Thursday, September 18, 2008


From Leanne's collection, Project Runway




Christopher Kane Spring 2009 RTW collection


Given that these collections were put together in the same time frame, it is unlikely one is derivative of the other, but the theme and similarities are remarkable.
The architectural lines are interesting, but I'm not certain they go beyond "interesting", to "wearable".
So what do you think, is this a look that will be seen on the streets?

12 comments:

Marjie said...

Maybe at a cocktail party, but not in the real world, IMHO. Too much fuss to bother with, and I'd think the architectural details would have to be pressed in place with every wearing. How much of a pain would that be?

Kai Jones said...

The crisp but soft-looking chiffon dress, in pink and white--I could see that as a top and skirt combination for summer. If it wrinkles it will still look okay.

The other outfits--too much fabric! You can't sit in them, they make your hips and thighs look huge.

Although, it does go along with a thought I had last night about how to re-interpret hoop skirts and hip panniers for modern eyes. There have been quite a few period movies lately with costumes in those styles and you know it will affect fashions.

Mardel said...

I'm not convinced, although you are bound to find someone somewhere who will wear almost anythng. For the most of us though -- no.

Carrie K said...

As a fad, sure, why not? It's cute. For the rest of us? Not likely.

Sue said...

I could see it done on a smaller scale - maybe a few scallops on a skirt or shirt edge.
I think the only people who can wear these directly off the runaway are people who walk the red carpet.

Dana said...

I think the first one is the most wearable, even if it's not for me! The others are beautiful (I especially love the pink one) but not very practical.

Liana said...

Hers is more wearable than his, but they're both pretty puerile. That said, I like the second one best. These are design-school rather than real-world. Kane's look like hostess aprons.

Alexandra said...

I hope not. Although I suppose it's better than the mini-skirt and too-short-leggings look.

Little Hunting Creek said...

The designers have answered the eternal question of "what can I wear to make my derriere look BIGGER" with these solutions

ACorgiHouse said...

Amen to all of the above. But I can see somebody wearing that orange skirt to a UT ball game. I have a pocketbook that looks very much like it! K

Suzanne said...

Fun looking fashion for those not of the real World. I'd propably get a good laugh from the bison and chickens out here in farm land!

toy said...

i think the first two is very wearable, maybe for very young slim teenagers, i can honestly see my niece in the first one with a little more length for her junior prom, a nice matching shrug it can be very cute. I love the curves, its very beautiful and i think with all the hard lines in most of the collections,, did you see calvin klein spr 09?,, it was a nice change to see some curves