In a few cases this fashion week, I was drawn more to the menswear on the runway. Nowhere was that more the case than Michael Kors. I could not for the life of me understand what the women were wearing- especially when seen in relation to the men's clothing. I felt the line lacked a cohesiveness and wearability factor. I did, however, appreciate Kors' take on plaid and cardigans. The plaid outfit shown above was reminiscent of a Trovata womens wear look that I liked - fitted lightweight plaid, tucked into a dark, skinny bottom. The effect is an effortless sense of cool. Props for the navy cardigan set - very sleek.
The jury is still out on the Calvin Klein presentation- my first instinct is to say that it was rather boring with the exception of the electric pieces featured above. I suspect they thought mixing a sea of beige and white clothes with a handful of over saturated suits would help them break even.
Perry Ellis delivers for the young country club set, offering plenty of pastels and sleek lines with just enough room in the pants to make golfing possible. Obedient Sons offered up the standard blazer and skinny tailored pants/shorts but kept things interesting by adding a significant amount of embellishments- from the unexpected florals to embroidered blazers.
The styling at Diesel was baffling. If anyone can explain to me how the hats tied into the theme of the clothing- I'd love to know. Although I didn't entirely mind their selection of vests. 3.1 Phillip Lam, on the other hand, won me over with their styling. The (faux?) snake skin shoes added a much appreciated retro touch to the polished jackets and slim fitting/immaculately tailored pants. Python is hot right now. Stella McCartney must be pissed.
Marc by Marc Jacobs seemed to be at once invoking the essence of Chuck Bass and Welcome Back Kotter - with a dash of A Different World for good measure. The connection? Perhaps it was television's most beloved school boys. Marc Jacobs (the man and the line) seemed to be all about unique fusions.
More on the women's wear @ Trendology
Runway photos courtesy of NYMAG