrier also continued to work
with higher waistlines and cropped jackets and capelets, all hallmarks
of the Fall 2006 season.

Color Palette: Neutrals (black and white) were joined by gorgeously wearable shades of mustard, orange, dusky rose, sky blue, and ocean blue.

Silhouettes: Form
fitting silhouettes characterized Verrier’s collection: bustiers,
pencil skirts, tailored tops, skinny shorts, and fitted dresses.  A
sprinkle of A-line styles rounded out Verrier’s collection.  Of note
are the sailor shorts (nautical’s still big), thick straps on tops and
dresses, the extra-long placket, wide lapels, capelets, bows, and tops
with peplums.

Accessories Report: Strappy
platform sandals and espadrilles adorned the models’ feet.  Necklaces
were either shown thoughtfully layered or with large dangling gems.

What’s Wearable: We
loved a flapperesque navy and white beaded dress (pictured), a flutter
sleeve belted striped dress, and a half-sleeve cream coat with
oversized collar and pockets.

What’s Not Wearable: Steer
clear of the horizontal striped skirt with hidden pleats, which we
found unflattering even on the model.  We’d also avoid the
fabric-blocked top with wide straps and a long peplum, which
accentuates thick arms and thick middles.

Photos from Coutorture Media

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