The New York Spring Ready to Wear shows are always exciting and fun to watch. As a fashion editor, they make you fantasize about all the great fashion stories you might do. "Let's do a fashion story on the moon!" comes to mind; we settled for a more reasonable shoot at the wonderful Museum of Natural History in NYC. Or "Let's shoot vampire brides in Transylvania!"; we shot our vampire lovers in a beautifully spooky gothic mansion right outside of Manhattan. Fashion should make you dream, but there were also a lot of fabulous clothes and accessories that are perfect for reality, too. Here are a few of my favorite things from the Spring 2010 New York collections.....
The Adrienne Vittadini collection is perfect for honeymoons and travel. Filled with bright leafy and bold batik prints in shades of blues, greens, and khakis in easy to wear and pack shapes, I wanted to tear these looks right off the mannequins and head straight to the airport with them.
Anya Hindmarch made the best raffia carry-all I've ever seen: an oversize but lightweight tote with a bold floral pattern in several color combos. It'll be the perfect accompaniment for your honeymoon silk caftan, bikini and jeweled sandals!
Lela Rose made the prettiest short wedding dress alternative, a sweet white lacy dress with a swingy skirt. It was love at first sight.
Tuleh made a full-on proposal to brides looking for a little something different! He sent his last seven looks out as brides-to-be. To-be-fabulous, I say! The looks are a mix of Victorian jackets, sexy eyelet corsets worn with masculine suits and lacy ballgowns. Each was topped off with a traditional veil. Sweet. —Juli Alvarez, fashion editor, Modern Bride