Yes it's Fashion week in New York and I have not stopped yammering about it.
Next week it won't be so I won't be as cuckoo for la mode...but for the
moment, I'm all about it.
I happened upon the live Isaac Mizrahi show online yesterday and watched it
in all its glory. I have a long history with Isaac- feel like we grew up
together in a way, even though we have never met. Have always admired his
wit, color sense, and genuine love for women. "Unzipped" remains one of my
favorite fashion flicks of all time...I felt sad for him when his business
went under but it's super lovely to have him back.
Amid a background of live jazz, one model after the next came out in
absolutely glorious clothes. The theme of the show was camping, or as the
show notes said: "Think Geoffrey L.L. Bean, or even Buffalo Bill Blass."
(style.com) Having been recently asked to go on a camping trip, I think I
prefer Isaac's take over the fleecy or plaid alternative. There is something
chic, albeit hilarious, about camping in a sequin gown with a fur hood.
Isaac is a master of color like none other- grays and
greens and browns married together in a Sherwood Forest confection. He also
included some elements of the outdoors in with glittery or furry backpacks,
camo vests redone, and furry hoods. The hair was subtly unkempt and the
makeup was barely there. The clothes were the real story.
Gorgeous look after gorgeous look came in a mix of reds, oranges, greens,
browns, and the ubiquitous black and silver. Though the collection felt
someone disjointed in that there was not an overarching theme to the clothes
themselves, it dawned on me that there was something for all of us here. The
long sequin tank dress was the ultimate for me- to be able to slip something
on over your head like that and be instantly amazing is simply beyond
compare. I live for that just threw it on kind of thing...there is
absolutely nothing more glamorous.
As it began to snow on the runway, the show ended and all the girls came out
for a final look. There were simply loads and loads of looks and it was
striking to see them all at once- I got the sense that Isaac was very much
telling us he was thinking of us all when he designed this collection-
albeit colorful, witty, ornamental, woodsy, sporty, and everything in
between. He is a designer that understands women and a true hero of American
sportswear at his best. Makes me feel very patriotic indeed...this is truly
a collection for women who love clothes with a little wink. Camping of
course is a back to basics way to get in touch with nature- a backlash to
our endless array of texting, tweeting, and app'ing. Isaac is asking us to
just be chic as we do it- so who am I to disagree? XO
(APOLOGIES FOR THE PHOTO REDUNDANCIES...MY COMPUTER IS BEING WICKED. NAUGHTY MAC.)