BCBG was my first show in the tents this season. Walking out of the subway at Bryant Park this morning, my heart started to beat a little bit faster. It’s officially Fashion Week! I climbed up the stairs to the tents at the same time as the Evian promotion models clad in pink toga dresses, picked up a copy of The Daily (one of my favorite fashion week treats) and headed into the show.
It was a big show with just about every important editor and buyer sitting front row. The lights dimmed, music queued, and the first model walked out. Long, straight hair was parted down the middle, and breezed around the models’ faces as they walked down the runway. Lisa Butler, the lead makeup artist, matched the makeup to the clothes, which were soft and neutral. Dress after dress, beige after taupe after beige, cascaded down the catwalk. It was a welcome reprieve when a look had fucshia or bright blue accents, or when instead of accessorizing with a clutch, one look had a long chain-strap purse slung across the body. The last looks were Grecian-esque in solid blocks of bright colors meant to be dramatic takes on everyday classics, and it worked.
While the show was a little low energy, I was thrilled to see so many wearable looks. I could imagine myself donning just about every piece, either to work or out to dinner–the ultimate challenge for any artcle of clothing. An added bonus was Karlie Kloss’ new, relaxed walk–au revoir stagnant trance-like strut!