Fashion Week Spring ’07. Blog Wrap Up. Second City Style Fashion Blog

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September 18, 2006 • New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer '07

Admittedly, we couldn’t be there for it all…so we didn’t want you to miss a beat. Here are blog entries we love that covered the shows, we did not. These were culled together by Lesley at Fashiontribes. If something seems left out, search a little…it was covered on this blog…somewhere.

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The new & colorful smokey eye. Beauty Addict
Cobalt blue at Oscar de la Renta, DKNY, Ruffian, Cynthia Steffe and
Maria Cornejo. A possible color trend this upcoming spring/summer
season? Le Fashionista
Designer wife beaters…why? – Stylebites   
The return of the lip! Beauty Addict
Predictions for Spring 2007. – Aesthetics + Economics
Not so mellow yellow on the runways. Beauty Addict
The long shadow of Miuccia Prada. Fashionologie
In the bag – NYC Fashionweek bag roundup. Bag Snob
Makeup history repeats itself. Beauty Addict

FASHIONWEEK DISH & DETRIUS:
Two words: Tim Gunn! – Beauty Addict
Fashionweek show gatecrashing 101 – Stylebites
The JoJo Meter, aka, when celeb seating really matters as singer JoJo discovers. – Stylebites
Further notes on the Fashion show Foodchain. Fashionologie
Backstage interview with Tia Cibani of Ports 1961. Omiru
 Fashion week sponsor LYCRA wraps a bum right with the perfect skinny jean. Stylebites
Two Time Loser Makes Good: Project Runway’s Daniel Franco. The Shophound
Even Cathy Horyn sings the "you’re not invited to our show" blues. The Budget Fashionista

ALICE ROI
A real Punk-Rock soundtrack created an edgy mood as the emotionless
models zipped down the u-shaped runway at a hurried pace in green
portrait tees, navy rhodoid dresses, double belted skirts and
embroidered poppy stolen sleeve shirts. Trashionista

ANGEL CHANG
Brought
technology to the world of high-fashion with amazing prints
silkscreened with special inks that either changed colors or  appeared
/ disappeared as well as fashion forward iPod jackets. Coquette

ATIL KOTUGLU
Guess who’s coming to dinner? Filmy drapey caftans – Fashiontribes Daily
Gorgeous summer outfits with shimmer & shine for warm weather destinations such as the Hamptons or Malibu – Girlawhirl
Long,
lean & layered silhouettes, featuring rich pashmina shawls tied
around the neck, and fitted pieces paired with loose tunic-inspired
jackets & outwear in an array of dusty pastels, sparkling blues
& orange/reds & neutrals. Omiru

BABY PHAT by KIMORA LEE SIMMONS
A singularly chic belted purse & a double chic you could stuff an Olsen twin into. – Kristopher Dukes
It’s Adam Ant meets Billy Idol hair. The Beauty Newsletter
Every
single piece looks like a Glamour "don’t." Who is funding this stupid
line of clothing now that she’s separated from Russell Simmons? Bag Snob

BILL BLASS
An A-list crowd & fabulous matte jersey made for a wow-worthy show. – Girlawhirl
Glide through galas, luncheons & red carpet fabulousness with stylish ease. – Fashiontribes Daily
Veered between slavishly copying the archives to an appealingly modern ease for day & evening. The Shophound

 BETSEY JOHNSON
Polka dots, ruffles and balloons, oh my. The show was exciting,
colorful-well very Betsey culminating with an on stage duet with Pat
Fields (includes behind the scenes scoop). – Bagtrends.com
Girlie-girl clothes full of flirty fun details & Betty Boop-like chic. – Girlawhirl
  Having
emotional ties to – & having loved Betsey Johnson for a very long
time – she is not only admirable as a designer, but as a person. We can
only hope to be as energetic & interesting at her age. Trashionista
 Models
sported fun and flirty dresses, and ruffles were everywhere. Some
volume did appear, but this collection was at its core about flirty
femininity. Omiru
The 40’s touch in the air with  classic vintage inspired hair and makeup. The Beauty Newsletter
And for fun: guess who’s the "next" Betsey Johnson. – Trashionista

CHAIKEN
Satin & shine for daytime! – Girlawhirl
Our (wo)man in Panama…a Panama hat, that is, and slouchy easy-breezy chic. Fashiontribes Daily
The season’s trends distilled into easy & chic wearability. The Shophound

CLOAK
Alexandre
Plokhov’s dark sense of humor and almost gothic style on the runway
translated once again into an excellently tailored and darkly rock-funk
elegant collection. Omiru

COSTELLO TAGLIAPIETRA
Delicate
elegance in excellently draped silks & sweetly simple dresses with
fluttery sleeves, sparkly beading in understated hues of grey, pink,
lavender, peach, salmon & orange. Omiru

A respite from the 80s/60s/mod/architectural vibe of the season with sleek jersey in classic knee-skimming silhouettes. The Shophound

CYNTHIA STEFFE
Dresses, dresses & more cute dresses. – Fashiontribes Daily
Check out a backstage interview – Omiru
Whimsical, fun, and inspired by Catherine Deneuve & Bridget Bardot. The Quest for "it"

DKNY
Unfailing street chic. I Am Fashion

GUSTAVO ARANGO
Gustavo Arango Costumes the Life I Want to Lead Full of Party Dresses & Red Carpet Gowns. –  Fashiontribes Daily
Gustavo Arango gravitates from the rigid structure of fall into a playful movement that is spring. – Bagtrends.com
Carolina Herrera’s favorite up-and-coming designer makes a splash in New York. Aesthetics + Economics

HEATHERETTE
Ah, vacation! Camp out on a remote desert island with a pack of sexy ragamuffins. Fashiontribes Daily
Heatherette
strayed from the volume trend and with cuts that read tighter and
sexier. The most notable trend at Heatherette, besides the mixing of
hues, was uneven cuts. Omiru

JAY McCARROLL
Edgy, daring & unique, and marked with a personal sense of style. Bagtrends
Sexy, time-traveling beehive-coiffed space aliens drop in & party down the runway. Fashiontribes Daily

JEANISIS BY ANAND JON
Urban city and bolllywood-chic collide. Bagtrends.com
Sexy streetwear with a kick theme in motion and a splash of international flair. The Quest for "it"

JENNI KANE
The volume trend takes a turn for baring it all. Omiru.com
Great shapes, fabrics, colors & gorgeous makeup. – Beauty Addict
Look no further than Jenni Kayne for the perfect babydoll dress or candy colored leather jacket. Aesthetics + Economics

JILL STUART
Pretty, fashionable & sweet, walking the line fusing sexiness & innocence. Aesthetics + Economics

J. MENDEL
The
fashion-fur King, J Mendel, showed red-carpet winners certain to grace
the pages of fashion magazines and the bodies of many starlets. Bagtrends
A
definite emphasis on the use of chevrons and intricate origami designs
combined with discs and this season’s favorite, pleats. Omiru

LELA ROSE
Famous
for dressing the twin Bush offspring, Rose adapted her signature
feminine details to the prevailing shapes of the season including
A-line smocks with ruffles, trapunto, tatted lace & metallic
touches. The Shophound

LUELLA
Prints with preppy items with a lot to like. I Am Fashion

MALO
Lots of
hip trapeze mini-dresses & super cool platform heels, oversized
patent leather bowling bags, circular stone embellishment, patent
leather cottons, and styling by Vogue’s Camilla Nickerson. Girlawhirl

MONIQUE LHUILLIER
Nighttime glamour rules the runway. – Girlawhirl
Paging old world glamour goddesses – your wardrobe has arrived. – Fashiontribes Daily
Solid jerseys & chiffons punctuated with heavily jeweled waists & necklines. The Shophound

MARCHESAA debut collection of gorgeous gowns worth getting out of bed for. I Am Fashion

MARC BY MARC JACOBS
Cheeky chic platform & sock combinations done right. Kristopher Dukes
A completely lovable collection of wearable, loveable clothes. I Am Fashion

MICHON SCHUR
The
look of the collection was sweet and serene & as an added bonus,
fab model Irina Lazareanu started the show off wearing a silk linen
rose print strapless dress with bustier. Trashionista

NAEEM KHAN
Naeem Khan highlights softly waved hair to bring back romantic elegance for spring. The Beauty Newsletter
Delicate & stunning chiffon frocks, metallic swimwear, and exceptional eveningwear. The Quest for "it"

NARCISO RODRIGUEZ
Minimalistic with signature – and fantastic – cuts. I Am Fashion

PORTS 1961

Tia
Cibani’s romantic 1940s Argentinian theme of delicate fabrics and
controlled volume with strong colors and complementary accents makes us
want to leap out of our seats and tango in the aisles. Omiru

RAG & BONE

Truly ready-to-wear with unexpected colors. Couture in the City
Downtown cool with skinny everything – jeans, ties, belts &
zippers – with a touch of 60s London. Gucci Westman makeup, Cameron
Diaz backstage & an interview with Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann. Beauty Addict

RALPH LAUREN
Stranded in the wilds of Africa in boring attire…such as a black tee with black pants. I Am Fashion
A very natural, clean makeup look to compliment the collection. The Beauty Newsletter

REEM ACRA
Warm
beiges, golds & browns dominated a flirty, flowy eveningwear
collection featuring lots of shine. Classic chiffon, brocade, starburst
embroidery, and dip dye take things from lovely to luxurious. Omiru

SASS & BIDE
High U-shaped and choker necklines dominated,  along with an
interesting Greece-meets-American-80s sensibility seen through such
pieces as a high-necked mesh-fronted dress. Omiru

SABAYASHI
Even standing in line I, it was obvious the that something amazing was
about to happen – an eclectic mix of everyone from Bollywood’s
brightest stars, to stuck-up socialites, to top editors, to scummy
rocker chicks (like me) willing to stand in line for 2 hours, waiting
for a seat at this "emerging"designers show. Trashionista

TIBI
Spring prints gone wild. – Girlawhirl
Once upon a time, three little girls went to the Police Academy,
grew up to become Charlie’s Angels, and rocked Jill jumpsuits, smocked
Kelly blouses, and Sabrina sunshine coats. The Shophound

TOCCA
Bold
graphic prints dominated Tocca’s Spring/Summer collection, along with
detailing ranging from eyelet to ruching to embroidery.  The
dress-dominated collection was  made for comfort and embodied a
definite casual chic. Omiru

TROVATA
Get ready to go sailing in shorts, trapeze styles, and cuffed styles. Omiru

TULEH
Voluminous sleeves, snug skirts & a noticeable absence of pants in an extremely feminine collection. Omiru.com
Will probably sell "like bagels" (to paraphase Heidi Klum) but failed to live up to expectation. Aesthetics + Economics
Tuleh brings the messy bun and the classic red lip back in fashion. The Beauty Newsletter

Enjoy!

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