Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sidewalk Catwalk: Presented by LF USA

This "taxi-cab" yellow mannequin contained lots of printed black and white photos of NYC. The length of this dress is appropriate which defines femininity. 

This mannequin by Rachel Roy is developed with the use of different materials. Lots of embellishments and muted color tone.
 "Felt vest, studded bustier, OTK snakeskin boots, and gold mesh skirt." -  NYMAG
I love the snakeskin boots and how it finishes off the look because of its length and a continuous color tone. Not to mention- the skirt's sheerness gives this design a feminine look. 

This dress was constructed with the use of aluminum and fiberglass. Elie Tahari's inspiration came from Richard Lippold's sculpture at Avery Fisher Hall. I love the use of the color tones because it delivers a futuristic essence along with the structure of the dress. 

This "highlighter" dress delivers a joyful sense to the audience. It's feminine design includes neon flowers in different shapes and sizes. It definitely shows the designer's vision and design aesthetic due to its bright prints and use of textures. 

Diane Von Furstenberg's design did not include a dress, but rather used a print that shows her vision. It's simple- leopard spots. But I like the addition of the color purple that gives it strength and power. 

Carmen Marc Valvo's use of burlap woven with metal is full of sophistication. He used layering to formulate a design that structures a form of a flower. 

Movement and structure popped out of this design. The use of grey material developed different hues of grey due to the cuts and different directions of the folds.

This design is full of embroidery and sequins that shows an understanding of beauty.

Layers, layers, and layers. Graffiti playfully overlaps snakeskin material. And to finish it off, spray painted neon pink and green skirt was used. 

Thom Browne incorporated seashells into his mannequin. This unusual use of material gave this design an empowering look.

Zippers were used to construct this fabulous dress. Isaac Mizrahi played it safe.. but I loved the coral tone, and the fitted top that evolves into a voluminous fit towards the bottom. 

This mannequin was created by Parsons Student- Niyati Karwat and Emily Saunders. It is inspired by a "Victorian-caged crinoline as a nod to the Fashion Diistrict's 1850s inception."- NYMAG
It is constructed with the use of natural materials. 

This design by Naeem Khan is definitely one of my favorite. It is constructed with different use of materials and mixed textures. He played with different color tones, bold and bright, that conjoins greatly with the metal-studded mannequin. The design of the leotard is designed with a "paisley-like" design but with a playful twist. 

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