Wednesday, February 18, 2009

NYFW FALL 09: William Rast & Temperley

As usual I loved the William Rast collection, the concepts follow on nicely from the Spring 09 collection - palette of denim, black and grey, american flag imagery. Fashionista tells us Carine AND Anna were both there - major kudos for J.T! The collection is apparently inspired by Thelma And Louise. I love the use of lace (the third look reminds me of my new Ksubi lace jeans).  I particularly adore the first look - the grey and leather jacket, and the skinny black pants with zip details.
 They use of studs again works really well - especially the asymmetry of the first jacket, and the subtle sleeves of the third. Love the dark (but not black), slim yet grungy aesthetic of the third look. And love Flavia.

I am also impressed with Temperley's collection. It does the holy trinity of leather, lace and zips in a mature, refined way - while still being totally hot and badass. Love the repetition of the vertical zip lines, and the high necklines in lace. These looks are just begging to be unzipped and peeled off.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

i'm really into the william rast stuff. i love the fringe ankle boots. i can never find any of the stuff though in stores, except for the jeans.