Monday, February 4, 2008

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2008: Days 3-4

Betsey Johnson: Everyone's favorite maven of quirky fun, Miz Johnson did not disappoint this time around, sending out a beatnik-inspired collection that would do Jack Kerouac proud. "It's lean, mean, rock 'n roll, and edgy," the designer proclaimed before the show of her skin-tight separates, billowy minidresses in outré prints, and up-to-there shorts in denim and leather.

Diane von Furstenberg: No one does timeless style better than La Furstenberg, yet each time she shows, she brings a breath of fresh air. Her Fall 2008 collection is based on a muse of her own creation, "a mysterious sort whose travels take her from Berlin to New York by way of Shanghai, with a Forties attitude and plenty of style," as described by Women's Wear Daily. This season's Bryant Park show saw DVF's signature feminine skirts and dresses paired with more structured elements such as form-fitting jackets, body-hugging sweaters, and narrow leather belts.

Natorious by Josie Natori: Josie chose this year's MBFW for the debut of her first-ever ready-to-wear line, Natorious. The 80-piece collection of "dressy basics," she told Women's Wear Daily, "is a natural evolution of everything we've been doing—a way of dressing that is easy yet glamorous." Her showing included unusual touches such as quilted ponchos and elaborately embellished silk tanks as well as simple, elegant pieces like this exquisitely embroidered black minidress in her signature black.

(Hat tip: Women's Wear Daily)

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