Lights, music, strut. The feeling of watching a runway show is, more or less, not like any other. The cameras, people, music, models, and of course clothes and accessories are what make the ultimate runway show. Today I had the pleasure of attending Jill Stuart’s Fall 2011 runway show, where I was able to observe trends, take pics, talk to celebrities, and rank my favorite pieces .
Stuart’s collection (47 looks) had a tribal vibe, a noted trend for the coming season. Animal prints, belted sweaters, long patterned vests, polkadots, colorful leathers, long dresses, a mix of bright and dark colors, and metallics are some of what you will see in Stuarts collection. The most wearable pieces for your everyday wardrobe in Stuart’s collection would be the sweaters and the dresses: they are great for wearing in the day, and you will be able to dress them up at night, whether that means pairing the sweater with a cute skirt or spicing up the dress with a pair of platforms.
As you can see in my post next to this, I show pictures of my favorite looks. Yes those are all of my favorites, but I have my number one favorite that not I only “drooled” over, but Brad Goreski, stylist who used to work for Rachel Zoe, did too. It is a reddish-orange dress in which the top half is leather, and has a very city go-getter look.
One of my favorite parts of the show was the styling of the models. Each model looked stunning with their perfectly middle-parted hair, bronze eye shadow, and coral lip. I also loved how the majority of the models were wearing scrunched up socks in their platform pumps, a trend that I’ve seen mastered by celebs like Leighton Meester.
At the end of the show, when the classic showing of all of the models walking together on the runway were backstage, Stuart came out for a short minute on the runway fashioning a navy blue and pink/peach polkadot dress with red platforms and black tights. The collection is beautiful, and I had a great time watching the show. I can’t wait for more fashion shows this week!