Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Diesel Spring 09
The press was sitting in their box patiently waiting to snap until their fingers turn red but I'm sure that even the veteran camera men had no idea how the show was going to turn out. It was such a huge turnout for the show that the seats were filled in no time, it was so bad that people started fighting over seats (how primitive). The commotion ceases, the entrance is closed, leaving a large number of possible viewers outside and a heart beat starts to come through the sound system. The plastic covering for the runway is pulled up and I'm on the edge of my seat, anxious to see what is going to happen next. A model stands in front of a huge display and the display counts down similar to the way films in the early 1900's would start.
Get into it:
This was one of the most dramatic beginnings to a fashion show that I've seen since Fashion Week began but there was a theme at play here that acted as a belt and held everything in place. From the second the first look walked out onto the runway I was thinking: New York in the late 1800's. A lot of "fashionistas" may not know this but New York had a lot of different styles running through its streets around 1863 when the immigrants from Ireland came to New York. Around those times the streets of New York were as extremely stylish, you could walk to the market and on your way you'd see everything from a huge top hat to some tailored pants that reveal the ankle; a look that most men are now stumbling upon. There is no doubt in my mind about the influences for this collection. The epaulette's featured in these looks were to die for, that small addition definitely put a modern twist on an old look.
Check out the looks: