Thursday, September 10, 2009

NY Fashion Week Day 1

Well Yesterday was day one of New York's fashion week and we had several stops for our first evening planned out. We started out at 59th and Lexington at Bloomingdales for the Robert Geller/Levi's party, Bloomingdales along with Levi's are the prime sponsors of the CFDA Best New Designer award, which Geller was awarded. The collection for Levi's was spectacular and the party was a great time, mini apple pies and mac & cheese bites how can you beat that. GQ put together a nice launch party for this fantastically done collaboration.

Soon we moved downtown to 10th and 2nd Avenue for the Odyn Vovk show, Austin Sherbanko is a talented young designer out of LA so I was big time looking forward to this show. Let me preface this with, Sherbanko is at his best setting a mood with his show and his look, unfortunately as cool as the mood and collection was it was terribly lacking in creativity. The Odyn Vovk aesthetic borrows too much from the other designers currently around such as Rick Owens, Obscur and others, but he is also a almost too literal in his interpretations of his inspirations. Sherbanko is a metal head and you can see it and feel it which is awesome, and that drew me to his line, but this time the rear leather flap/panels on the back of the pants was too much, too crust punk and just unnecessary. My concern with the talented young designer is where is this collection headed, who is the customer, unfortunately I was left with more questions than answers after the show.

After the Odyn Vovk let down we headed to my favorite place in the city, Atelier, who was playing host to Encens Magazine for their 24th issue's launch party. The party was lo-key as always and full of friendly faces some whom I hadn't seen in months which was fantastic. Karlo and Constintine had champagne and white wine following as per the norm for the evenings at Atelier and it was a perfect ending to our first night of fashion week.