New York SS10: Highlights Vol. 2

September 15, 2009
…because this season’s NYFW proffered too much talent to be encapsulated by just one.
If Spurr aimed for Bowie and fell slightly short of the mark, then Phillip Lim cited beatniks when Bowie seems to be the genuine deserver of credit. In his review at Men’s Style, Josh Peskowitz observed the distinctly 80s bent, (the abundance of liquid-looking black leather, shimmer metallic accents and cropped, lean pants) suggesting, perhaps, that this SS10 collection was more vibrant glam-rock than smooth jazz. Either way, you needn’t give a toss since it’s all both wearable and want-able.

Oh, and you’re right, by the way, it IS Spring/Summer…just not as we know it. Navy and black are back (not that they ever left for me, being the monochromatic-fanatic that I am…). Do be good to yourself and say no to the sandals, though.

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^ 3.1 Phillip Lim SS10

Unlike some of the haute critics out there, I’m not really that bothered if a particular collection’s coherent or not or maintains its thread of inspiration/vision/whatever throughout each look. SO, I’m going to exclude approx. half (the wishy-washy-hued sportswear component) of Richard Chai’s collection and laud the remainder without limit. Interestingly, I’ve – yet again – selected looks composed of black and shades of blue, which hints at a serious lack of objectivity in the fair presentation of collections on my part but I mean, come on, these are the diamonds among the rough.

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Chai’s collaboration with Keds on the footwear
seems a veritable triumph, particularly loving the zippered ones.

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Now, the noteworthy deets of some other designers’ endeavours so far…

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^ What I like to call Patrik Ervell‘s hundreds-and-thousands-topped ice-cream collection. A delicous range of pastel shades accompanied by a smattering of all-over print – perfect for Summer sabbatical at the seaside.

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^ Loden Dager‘s ultra-light, ultra-red nylon shorts-suit. ‘Nuff said, really.

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^ Canvas classics reworked in mesh at Lacoste. Almost like sporting a tennis-net on your feet…anyone else getting that?

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^ Bow-shorts at Duckie Brown. Yes, Duckie Brown…really, I had trouble believing it too. No bother with wanting them, though. PS. for a good LOL check out the v. fetching nappies.

Images from Men’s Style

  • Richard Kilroy September 15, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    i must be the only person who loves the high waisted underwear, i find them very hot!

  • Cillian September 15, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Richard: Actually, when I was trying to think how they'd justify them that was the one redeeming factor! Still, wrapped around a mere mortal as opposed to a male model…I'm not sure it'd be as nice a sight!/

  • DUCKIE BROWN September 15, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Actually the bow short is quite beautiful – and in context to the show makes perfect senseAs for the "nappies", they are a high waisted swimsuit. It's easy to make fun of that which you do not understand and so we invite you to come down to our studio so we can take you through the entire collectionxoxoxTHE DUCKIES

  • Last Style of Defense September 15, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Chai's collection is pretty strong! I love all the looks you have put up : )

  • EJ September 16, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Wow, the Duckie Brown commentor- get your head out of your own arse. "It's easy to make fun of that which you do not understand"? They're CLOTHES. People can and will say what they want about your collection, end of. If you are too hyper-sensitive to deal with it, don't go looking around blogs for opinion.Sorry Cillian, carry on as you are. I LIKE humour when it comes to catwalk commentary, so don't let some snotty designers put you off.

  • Blau von T September 16, 2009 at 11:17 am

    sometimes i wonder if i'd get away with wearing mens clothes, really like these

  • Cillian September 16, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Blau Von T: I say do it!/