NY Fashion Week Spring ’08. The Top 20 Most-Viewed Shows. Second City Style Fashion Blog

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September 27, 2007 • New York Fashion Week Spring '08

OK, so the numbers come from Style.com, but here are the 20 most viewed shows from the site. Some of this surprised me, but don’t think retailers are not taking notice.

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20. Betsey Johnson
Page views: 760,908

Prom dressed sure made for some good entertainment. Johnson also showed a little retro-style swimwear and some
modern-day jumpsuits.

19. CAROLINA HERRERA
Page views: 822,370
A colorful collection inspired by the interior watercolors of Jeremiah Goodman.

18. VERA WANG
Page views: 842,192
Her artsy chic collection was a miss for us.

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17. BCBG MAX AZRIA
Page views: 863,508
Organza trenches and
dresses layered over delicate knits in a mellow color palette of dusky pink, taupe and
gray. The collection focused on pleats and drapes for extra structure in their
pieces. It’s sure to be a hit next spring.

16. DKNY
Page views: 890,018

This easy, wearable grouping of throw-on-and-go
pieces was immense. The designer showed long, flared pants, crisp dress shirts
and belted flowy dresses, throwing in coolly colored accents of melon,
grays and whites.

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15. DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
Page views: 903,783
Diane von Furstenberg’s inspiration
was Bali in the Eighties this season. Her island-ready wear collection, included beachy dresses,
halter cuts, caftans, shirtdresses and sheaths — all done up in
hothouse prints and graphic tribal motifs.

14. BADGLEY MISCHKA
Page views: 905,349
The duo offered glitzy swimsuits and some sportswear, but their evening attire was the star of the show. Hello red carpet!

13. NARCISO RODRIGUEZ
Page views: 977,681
Rodriguez, who sold his company to Liz Claiborne Inc.
earlier this year, kept the mood light and breezy with linen jackets,
fresh cotton dresses and loose trousers.

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12. CALVIN KLEIN
Page views: 1,000,188
Delicate and minimal at Francisco Costa’s
house. Stark white dresses,
skirts, jackets and pants as well as more colorfulsubtly patterned jackets, slender shifts
and pantsuits.

11. PROENZA SCHOULER
Page views: 1,133,460
Jack McCollough and Lazaro
Hernandez’s showed
a military-meets-majorette theme. In their first collection since receiving an infusion
of money through the partial sale of their company to Valentino Fashion
Group, "the clinical elements that make for a great collection were
there in full force," said WWD.

10. DONNA KARAN
Page views: 1,158,707

Donna Karan’s Cuban isnspired show was a serene
collection that reflected neutral colors.
For evening, her jersey gowns were slim, goddess-like and lovely.

9. MICHAEL KORS

Page views: 1,235,609
Michael
Kors’ always delivers. This lighthearted, colorful spring lineup included wearable outfits for every outing. Keeping a Seventies-inspired theme
throughout, he worked in fancy shifts, tunics and day dresses, along
with ruffled bikinis and plunging one-pieces. There were also safari prints, florals and bold graphics.

8. L.A.M.B.
Page views: 1,382,886
Gwen
Stefani’s spring collection was a perfect reflection of her own tastes
— so much, in fact, that many of the runway looks could have been
pulled from her very closet…maybe they were.

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7. OSCAR DE LA RENTA
Page views: 1,392,392
Oscar
de la Renta has his power women covered for spring. Outfits were sharp
and chic: He showed slim pants, creamy knits and a hit parade of
dresses. De la Renta even had his own live entertainment: The
Polyphonic Spree belted out numbers throughout the show.

6. 3.1 PHILLIP LIM
Page views: 1,422,162
Lim showed safari jackets paired with colorful dresses and
sweater sets with layered chiffon skirts. His gigantic bags and patent
Tatami shoes were hits as well.

5. ANNA SUI
Page views: 1,435,052
Glam rock meets Old Hollywood. Anna Sui featured
everything from fishnets and platforms to flowing chiffon blouses and
high-waisted plaid suits. Working in kaleidoscopic prints, which
ranged from pretty florals to graphic stripes, the eras crossed over seamlessly.

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4. ZAC POSEN

Page views: 1,580,976
Over-the-top Zac Posen tried to pull off a show
inspired by Shakers and Puritans.

3. RALPH LAUREN
Page views: 1,995,891
The designer chose to pair a
gala dinner celebrating his brand’s 40th anniversary with the showing
of his spring collection at Central Park’s Conservatory Garden.

2. MARC BY MARC JACOBS
Page views: 2,391,857
Marc
Jacobs’ little sister line featured sporty,
tailored young looks for spring. Both his shift dresses, which were
adorned in bows and stripes, and his shirtdresses, which contained
oversize buttons and piping, were adorable and playful.

Drum roll please…

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1. MARC JACOBS
Page views: 3,311,183
All the drama paid off! Even though
Marc Jacobs presented his entire spring collection two hours late and in reverse, it was worth the wait. He once again stole the top spot.

Source: WWD

Photos: WireImage & Style.com

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One Response to NY Fashion Week Spring ’08. The Top 20 Most-Viewed Shows. Second City Style Fashion Blog

  1. Rudy says:

    Of all of the ones you had pictured, I love the Betsey Johnson retro white polka dot dress. It’s so unique and bold.

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