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rodarte & j crew.

Two all time favorites that showed today. First, Rodarte - 

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Front rowed by Anna Wintour, Taylor Swift, Tavi Gevinson and the Fanning sisters (PS - how much do you love this picture? Anna Wintour laughing and Taylor Swift trying to play it cool…so great…) Rodarte showed today to mixed reviews. They’ve always been one of my favorites because I think they translate really successfully in a dramatic way. Their shows are always art first, fashion second. The New York Times said it best today, “what fuels the appeal of their collections is an eternal nostalgia for that moment in high school when anything seemed possible.” The obvious inspiration for their Spring/Summer 12 collection today was Van Gogh’s sunflowers and starry nights. Maybe not my favorite Rodarte collection, but these looks are my favorites. 

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On to the next- J Crew. We’re working backwards on this one. The second to last look made me, in the words of Rachel Zoe, die. Every element of this is perfect- sheer, feminine polka dots, a preppy striped coat, boyfriend denim shorts. In theory, none of these pieces should be styled together, but that’s just why J Crew works. It’s imperfectly perfect. It’s mismatched and realistic but yet unexpected and sophisticated. AND THAT GREEN BAG. “I die” -Rachel Zoe. 

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This is an interesting silhouette choice for J Crew. The slouch is very Olsen twin-esque, but I think they’ll sell the pieces separately (imagine the slouchy sweater with a pencil pant and a fitted oxford shirt with the skirts). I like the slouch, but let’s be honest - it doesn’t look great on anyone who weighs more than 90 pounds.  

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Same with these pants. I’m interested to see these on. I’m a big fan, but curious as to how they’ll translate. Color wise I’m loving the orange pops and the color blocking, continuing what we’re seeing right now in fall. 

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Absolutely mastering the imperfectly matched prints. 

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The green pant look reminds me of an Oscar de la Renta resort look. Its’ very 1970s chic. As for that classic J Crew skirt - OBSESSED. I’m also really digging the updated saltwater sandal heel. 

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And the final look. So many good shows today. Expect more soon. 

Oscar de la Renta

NYFW SS12 - Roundup #1