Thursday, August 7, 2008
Off the Runway
From the Michael Kors Fall 2008 Ready-to-Wear Runway
Note to Michael Kors:
Nicely done. As I was looking through some of the photos of the fall fashion shows, this picture really stood out. The lady-like floral print, is infused with a vibrant violent to keep it from looking too stuffy. I also love the way you crossed the fabric on the bodice and the length of the sleeve is perfect. I am going to a wedding on Saturday and this is exactly the kind of dress I would love to wear! The colors, the silhouette, the belt, they all pull together to look very demure and sophisticated. Does the dress remind me a lot of the floral print dresses Oscar de la Renta made a few seasons ago? Yes. Did you change it up enough to make the design your own? Definitely. This is a good case of a designer using another designer for inspiration, but not copying them. I applaud you Mr. Kors, and if you would like to thank me for this complimentary post, you could overnight me one of these in my size to wear to the wedding on Saturday. Thanks!
Note to Readers:
If you are like me, you have been loving all of the fabulous floral prints used in clothing lately. I think that when done right, florals can be really pretty, and who wouldn't want to look pretty? While I would love to have a Michael Kors or Oscar de la Renta couture floral printed dress, there is no way I could afford one. A good way to bring this look from the runway to everyday is by looking in the right places. Banana Republic has a beautiful floral print dress right now. Another way to wear floral prints on a budget is look for separates. Anthropologie has some floral printed skirts that are to die for, and I know of one that is in the sale section, so act fast! Also, one of the trends off the runway for fall and winter are "Winter Florals", with colors that are more saturated and more suited for the upcoming seasons. It looks like floral prints will be here for a while, and I am completely fine with that.