Friday, 13 February 2009

Roving Reporter : Acne

Well this favourite jeans company added a touch of rock-chic to New York today. Models were clad head-to-toe in a predominantly black colour palette, only accented by nude shades. Dresses were cute, thigh-skimming and angular, creating almost square-like cuts, and were quite tunic-esque in their silhouette.

These were teamed with the past season's favourite 'wet-look leggings' and the upgraded version of 'plastic-look leggings'. Yes I said it, the models looked like their legs had been clad in cling film. These was done in black and clear shades and were both wonderfully inventive and totally bizarre (though I'm predicting Topshop copies to hit the shelves).

There were two trouser shapes being worked, at two extremes of the spectrum. They ranged from wide-legged boot cuts to super-skinny pencil cuts.

Jackets were dressy and would work perfectly with cocktail dresses and skinny jeans. Shoulders, again, were structured and cuts incredibly tailored.

There was a fantastic, battered leather jacket, printed on one shoulder, with a real vintage feel. Interestingly, this was teamed with a loose-cut trouser, rather than the traditional indie-skinny silhouette.
Again, like at Rachel Roy there was plenty of asymmetric cutting go on, with one-shoulder dresses and slouchy, sheer tops, giving away a hint of skin without putting it all out there.

Styling was minimal, and while shoes were incredibly huge skyscraper platforms, the odd piece of jewellery was also huge - but kept to a single piece, either a statement necklace or chunky bangle.

A fun collection that would really suit the cool kids on the New York scene: Think Olsen twins, Sam Ronson and LiLo. This is not for the fainthearted, but a definitely rock-cool selection.

1 comment:

  1. Props to the models for dealing with the skyscrapers. Reminds me of the Prada models before they took a spill...


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