REED KRAKOFF

Crisp cuts, a minimal palette, and a prevalence of white make this collection a stunning batch of wearable and, I imagine, comfortable pieces for the ultimate summer/”resort” wardrobe. I’ve been seeing the perforated textiles for what seems like forever, but the fourth look with the pullover is truly done right. I love the juxtaposition of the knit with the buttery leather; also, something about pure white and simple silhouettes ups the luxe factor by 200%…

THAKOON

More whites, please! I’m really digging the effortless feel of these garments, from the sheer paneled printed frock to the pale blue jumpsuit with the lace/eyelet overlay. I love how collection is still cohesive with the pure white even with the sudden injection of stark black graphics; those stripes are PERFECTION. (As much as I hate to say it, Thakoon has presented a prime knockoff base for a fast fashion retailer, 4 letters, won’t say who, you know… imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?)

THEYKSEN’S THEORY

First off, bravo to casting Hanne for this, she complements / fits the clothing so well. I love the play on volume throughout the pieces, from the baggy, oh-so-covetable boyfriend jeans to the wispy floor length dresses. I am absolutely obsessing over the styling of the pieces too. 

DKNY 

It seems like the athletic / sporty look isn’t going anywhere soon. The baseball caps and occasional menswear inspired silhouette had me thinking Neil Barrett (anyone?). I love the contrast of the masculine and feminine with those stunning paneled frocks. On the other hand, the shoe game ison point… and someone get me that mesh moto jacket right now. 

GOING TO ATTEMPT TO RESUME THIS BLOG!

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TESS GIBERSON

SUNO

This season, I’ve been especially attracted to the looks that have been giving off more sheen. Slinky silks and metallic brocades have been capturing my attention on all of the runways, and with good reason—they provide a nice contrast to the remaining matte looks. With organic prints of darling flowers, the dresses in this collection were very wearable (so worthy of the Ready-to-wear tag!) Put me in that last dress and I’d be a happy blogger.

I can’t wait to attend the SUNO seminar at TVFU and see Osterweis and Beatty! 

SALLY LAPOINTE

I have been watching LaPointe ever since her first collection was covered on Style.com and since reading the article on her in a previous issue of Elle. She is definitely a strong up-and-comer, as you can tell in this collection. The heavy use of diagonal lines and geometric details perfectly complimented the sleek and polished look of LaPointe’s designs. There was also a beautiful range of color, from pure whites and grey shades to rich mustard-yellows, deep navy, and finally, a stunning champagne. The bottom second look was a special surprise amidst the otherwise non-textured pieces prior to it; its feathery lace and effeminate drapery made it the stand-out piece. 

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