2010 February 18
Runway Reviews: Jeremy Scott, Michael Kors
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(NEW YORK) Jeremy Scott
“I’m a designer with humor,” says Jeremy Scott. Although the theme wasn’t as uniform as last year’s Flinstone’s collection it was equally tongue-in-cheek. Mini-dresses, catsuits and leather jackets were covered in walnut-sized jewels, dangling crosses and prints of Jeremy Scott labels. A little black sweater dress with “little black dress” written across the back drew plenty of chuckles. On the more outrageous end of the spectrum, models wore belts with five-foot leather cutouts of female silhouettes attached to the front. Another model went down the runway in bikeshorts and suspenders with attached cones covering her breasts and yet another wore a double-ended dress, wearing one end and carrying the other on a hangar. The designs are not for the faint of heart but for anyone who wants to make a statement that they don’t take themselves too seriously, it doesn’t get any better.
The ultimate champion of ease and comfort, Michael Kors delivered his signature relaxed glamour Wednesday morning, and there was no doubt why the world equates American sportswear with Kors. Camel and charcoal hues were sleek, simple and wholly sophisticated while gilded knitwear lit up the runway. Anorak coats with fox fur detailing were luxe and opulent while never overcomplicated. A bronze paillette jersey gown felt both playful and relaxed. The staggering 64 looks underscored Kors’ timeless ability to inject effortless beauty into each one of his creations.
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