I bid thee farewell Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and its more than 100 designers who previewed their fall 2011 collections last week in New York City. Though I did not attend, I will always feel like fashion is a part in me that taps well beyond the ready-to-wear clothes on my back. Okay, I lied because these are thrift finds I’m wearing, but here are eclectic fall and wintry looks from a few Asian and AA designers that will drive any trendmonger mad. Next Fashion Week stop, London (with Ashish, J. JS Lee, and more)!
The edgy hands are back to give us monochromatic and neutral fur, satin, leather and comfy material for the end of the year. Alexander Wang also reigns supreme when it comes to functionalism.
Thakoon Panichgul’s trance-inducing collection is a good old sigh to the Masai because he proves that you can have your cake and eat it, too. When brocade and tribal patterns meet, you get a sense of diluted simplicity, as well as quilted and draped pieces.
Prabal Gurung prepares the cool and cold seasons for his dark and wistful shapely dresses and crisscross suits, and they could have anyone fall in the fresh lap of the crimson rose because of their dreamy qualities.
Siki Im is fairly new to the fashion world, but the architect-turned-designer’s career jumpstarted after winning the 2010 Ecco Domani Fashion Fund prize (Alexander Wang, Thakoon, and Peter Som were among the past winners). Im’s men’s collection is top-to-bottom comfortable, elegant and spiritual with the Navajo and working man fusion.
Korean fashion designer Son Jung Wan debuted at NYFW with a shim-shim-shimmery and furlicious ’70s inspired collection that defies gravity with its bulky wearability.
And last but not least, our favorite fashion statement of the week?
Alexander Wang’s precious tiny niece. Chanel purse, fur, houndstooth and all. *Swoooooon
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