Credit crunch, what credit crunch? Well that's what Parsons School of Design alum, Lyn Dereon, tried to convey in her collection.
"In this economy I want to offer women something that makes them happy and shows that they are optimistic," said Devon. Although the beginning of the collection was full of bursts, and in some cases, top to toe colour, the reference to optimism was not as strong as we saw earlier from the Peter Som show. On the contrary, she does provide a well rounded escapist collection that scream both edgy credibility and stylish sophistication.
It’s fair to say that Peter Som has been going through a bad spell over the past few months. If falling out with the bosses at Bill Blass wasn’t enough, he also recently parted ways with his long term investor, Creative Design Studios. Okay, so maybe ‘bad spell’ is a bit of an understatement but Som put his woes aide this week, presenting a strong self-financed presentation and created a good start to New York Fashion Week.
Sitting front row of the shows last season you were more likely to hear about the world’s economy and a moan and groan or two about increasing energy bills, than the clothes on the catwalk or the gossip from last night’s event. Never have politics and the economic downturn been more apparent in fashion than right now. The buzz words on the mouths of all the top buyers are ‘investment pieces’. In lay man terms that means that it is not only us fashionstas that are feeling the pinch and a pull on the ol’ purse strings (if that makes you feel any better).
Is anyone else sick of hearing the term ‘credit crunch’?! And while hearing all the fashionistas moan about how they had to cut back on their Jimmy Choo consumption, does it ever strike you as strange that some fashion magazines suggest buying £3,000 cocktail rings instead of £12,000 brooches to 'downsize' during the recession?
Would you find it odd if someone bedazzled his own bald-head with diamantes for a fashion show? (Yes, this has happened.)
It makes us raise our eyebrows too, and with that we bring you ‘Fash Pack’: style, big names and beauty without losing touch with reality. Fash Pack is an informative fun, fashion and gossip filled site, that can see the ironic side of the fashionista’s world.
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