The Drawing Room


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Rick Owens S/S '10 Women's

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Dévastée -

NEWS IN BLACK AND WHITE As the Junior-appropriate collections continue to roll in, its becoming evident that wearability is a common thread this season. That said, it doesn't mean there isn't fun to be had, and precocious French design duo Orphelie Klere and Francois Alary honed in on the sweet spot between innovative and saleable. The entirely black-and-white collection relied heavily ...
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I'm international

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Balenciaga -

URBANE JUNGLE Nicolas Ghesquière somehow manages to be experimental and to exemplify the elegance the house of Balenciaga stands for. For S/S 10 he seemed to pick up on the chic scavenger theme first introduced a few seasons back by Rodarte and their artisanal shreds, but Ghesquière's version is a bit more biker-meets-nomad.  Luxe yet sturdy materials like leather, coated cotton ...
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bus stop

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Style Rookie

In case you are not acquainted as of yet, please allow us to introduce you to Tavi Williams, one of the princess trendsetters currently ruling at the court of fashion.  Her blog Style Rookie is one of the most sought after street sites, especially since Tavi is only 13 years old! She attends major fashion shows along with the biggest ...
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Rochas -

INDOCHINE In his second season for Rochas after a brief stint at Halston, Marco Zanini seems to be finding his voice, presenting a strong spring collection with a bit more personality than last season’s solemn debut. In a marked departure from his predecessor Olivier Theyskens, the designer delivered what the label has asked for — extremely wearable clothes that still reflect the ...
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Impasse de la Defense -

CULTURAL CUT-UP Paris runways are typically fashion's most sophisticated, with inspirational if not directly salable collections for Juniors. One of the more market-appropriate labels showing this week is Impasse de la Defense, a creative mash-up of street art influences by designer Karim Bonnet. For S/S 10, the line continued its DIY direction, showing frocks emblazoned with giant blow-ups of cut-up magazine ...
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that blue

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Gareth Pugh -

DARK DRAMA Moving away from his signature ultra-constructed shapes, Gareth Pugh brought a more relaxed mood to his collection. The looser silhouettes were a welcome and necessary change (if he is to avoid being considered a one-trick pony), and the resulting garments were much more wearable while still retaining a Goth edge. Perhaps these past two years under the wing of ...
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Chains and Chains

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Beard Dreams

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Recession Denim

Launched last April, Recession Denim is expanding its visibility at retail this week with customers like Bloomingdales and over 60 top boutiques nationwide. The brand is part of the new wave of "premium look" denim that retails at decent price points, between $85 to $120. Their collection is in line with trends and features styles like the motorcycle, tuxedo, skinny ...
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waiting

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