Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NY Spring ’11. Isaac Mizrahi is Making Copies

September 16, 2010 • Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week Spring '11

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Summary: When I sat down for Isaac Mizrahi's Spring '11 show there was a confusing IM Xerox program on my seat. There was no explanation of the looks we were about to see. I'm not complaining, but my seat wasn't very good. So I initially thought the clothes were just an array of blurry prints on ladylike clothes. Sweet, but nothing special. It wasn't until I examined the pictures after the show closely that I noticed the prints themselves were poor quality copy machine images. Pretty genius! Even the collars, floral corsages, collars, pockets and buttons were not real, but copy images. Even Mizrahi's floral pattern was a grid-collaged photo print. Some were in full-on color and others in black and white like he just pressed the button on the machine in his office. Was it gimmicky? Sure. Will it sell? Who knows. I just hope I have a better seat next season so I do't miss the point again.

Color Palette: white, ivory, yellow, peach, pink, light blue, blue, green, grey, black

Fabrics & Textures: silk, chiffon, tulle, lame, metallic beading, florals, grids, rhinestones, paillettes, copy-machine image prints in florals and dot-matrix

Key Looks: black and white silk trench; black cap-sleeved sequined shift with a hem of paillettes; blocked floral Xerox print silk and chiffon belted gown.

– Lauren Dimet Waters

Photos: NY Mag

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