Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fashion Week: Bill Blass

We thought we would close up fashion week with an American classic, Bill Blass. The collection was shown at the Union League Club, which had the feel of a intimate European fashion show. Designer, Jeffrey Monteiro clearly charted the collection in a nautical direction. Much of the collection was shown in navy blue and white and anchors. The overall look was minimalist natural beauty.

Although the fabrics were luxurious and the cuts elegant, we thought that the nautical theme was a bit too literal and lacked a strong vision for the brand. We hope that Jeffery's vision becomes more distinct as seasons progress. There's nothing that we would like to see more than Bill Blass return to it's perch as a top American trend setting brand.

Stand out trend: Yacht club prep with a splash of neon yellow

How to get the look: The make-up and hair in the show was very natural. Tight and high pony tails and nude cosmetics. The nails were short and round in Deborah Lippmann's classic Parisian red, aptly named, It's Raining Men.

Who makes it work: Your garden variety Nantucket blond

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