Thursday, 17 February 2011

NYFW - Harper's Bazaar's Collection Highlights

Marc Jacobs went a little bit dotty this fashion week with giant rubber paillettes and textured jackets and dresses. I wasn't personally loving the rubber look, but spotty tights I can just about manage. According to some reports the show cost $1 million, with 63 different models used to model one look each, around 50 hair stylists and 35 make-up artists. Wow, who knew!  

Narciso Rodriguez contrasted the feminine and masculine with sleek, streamlined silhouettes, and tailored coats bookending sheer slips. Harper's Bazaar says 'His collection showcased the clean lines of his cut and clarity of his modern vision.' There was an element of colour blocking but with a toned down palette in comparison to what we've seen for Spring. I'd prefer something that paid more attention to flattering the female shape though, curvier bodies wouldn't look so good in many of these looks.

Rodarte's collection was described as 'highly wearable' by Harper's Bazaar. Inspired by the Great American Plains with a use of a wheat color palette and long hems. But the neutruals were punctuated with the odd bold statement, like the head-to-toe scarlet outfit featuring a striking sequin skirt shown above. I personally loved the big full skirts but I just find them so difficult to wear... I blame my height - or lack of it.

See more of Harper's Bazaar's best looks from the catwalk here.

Photo credit: Dan & Corina Lecca.
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