Throughout the week, the buyers from Kirna Zabête, Henri Bendel, Intermix, and more will tell us which runway looks they plan on stocking. Today, Sarah Easley, co-owner of Kirna Zabête, shares her picks from the recent collections. She loves Thakoon's paillette dresses, all of Proenza, and Erin Fetherston's palette.
My favorite shows so far have been Proenza and Thakoon. Thakoon’s collection was rich and sophisticated: Upside-down bright silk trenches worn as dresses and high-waisted, full trousers were two of his many fresh ideas that somehow all worked together. I liked the silver paillette T-shirt dress and the one-shoulder one. The blue and green striped strapless gown was very "American Sportswear," but in a fun way.
Watch a slideshow of the Thakoon collection.
Proenza’s presentation reminded me of a Balenciaga show, not so much in the design, but in the powerful, well-edited, brilliantly styled collection that makes you want to throw away everything you already own and start over. Expertly tailored layers (waistcoats over tiny vests) topped swingy silk mini tennis skirts. Leather belts tied in knots over kimono-like knits. One of my personal favorites was the long “kimono” knit belted over full pants. So elegant and fresh.
Watch a slideshow of the Proenza Schouler collection.
The palette was beautiful at Erin Fetherston, all silvers, grays, and lamé. The rich silks in the loose silhouettes moved beautifully on the runway. I especially liked the giant, wacky, gray silk bow-blouse look.
Watch a slideshow of the Erin Fetherston collection.