WOW. My last day of fashion week…tear, tear. But what a phenomenal experience and I can’t wait to attend the Fall 2011 shows in February!! I hope you’ve enjoyed my reporting for Southern Femme & Birmingham Magazine…to me it’s all about sharing the world of fashion with my fellow Southerners! So enjoy my last 2 shows of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week & make sure to leave me with a few comments on your thoughts for Spring 2011!
AT THE WILLIAM TEMPEST PRESENTATION AT LINCOLN CENTER…
William Tempest is one of the hottest young British designers on the fashion radar right now…take a sneak peak into his Spring 2011 collection! Full of architectural, luxurious, modern, and even experimental dresses, jumpsuits, and corseted goodness, this collection felt SO FRESH & relevant! The powdery color palette of coral-orange, magenta, nudes, and even lemon was completely on trend. The models were made other worldly with white makeup & sleek up-dos…all in all this show was breathtaking & he is definitely a designer to watch!
LOVE. LEMON. CORSET. LOVE.
Celebrities like Kate Moss, Lily Allen, Emma Watson, and Victoria Beckham often wear the modern chic designs of William Tempest.
William collaborated with a well known shoe designer to design these incredible platform strappy heels…love the array of colors.
AT LINCOLN CENTER…
Haha every time I ask someone to take my picture to document my outfit they manage to cut off my feet…an important part of a ‘fashion’ photo…Oh well! On my last day of fashion week I was sporting an Alexander Wang black tee, Kate Moss for Topshop sequined cardigan, black Theory menswear harem pants, Alexander McQueen skull print scarf, Elizabeth & James wedges, and Marc Jacobs Collection bag.
AT THE WES GORDON SHOW AT THE EMPIRE HOTEL…
FAVORITE COLLECTION OF FASHION WEEK. HANDS DOWN. LIKE NO IFS, ANDS, OR BUTS THIS WELL EDITED COLLECTION OF DECADENT, LUXURIOUS, FEMININE PIECES COULD COMPRISE MY ENTIRE WARDROBE & I’D NEVER COMPLAIN AGAIN ABOUT HAVING NOTHING TO WEAR!
And wouldn’t ya know Wes is a fellow Southerner! Born & raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Wes studied design at the prestigious Central Saint Martins in London. He had the amazing opportunity to work under Oscar de la Renta & Tom Ford…2 of the industries best!
This collection that I am sharing with you in its entirety is only the 2nd collection Wes has shown at fashion week, and wouldn’t ya know he’s already selling his pieces at various Saks Fifth Avenues & at Harrods in London!! OHHHH and he’s been voted by numerous industry critics as the next big womenswear designer!
So lesson here ladies…watch, learn, and then buy you a Wes Gordon piece!
The perfect updated suit.
Love the pink lining.
Powder pink. Every girl’s dream.
The perfect trench with the British ‘back flap’.
I can just imagine a woman wearing this as she flits about the Greek Isles or even Amelia Island, Georgia!
Uhhhhhh how Grace Kelly is this dress? And the color is so fresh & new…especially when paired with turquoise pumps!
Sheerness. Shininess. LOVE <3 <3 <3
The chicest way possible to wear a jumpsuit.
The ‘Marilyn Monroe’ dress with a modern edge…the blue bandeau peaking out was quite a treat & utter genius.
Need a gown for a debutante ball or gala??? MUST HAVE A WES GORDON DESIGN. Look up close & the print is almost a seersucker.
Another must have for work, a cocktail party, damn I’d wear it everyday!
This bandeau top trend is really popping up in the shows for Spring…while I won’t rock it quite like this model, I will find a more.. ummm.. conservative way!
D.I.V.I.N.E. What I imagine a goddess to look like.
C’EST FINI MES SOUTHERNERS! HOPE Y’ALL ENJOYED FASHION WEEK AS MUCH AS I DID! REMEMBER I WANNA KNOW WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE COLLECTIONS SO COMMENT AWAY!