It was once said the female designers create clothing “they want to wear” and not clothing created for the consumer. However, now that personal style has taken center stage in the fashion industry, trend designing seems repetitive, boring and something fashion should never be…expected. So we are thrilled to see more lady designers showcasing their personal style and here is a short list of the ones we loved:
Monique Lhuillier has made a name for herself on the red carpet. With her spring season choice of drab colors of purple, and deep blue a reoccuring made me cringe as I read the folder of her collection with a mermaid theme, the fear left me as the lights deemed and the first model appeared in a blue lace brocade gown! The blue prints were broken into waves from time to time with metallic hues from copper to pink. Who ever said a collection in limited hues was going to be boring never attended a show like this one!!
We then ventured to Pier 57 for Gen Art’s Fresh Faces in Fashion and refreshingly saw that out of the five designers featured that four of them were women designing for women. We especially love Anne Sophia Madsen. Madsen trained under John Galliano for Dior in Paris and worked for acclaimed trend forecasters, Peclers before moving to London to work for Alexander McQueen as a Junior Designer. We think she could have gave Barton a run for her money since I see more elements of him in her work here then in the wedding dress designed by Barton for the royals. We also see the use of geometric designs and clean lines seen at dior.
Tune in on Friday for our celebrity sitings during fashion week…