Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion Spring 2009
Where & When: Thursday, September 4th at 8 p.m., Manhattan Center
Runway Recap: Eight emerging designers hit the runway in this showcase of a show, where, once upon a time, designers like Phillip Lim and Zac Posen were first discovered. Downtown types will flock to Ideen, which showed an edgy mix of Hammer pants, bandage dresses and macramé accents. Sariah was decidedly more feminine, with pretty prints in silky fabrics; Richard Ruiz, probably the most accessible designer, favored bias cuts and a Japanese influence, although I could've done without the parasols and rice-field hats. The one to watch, however, is JF & SON, who presented a neutral collection with an innovative mix of textures, like organza and sequins.
Standout Look: Asymmetrical, colorblocked construction and a relaxed but flattering silhouette make this sequined JF & SON dress a winner in my book.
Bonus Points: The Bravo reality stars were out in full force--Kevin and Jack from last season's Project Runway, Bethenny from The Real Housewives of New York, and Ronnie from Make Me a Supermodel walked in Philip Sparks' menswear show. But, really, the highlight for me was seeing host Brenda Walsh, a.k.a. Shannen Doherty, in the flesh.
Where to Buy: Select JF & SON looks are available now at

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Anonymous said...

Richard Ruiz was nice. Lialia's collection was very feminine and stood out with bold floral prints.