- Cynthia Rowley
The minute the giant clock (used as the runway’s backdrop) started ticking and the models started walking, we immediately thought we had been transported to the year 2029, instead of simply next spring! The designer’s runway was dominated by futuristic, form-fitting dresses that suggested imaginative inspiration from an era we have yet to see. Her use of graphic shapes, metallic fabrics, and big black sunglasses all contributed to the collection’s forward-thinking theme. We loved the gold belts that looked like over-sized bracelets; we just hope that they’re lighter around the waist than they appear!
- Baby Phat
We’ll forgive Kimora Lee Simmons for starting the Baby Phat show an hour late for two reasons; the first being that we anticipated this to happen, and her pre-show party was the most fun we’ve practically had at a show this week! The pink cocktails and Cold Stone Creamery sundaes served in a room with a sparkly white rug were as “phabulous” as Kimora herself! The show commemorated ten years of Phat Fashions, so off the bat we knew we would be bestowed with a whammy of strong looks. On the runway, we saw colorful and flowing sheer pieces that were definitely 1970’s inspired, with lilac and khaki as dominant colors. The looks were completed by headscarves and hairstyles highly reminiscent of Cher (in her Sonny days).