Everywhere on the runway, from New York to Milan, from Lacoste to Project Runway contestants, featured red and pink together in the collections.
This color combination used to be reserved for Valentines Day and wedding bouquets, but apparently it is okay, no, down right fashionable to wear it for Spring 2011.
I’ll be honest, I never would have worn these colors together, for fear of looking like a paper heart or a lipstick ad. But now I am intrigued. I suddenly have this desire to go out and buy a bubblegum pink American Apparel leotard and wear it with a long red skirt (I would settle for high waisted pants). The combination seems so daring, yet at the same time innately girly and romantic.
Here is how the designers showed the colors. How will you?
Lanvin, Costume National, Matthew Ames, DKNY
DKNY, Sportmax, Cynthia Rowley, Lacoste
Marc Jacobs, Martin Grant, Project Runway, Lanvin
So my first actual, legitimate fashion show where I didn’t have to help models into their shoes or seat the fabulous attendees was DKNY. I would count myself pretty lucky. I was seated in the third row and had a perfectly lovely view of both the Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar editors. And, yes, Leigh Lezark, Estelle, and the Veronica’s.
My heart skipped a beat when I saw the all-American model turned editor, Tonne Goodman, now Fashion Director of Vogue standing on line with me to get into the show. She, along with Grace, Anna, and Andre are why I am so obsessed with this industry. Ms. Goodman was seated two seats in front of me with Virginia Smith, Market Director at Vogue.
The show itself was very girly and flirty with a slight French attitude in the air. I need to own all of the ruffle trimmed bathing suits, blazers, and blouses. And I really loved the jumpsuits, both camel and navy, they were very classy and looked unbelievably comfortable.
These were my favorite looks from the collection:
Here are some images of the venue and editors:
Smith and Goodman
Karan, Smith, Goodman
EIC of Harper's Bazaar, Glenda Bailey