Something we may have taken for granted and hardly recognized this fashion week in New York was crystal bedazzlement and it's subtle creep onto the runways of a lot of designers. With London Fashion Week underway, and Matthew Williamson crystalizing a few looks, we look back at Day 6 of New York Fashion Week for, well, an aesthetic that could possibly be permanent for Spring.
Gottex: An entire collection of divine bathing suits walked the runway, with so much potential and quirky things we'd like to try - we wondered could they worn alone as just leotards, far, far away from the beach. Models donned bathing suits with capes, avant-garde straps and some with extended trains sweeping the floor. But, not only would one have to worry what design to choose, but color - from, beiges to black and greens to reds - emerald green being the most coveted. After such a color fuss, came swimsuits bedazzled in swarvoski crystals at the shoulders and torsos. Where the swimsuits wearable? Not entirely - we coudn't bear the thought of chasing crystals in water - but, they were defintely beach-side posing appropriate.
Eva Minge: The labels first collection at Exit Art instantly came off as a valley soul discovering Juicy Couture loungewear mixed with crystal-studded slogans on the back, but sooned turned into a collection with great potential in due time. The latter: leather cuffed shorts with side-gathers, organza outerwear with deep patch pockets, backless floor-sweeping dresses and lots of beige and brown. Taking attention from the clothes, came oversized slouch bags in suede and leather, some being adorned with crystals.
Odd Molly: What started off as cozy fall knitwear, versus easy-breeze spring, sooned turned into crystaled denim jackets and sweatshirt tops. The girls walked to the live playing from Sean Lennon and girlfriend Charlotte Kemp Muhl, with colored hair extentions. Alongside crystals, came ruffled-hem dresses and peplums, silk tops and quilted-like fabrics made up of roses. In tow, came socialite Nicky Hilton, Andrew Mukamal and a plethora of singer-slash-songwriters. Overall, the collection was youthful and playful, adding sophistication through silhouettes, prints and colors.