Though most bloggers are currently enveloped in the spring shows, I’m still drooling over the bulk and beauty of fall catwalks. Layers and coats are always a requirement in San Francisco, but the chilly Los Angeles weather I experienced this past weekend really made me wish for Alexander Wang‘s ribbed knits and oversized parkas. Who could resist the pinky-nude pullover with an angora halo, or the quilted peekaboo of the poncho-like jacket? Wang’s marriage of form and function leaves nothing to be desired.
If I had to pinpoint my favorite aspect of the collection, however, I’d have to note the silk bias-cut strips that brought romance to skirts and tops alike. Their use brings a minimalistic update to old Hollywood glamour, and their lustrous flow is undeniably chic. With pieces in smoky-white, beige-peach, and black, it’s hard to imagine a palette any more perfect for a soirée somewhere downtown.
(Top, a ruffled, mustard-colored dress by designer Tracy Reese; bottom, a look at the screen).
There was an explosion of color and energy at San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre last night, as dance, fashion, art, and music came together for Macy’s annual Glamorama event. Benefiting various HIV/AIDS charities, the show encompassed presentations of various Macy’s label fashions, dance routines directed by choreographer Myron Johnson, and musical performances by well-known pop artists Far East Movement and Bruno Mars. In addition to the entertainment, Kathy Ireland spoke in tribute to the late Elizabeth Taylor and all of her AIDS activism over the years. Naomi and Tarquin Wilding, two of Taylor’s grandchildren, shared a brief sentiment as well.
The womenswear lines covered all the bases with Bohemian separates, sophisticated styles, and luxe gowns, providing casual and evening looks for the eclectic Macy’s woman. Menswear stuck to variations of a sleek, dapper, and urban élan, with a crowd-pleasing finish of undergarments.
For a more detailed, visual, and informative look at the Glamorama fashions and fun, continue on.