This week was our press preview at Bismarck Phillips, where stylists from every magazine set up appointments at our rented space in SoHo to browse the looks they saw parading the runways in September. I won't name names, but some of Vogue, Elle and WWD's top critics pulled favorites and took pics for upcoming stories.
Wunderkind. They loved the mixing of all the prints and thought the beading was "amazing". The purple leopard looks (see corset dress which is meant to cascade out) were favored (they came in brown, red, and blue as well). Wunderkind's entire collection was inspired by a sole bandana!
Christian Lacroix. These were the two favorite looks of one stylist. She absolutely loved the bright shrimp dress in addition to the multi-color print kimono. (We are sharing the Lacroix collection with Paris and London, so a lot was missing).
Reyes. The yellow looks were favored. Stylists loved the navy trench with cropped sleeves and navy dress that tied at the waist. The red/white/blue dress and sweater pieces, they also loved. They noted how "tennis-y" the collection appeared.
Carlos Miele (left 2). They loved the silk print mini skirt and the "Polaroid" gown, which was inspired by personal Polaroid's of Carlos. Jovovich-Hawk (right). They loved the white gown, a fine example of how the collection was inspired by lingerie.
Preen. One stylist thought the swimsuits were "insane". (They really are so incredibly detailed and complex for swimsuits). Another stylist loved the bright coral looks at Preen (many of which weren't seen at the show).
Jenni Kayne. Jenni is a young LA designer that is growing and recently opened her first boutique in LA. One stylist loved the royal blue sweater. A few stylists took pics of the long blue print dress.