Boys on NYFW

Boys on NYFW

I have picked some looks that I think best summarise their designer’s collections and chosen some of the most fashionable guys I know to give their personal opinion on the following looks. (I have actually placed the following ‘looks’ in my personal order of preference.)

The panel

Q. How would you describe your style?

ALEX: In general, I wear American or Japanese streetwear. Italian shoes, British suits and bespoke shirts. For something to catch my eye, it has to have a single unique and striking quality about it.

TIM: Business casual

KRISTOFF: Preppy/ casual

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PRABAL GURUNG
(Right image)

ALEX: It’s wonderful, and would actually be quite versatile. The gut reaction is that it is a catwalk-only piece because of the transparency, but upon closer inspection it is tastefully teasing, and almost conservative.

KRISTOFF: I’m not sold. Perhaps the top half could fly on it’s own – though I’m really not ‘getting’ the whole tiny corset supported with a tiny bit of black string. The bottom of the dress is horrid – it looks like dirty tissues have collected at her feet and she’s dragging them with her – which is a shame given the beauty of the flowing colours in the upper portion of the dress – 5/10. 

ME: What type of woman could you imagine wearing this?

KRISTOFF: Russian Oligarch’s wife.

(Left image)
ALEX: It’s a lot of fun. It’s art, and in that regard, it’s quite well done. In particular, I like the trim; it’s almost an atmospheric costume. The flowers are pretty, but it almost looks like surf on a beach. It’s so brazen that it’s a lot more palatable than some other catwalk fashion that masquerades as street fashion. Clearly, this is not the kind of garment you can wear out to dinner.

KRISTOFF: I can’t quite make up my mind about this one. I like the overall shape of the dress, it’s definitely elegant with a hint at the hourglass figure, but the actual figure of the dress/model is completely lost by the odd splattered black all over it. It seems there is too much going on. 7/10 

ME: What type of woman could you imagine wearing this?

KRISTOFF: One who’s a bit out there. Trained in fashion classics but itching for ingenuity. 


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SACHIN+BIBI

ALEX: I very much like the Sachin and Bibi stuff

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THE ROW
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KRISTOFF: I really love the sheer material of the trousers – so elegant it hurts. But this is ruined by the vomit on her torso, the texture is ridiculous. He is definitely to be commended for the overall concept – I like the loose trousers with hint at braces concept – Excellent execution of the high waisted effect – so clean and elegant. Could be so effing sexy. Also loving the sandals – totally chilled.

ME: What type of woman could you imagine wearing this?

KRISTOFF: She needs a good figure to achieve the pinched waist effect which is essential for these to work – but only a complete buffoon would attempt that material on the top. Ditch the top and just go topless?

(Left image)

KRISTOFF: Love love love. I like the hint towards the lion-tamer shape on the outfit. The Row gets the smartness of that tailored jacket – but forgets the harshness. Really don’t think it needs the train however, it’s not a dress, so stop trying to give it that silhouette. Also not too keen on the sleeves- they’re too long, giving her an inelegant skinny wrist/hand look.

ALEX: A little too avant garde for normal streetwhere. If anyone wore that off the catwalk I would be worried for their mental health. Although, if we are talking clockwork orange, a cane would make a perfect accessory.


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ADAM

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ALEX: Wonderful. I love it. It’s fanciful but the skirt is a great juxtaposition. It’s very contemporary and anchors the whole thing so that it’s palatable.

KRISTOFF: No idea what is going on here. I can kind of grasp the concept of the thigh-hugging denim skirt, but the actual denim is so soccer-mom, which when coupled with the 70’s throwback strap sandals is a total mess. Not much keener on the upper half. Waste of fabric. 6/10

ME: What type of woman could you imagine wearing this?

KRISTOFF: Someone who has a very down-to-earth side to them. Risks looking 31 when they’re 21… too loose to be sexy, too weirdly shaped to be classic.

(Left image)
ALEX: This lacks that anchor and looks kinda ridiculous, although the print is quite beautiful.

KRISTOFF: Very intrigued by the slinky material of the undershirt, but any attempt at sexy is most definitely ruined with this body-hiding pyjama suit.

ME: What type of woman could you imagine wearing this?

KRISTOFF: Drop the jacket then I’d say a body-confident girl who spends a lot of time in the sun? 


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ALEXANDER WANG
(Right image)

KRISTOFF: Not really so keen on this one. I get a good feeling from the shape of the corset, but it’s without doubt completely spoiled by the 90s biker material.Really hating the flowery leggings, a bit camper van trip to Las Vegas….. not helped by the shoes…. remind me of cheap garden furniture. 4/10

ALEX: You could get away with it at some of the more fashion forward clubs. It could be a very good filter, because only like minded people worth your time will approach you.

ME: What type of woman could you imagine wearing this?

KRISTOFF: Definitely someone with money, but a cockney accent in their recent family history. 

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KRISTOFF: Not very keen on this one either, the shorts may have worked if they’d been left as fitted trousers, but really hating the whole dipped cut across the knee, I can’t decide if it makes her legs look stocky or too skinny – but something is going wrong, wrong, wrong. I can’t find her breasts behind all of that striping and faux-layering – the outfit passes only thanks to the shoes.

ALEX: This doesn’t really do it for me. It’s hard to articulate. Amongst a few things, the silhouette of the headwrap is a bit awkward, and there is a white clash between the top and bottom.

(all original photos from style.com)

33 Comments

  1. 14th September 2011 / 8:42 PM

    Really amazing collections. I love Prabal Gurung

  2. 14th September 2011 / 9:27 PM

    Haha i really enjoyed the 'vomit on top' comment about the row top!! ahah But i agree those trousers are soooo elegant it hurrrrrrts

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  3. 15th September 2011 / 12:40 AM

    too avant garde for street wear? psh, id wear that any day anywhere if i had it in my closet!

    xx

  4. 15th September 2011 / 2:51 AM

    Great post, the fashion here are outstanding.

  5. 15th September 2011 / 2:54 AM

    What delightful photos! I love you getting the guys opinions.

    xo,
    Em

  6. 15th September 2011 / 4:07 AM

    The next spring and summer is going to be fantastic. Love the details in the outfits. Thanks for sharing the photos and feel free to drop by me too, soon.

  7. 15th September 2011 / 10:02 PM

    Great post!

  8. 15th September 2011 / 10:07 PM

    very very interesting way of reviewing the collections – not sure how much i agree with any of them wholeheartedly but i agree with Tim when it comes to the Row – which i like a lot – great post x

    http://fashionandfrank.blogspot.com/

  9. 16th September 2011 / 12:35 AM

    gorg post! so inspiring

  10. 16th September 2011 / 3:57 AM

    Very interesting pieces! =)
    -Adriana

  11. 16th September 2011 / 7:34 AM

    such a wonderful post!

  12. 16th September 2011 / 10:14 AM

    i can't even begin to pick a favorite, all too pretty!

  13. 16th September 2011 / 11:19 AM

    great blog 😉

  14. 16th September 2011 / 11:48 AM

    I love the outfits made by Alexander Wang! So great! amazing post! 🙂

  15. 16th September 2011 / 12:56 PM

    This is an amazing post, love getting the boys perspective on things. My boyfriend just goes "she looks crazy" hahaha, what a dork

    SIDEWALKCATWALKS.blogspot.com

  16. 16th September 2011 / 3:02 PM

    such great collections shown during ny fashion week!:)

  17. 16th September 2011 / 5:06 PM

    Thank you for your comment!
    No, it are little hearts on the skirt:)

    xx
    me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

  18. Anonymous
    18th September 2011 / 3:38 AM

    russian oligarch's wife would wait for mcqueen show
    trust me on this one

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