Saturday, 19 September 2009

Surfer girl x tribal goddess x Oscar

My absolute favourite looks from NY fashion week - I am inspired by the energy, the vibe and obviously the aesthetic - new and fresh and oh sooo cool.

Proenza Schouler's surfer chic is awesome - it's way cool yet makes you smile as you think back about those days skating, hanging out and surfing - more innocent days.  Redefined sexy cool surfer chic out on the town. 
tie-dyed rash vest with prom skirt (I love)

slinky long board-shorts, a tee and smoking

tie dyed little dress

Rodarte's highly charged primitivism - so sexy it hurts - raw yet oddly refined - a fantastical journey of tribal goddesses.  A mysterious, torn, lost and gothic world.  The clothes themselves genius - the love and care that has been put into tearing, shredding, burning - the very design.
Rodarte shredded gown

a slinky version

And of course there is Oscar de la Renta one of the godfathers of American fashion - a bit of the old school - the other end of the spectrum. That classic upper east side aesthetic which is his.  Yes, of course there are the gowns, but this look for me is what defines elgance - refined and so subtle. A modern classic? or a classic made modern?

Oscar's off the shoulder elegance

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