Sunday, September 13, 2009

NYFW Spring 2010: Charlotte Ronson, Erin x RVCA, Preen

Miss Ronson hit all the nails on the head with her show - reinterpreting a lot of the current trends (denim, plaid, sheer). Her collection had a delicious grungy-ballerina-off-duty look. The contrasts between the two ideas shouldn't work, but they sure as hell do.

I love the nude palette of tones; soft ballet pinks and creamy tans. These offset the beat up and shredded denim pieces perfectly, not to mention the chain and embellished details, and the injections of sharp black. I particularly love the endearing quirkiness of the (perfect) pink blazer with the plaid shirt.
The darker looks worked equally well. Love the shear black tees.
A splash of brighter colour was provided by the perfect shades of sky blue and chambray (both die hard faves of mine). I'm totally digging short suits a the moments, so the blue one ticked all the boxes. I also have the urge to start tying my shirts... Which I haven't done since the age of about seven.

This year, our girl Erin was playing with the big boys at the tents - and did not disappoint. The collection perfectly captured her trademark and much lusted after grunge-hippie aesthetic - with some refreshingly simple and timeless pieces thrown in (like a lovely "frumpy length" stripe skirt).

I particularly love the dye-ey pieces in a myriad of blues; they don't scream tie-dye, more evoking the ocean and the sky. Killer cut offs are an unsurprising, but very welcome feature. And I love that oversized breton top on Irina.
I love the soft tailoring of the nude-toned outfit on the left. And the spotty, midrif baring shirt on Freja - although I think I'd double the amount of my daily sit-ups before I slipped into that. And hello "Keep It Neil" tee! Being a major Neil Young fan, this I obviously love.

I loved the slick and futuristic metallic pieces from Preen's collection. The leggings I would do in a heartbeat. That dress however? I admire from afar, but god you would need killer body confidence to handle that baby.


Cindy said...

such a good recap.
my favourite collection of these has to be charlotte's.
i love something or everything from every single look you posted. pink blazer, amazing. leather shorts, yes and the plaid and army coats i'm powerless to resist. great collection.

anna said...

That blue shorts suit is sooo smokin- looks so much like the one in karen walker believers tho don't you think. LOVE erin x rvca!

Emma said...

Cindy: I so agree. my heart yearns for a pale pink blazer! Wardrobe essential non?

Anna: That's what I thought too! God I love that blue suit of Karens, was so bummed that the colour supremely washed me out!


Miss Sofie said...

I seriously love every single look in that post. They have sort of inspired my entire wardrobe for this spring!

Auburn Not Red said...

I'm a fan of Neil Young, too, and I love that shirt. Not sure I want to shell out $60, though.

Anonymous said...

this is so good!! never heard of Preen, so thankyou for highlighting them :) xx