Let’s start saying that there were too many collections presented in New York Fashion Week so my “round-ups” are coming along the way. Also, you might think that i’m crazy and that i can’t stay in one style path when it comes to browsing and commenting on collections, but then that’s when my moody-mood (yes, i said moody-mood) enters and starts bouncing like a little kid in a playground. And now to start *drum noise*, let’s begin with Organic by John Patrick, whose collections are always in my -to-look- list since everything is completely and entirely made of organic fabrics and materials (completely obvious after you read the name of the brand). For this season he presented simple separates, mixing them together creating a cool-downtown-girl vibe meets Laura Ingalls (present in look 1: layering a hand-knitted sweater over a simple black shirt-layered over leather shorts). Applause *clap clap clap…” to John Patrick. The first that occurred me to do after watching the pictures from the Gary Graham fall 2011 collection was to shout “Hello Dad, Hello Mom, i’m your CH-CH-CH-CH-CH Cherry Bomb” (now you understand the title, right?). And not exactly it was all about Joan Jett and the Blackhearts or The Runaways, i also noted a California grungy girl hidden under all those layers. Interesting fact were the tacky (in a good way) Adidas-like shinny-training skinny pant and the all-over-the-body tight long sleeved t-shirts and tights with the same eye-catching print. It was, in fact, an overall out-of-the-hood-but-still-refreshing collection. Applauses to Gary Graham *clap clap clap clap…”. The Band of Outsiders gang (Band of Outsiders, Boy, Girl by Band of Outsiders) staged their first runway show presenting variations of an integral idea (boyish-girly-ness). The first variation was the Boy by Band of Outsiders chapter that developed tailored boy-meets-girl pieces with a certain masculine feminity (yup, a masculine feminity) (shown in look #1 here). And the second variation came from the Girl by Band of Outsiders chapter that was more feminine and ethereal while still being a little bit too “boy” (shown in look #2). Somehow, i don’t know if it was only me, but, the styling and mostly the hair of the Girl chapter reminded me of Grace Coddington (don’t you think so?). Applauses to Scott Sternberg *clap clap clap clap clap* for a good and interesting collection. Alex, Alex, Alex *in Andy Sachs tone of voice when she said: Nigel, Nigel, Nigel.* now talk about introducing an out-of-this-world level of coolness. For this fall Alexander Wang presented a different and completely interesting collection. The main highlight was the sweater-dress that morphed from a hand-knitted sweater, becoming an angora one and then finishing into a sating -end-of-the-sweater- or skirt (truly awesome right?). Still, my favorite look was the one with the pink glitter-y jeans paired with a fur gorilla-esqe coat, a tuxedo blazer with satin lapels and a simple crew-neck t-shirt underneath. Applauses *clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap… x 100 more) and a standing ovation for Alexander Wang (and i did not exaggerated). The Peter Som collection gave me a David Bowie-meets preppy girl vibe, maybe i thought of that because of the combination of colors, and the tailored straight pieces, don’t you think so?. I’m quite contradicting myself with the Bowie-preppy girl because David Bowie is not simple and minimal, and somehow it all works perfectly inside of my wrecked brain. What i loved the most from this collection were the contrasting details on the shirts (a thing that is not new to the runways), the color blocking on the straight-legged pants, and the smooth and perfectly tailored leather blazers. Applauses to Peter Som *clap, clap, clap*. And to conclude this long-comment *drum noise* let’s talk a little bit about Diesel Black Gold show. Sophia Kokosalaki showed a collection that mixes military-chic (how corny did i sounded?) dorky-girl-meets-Mick-Jagger and, of course, the always present rock and roll authority which is part of the brands soul. Applauses to Sophia *clap, clap, clap*, didn’t finished it like with an AK-47?. Amusing.
Pictures: Style dot Com