You just know the week’s off to a fine start when the first day of the spring collections ends with a sighting of Ben Bailey from “Cash Cab” being mobbed by fans who want a ride. Alas, he only gives rides–and money–to those who don’t know who he is when he asks questions in exchange for money. But he was happy to pose for lots of pictures.
Thursday marked the official start of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, a shortened schedule to allow for Fashion’s Night Out events. Lots of shopping, lots of parties.
Here’s a look at spring 2012 so far:
Expect a change in silhouette for BCBG, the popular label by Max Azria. There’s still plenty of airy, chiffon-y fabrics but dropped waistlines gave pleats and ruffles a newness and the spring line a flapper feel. The collection was updated with color blocking and pieces that included silky hoodies and peek-a-boo bodices with bandeaus underneath.
Tadashi Shoji, too, dropped his waistlines while maintaining his signature draping. He introduced ultra-feminine tiered dresses fit for a princess. In fact, they looked as if they were inspired by the late Diana and modernized for the Duchess of Cambridge.
Fashion’s Night Out was spent in one spot:
The Kiehl’s karaoke event where I watched actor Alan Cummings in a tank top partying with friends and singing “Tomorrow” from Annie and the cowboy from the Village People (Randy Jones) sing…what else?…”YMCA!”
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