Tuesday, September 9, 2008

s.p.r.i.n.g. f.a.s.h.i.o.n. w.e.e.k.

Mercedes-Benz Spring Fashion Week is upon us once again. Spring Fashion Week is always my favorite. It could be because I hate winter, and would love to just bypass that season all together, but I absolutely love pouring over the new looks and colors that will be hitting the stores next spring. I can't wait until I can go purchase these looks [or, lets face it, I'm no millionare, purchase similar styles by slightly less high-fashion places] and assimilate them into my wardrobe. I'm digging the breezy styles, the rock-star looks, unique prints and textures, fun head accessories, fresh make-up, interesting uses of color/color-blocking, the list could go on and on and on...
In scouring over Style.com to put together this post, I became o.b.s.e.s.s.e.d with up-and-coming design compnay, William Rast. Designed by Justin Timberlake, and his best friend Trace Ayala, William Rast is a company that features down-home vibes, but still a rock-star attitude. Perfect for the girl-next-door who's a little bit edgy. Featuring amazing jackets, denim, vests, and flirty dresses, the women's line has something for an girl who's an all-American girl at heart, but lives in a sophisticated, fashion forward concrete jungle . The men's line also features slim cut denim, leather jackets, casual and dress shirts, and blazers. Considering Justin Timberlake is one of the best-dresses male celebrities [in my opinion], I expected nothing less from his menswear, and was pleasantly surprised by his womenswear. It's really refreshing to see a "celebrity designer" who's clothes aren't just a gimmicky, over-priced, simply designed, and flashing the "celebrity" all over the label. I'm interested and excited to see future collections and see how this brand grows.

Here are my favorite William Rast looks:

[R: designers justin timberlake & trace ayala]

Here are some of my other favorites from Fashion Week so far!!!

BCBG Max Azria

Diane Von Furstenberg

I'm obsessed with these party frocks and fabulous hippie headbands!!!

Elie Tahari

Erin Fetherston

Patrick Robinson for GAP

these color blocked swimsuits are too cute!

Hanii Y
Yellow is one of my favorite colors at the moment, and I am loving this shade of lemon!

Jonathan Saunders
I LOVE the use of color in this collection! Also the military/Sgt. Pepper style coats mixed with the flouncy skirts! 

Nicole Miller

Peter Som
I love the romper on the right with it's structured top and casual bottom.

Rachel Roy

Rag & Bone

One of my favorite design teams didn't disappoint this season! I love the floral pants, and masculine touches on the womenswear, and the expert tailoring on the menswear!

I am in love with the middle jacket!

Sue Stemp

I love these super classy, uber feminine cocktail frocks, high-waisted pants, and fabulous headbands. 

How fun is that plaid shorts suit?