Karen Walker looked to the contrasting nature of traditional Eastern culture with modern utility for her spring collection titled “Utopia.” Gauzy dhoti pants and silk tunics in cream, ochre, and sun-bleached pink referenced the East – more specifically India – while Western practicality came in the form of trench coats, anoraks, and knitwear. And to add her accessory credentials, Karen is introducing handbags with Benah and patent-leather sneakers with BePositive. Wearable clothing in wonderfully eclectic color combinations. As usual, we’re fans.
Despite the occasional bright orange or red lip, the recurring makeup trend this week has been minimalism, minimalism, minimalism. All is needed is a dab of concealer, the faintest swipe of color on the eyelids and cheeks, nude polish on the nails and most importantly, your inner beauty. Pure and simple for spring.
I left Delpozo yesterday afternoon on a fashion high. Creative director (and genius) Josep Font’s spring collection was influenced by Corot’s Gypsy Woman with Tambourine and glass cathedral windows – two elements that came together so beautifully in inspiring the accentuated volumes, sheer draping, delicate pleating, and oh-so-sweet heart-shaped necklines. Each ensemble, oozing with romance and drama, swept me off my feet . . . one after another. It was hands down one of my favorite collections thus far.
Lauren and I both grew up by the beach in Southern California and yet somehow found our way into the fashion culture of New York City. You can imagine then why we love Peter Som’s spring collection which embodies surf culture with an urban, downtown attitude. Vintage cut bikinis and cropped tops were worn under blue tweed bombers, printed tuxedo jackets, and oversized coats. And what’s a surf inspired collection without some Bermuda shorts and neoprene thrown into the mix?