the fashion report: seventy-nine

collection images: michael kors, resort

bum rushing the resort pre-season, it seems as though new york’s biggest designer names are going the fuck in, in terms of collections. combining design concepts we’ve seen for his SS11 & FW11 collections, designer michael kors takes the opportunity to once more represent neon colors & a bit of scuba gear inspiration. a fitting collection for the resort pre-season, i liked what was presented but found no sense of excitement; even considering the large number of looks that were created. i have noticed that the kors label has become much more modernized & refined over time- almost as if they are minimalizing all of the unecessary & stipping each collection, each season down to the essentials. while neon colors make the collections style essentials seem groundbreaking, for the most part, i had expected to see something along these lines. that said, i applaud the consistency in design aesthetic from what we seen during the last two seasons, to now.

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collection images: jenni kayne, resort

in representing true california style, the designs of jenni kayne always accompany this effortless attitude of style. the garments are easy to wear & are undeniably chic season after season. of course, for the in between time during the resort pre-season, this notion hardly differs. in an intimately numbered collection the power of style is incredibly strong when looking at this collection. the resort 2012 collection mirrors some existing trends in the seen use of yellow & soft orange with more essential colors of grey & white. elongated design lines took the mainstage as silhouette leaned more toward an air of relaxation & stylized ease. overall, the collection is one of promise & accomplishes it’s goal for the pre-season. im very excited to see what kayne will introduce in new york for the SS12 season, which is less than three months away.  

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collection images: erdem, resort

as resort collections return, in triplicate, following last weeks set of reviews erdem casts guienevere van seenus for their resort 2012 collection images. seen on a teal blue backdrop, the collection hosts a wide range of concepts all threaded through a common approach to style. brought to life through the imaginative mind of erdem moralioğlu, the erdem label is based in london, while the designer himself was born in montreal, canada. after completion of a masters degree in 2003, the erdem label quickly shot off in london, following a string of accolades from fashion’s most prestigious entities. in 2005, erdem was awarded the fashion fringe award, which followed with 2007’s swarovski british fashion council fashion enterprise award. in 2008, the label was awarded the BFC’s fashion award, in 2009 the fashion future award & just last year took the price for the british fashion council/vogue designer fashion fund award. all this & erdem was hailed as 1 of 1000 of the most influential people by the evening standard. for the resort pre-season, a refined direction is both represented & felt as the british based label clearly defines sharp tailoring & interesting design. use of floral print, navy lace & contrasts of red & orange are seen as the collection taps into a refined, modern direction. impressive, as yet, for a pre-season collection & im very excited to see what the lable has in store for the SS12 show season. solid set of design, sophisticated as ever.

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