Following Fashion Week Fall ’11
Never before in my entire life have followed what's going on at Fashion Week. I guess that's not completely true since I would check out the Project Runway show before the finale would air. This year, however, things are different. I'm actually interested in what's being put out there as inspiration for my own sewing. Even though I do not consider myself a designer in any way, as I start to mix and match styles a bit more and not go completely from a pattern, the runways at Fashion Week are a great study aid.
My tastes are pretty subdued, however. My favorite show so far has been Luca Luca. Apparently, the collection is inspired by a pretty specific narrative about a woman in the woods. I may not see that story, but I definitely see a strong 1940s influence. With the exception of the fur (seriously, why is fur acceptable again?) pieces, I'd wear almost everything in that collection.