I wish I had something new and exciting to talk about in my personal fashion life. But unfortunately, no new clothes, no radical new interpretations of what I already own, and no time to think about anything other than midterms. And Breaking Bad, sometimes I think about that too. So instead of sharing something cool and new in my life, I am just going to share my opinions on a few things going on in the world of fashion.
Number 1: Fashion Week. I live less than two hours from NYC, but I didn’t venture in for Fashion Week. I did, however, keep my eyes peeled for anything particularly stellar that showed up online. I usually have trouble conceptualizing fall fashion when we’re just on the brink of spring, but I am kind of loving Proenza Schouler for Fall 2012, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have outdone themselves. Too many of the silhouettes are dense and baggy and far less “pret-a-porter” than the collection would imply, but I love the preppy-meets-biker-chick vibe, the cute metallic/plastic wrap mini skirts, the collarless structured jackets, and their cool take on the sheath dress–I would spend all my money on sheath dresses if I could. And that insane, woven-basket texture was such a gorgeous effect. I love the trend toward unconventional materials that we’ve seen on the spring and fall runways; I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for this to happen to fashion.
So many PRINTS! I’m pretty sure I could wear these three things together, and love every minute of it.
I’ll post an update if any one of these glorious pieces ever comes in to my possession, but I can tell you right now that the closest I’ll ever get to any of these things is one half of a pair of Marni earrings that I find on the ground next to the barren wasteland where all of the Marni merch was before it sold out.
*runway photos from vogue, marni photos from h&m website