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NYFW Trend : Belts Dominate.

Posted in Uncategorized by modman on March 22, 2010

The original purpose of a belt was to hold up pants at the waist. Clearly, the belt has transformed from a practical tool into a stylish accessory. There were all sorts of belts on the runway in New York.. some for the practical and simple, some for the girly, some for the bold and brave, and some that were simply outrageous (in a good way!). Whatever your style, here are a few of the best of each category that may give you ideas on how to belt your blazer, coat, or your whole upper body!

Black & Simple: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Charlotte Ronson, Doo.Ri, Elie Tahari

Harness/Body Belt: Wayne, L.A.M.B., Michael Kors, Reed Krakoff

Belts with a Purpose: Betsey Johnson, Rag & Bone x2, Reed Krakoff

Thin & Pretty: Carolina Herrera, Chado Ralph Rucci, Jeremy Laing, Oscar de la Renta

“Not Your Usual” Belt: Jeremy Scott, Ohne Titel, Thakoon, Zero + Maria Cornejo

Studded, Embellished, Shiny: Victoria Beckham, Anna Sui, Preen, Diesel Black Gold

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Last of Bryant Park, Betsey Johnson.

Posted in fashion week., new york city. by modman on February 17, 2010

I’ve been only posting shows that I’ve attended but I had to mention this Western theme that I’ve seen in both Peter Som and Betsey Johnson. Johnson’s collection was fun and colorful with a clear theme. People either love or hate Johnson from a design and business perspective, but I think that she has great skill and she loves the creativity behind the process. She has fun with her collections and definitely makes a statement, and most importantly, stays true to herself. That statement was clear for her fall collection, which has overall Western/prairie vibe with salon styled looks and bandit-esque elements. And of course her McQ tribute was touching.. I remember twitterverse going crazy with tweets about it from people who were at the show. The photographs are great.. I cant even begin to imagine how great the show was. The models definitely look like they’re having a blast.

Betsey Johnson Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Betsey Johnson Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Betsey Johnson Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Betsey Johnson Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Betsey Johnson Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear