As Fashion Week is in full swing in New York, I couldn't miss the chance to check out all the Spring 2006 shows online. (Even though I still haven't finished reading my 100 lbs. Fall issue of Vogue.) Style.com has done a great job in the last year of having tons of content for fashion week coverage. Every morning a new list of yesterday's shows await me. This morning, as I sip my morning coffee listening to "Je Reviens" by Autour de Lucie on my iTunes, I proceed to the Marc Jacobs show, checking out what all the top fashion editors and celebrities in the audience have already seen the day before. Marc Jacobs is by far my favorite fashion designer, and I tend to get inspiration from him in terms of colors and textures that I use in my own digital design work. This spring collection is filled with rich colors -- cream, navy, red, grey and black, most with a silk or metalic sheen . The coats in his collection are simply flawless. If I could afford it, I'd probably get the dress and the coat pictured here.
If you can't even wait Getty Images Editorial has updates constantly during the day. What's great is that there are tons of photos of not just the runway show itself, but press events, set up, backstage, and what I like to call, the peeps in the seats. Fashion/Press shows like this Sony PSP Accessory Fashion Show which featured a runway show highlighting custom accessories made for the Sony PSP by top fashion designers. A glimpse of a model with a hot Sony PSP bag is pictured left.
It seems that every day there are new fashion blogs popping up and most are covering all things relating to fashion week. If you don't have time and could only check out one of them, my favorite is Blogdorf Goodman. First, props to her for having great style and a knack for editorial. She highlights the best outfits from the shows and also shows their vintage inspiration. Its not enough to get the full story of how Imitation of Christ is trying to bring back high-waisted jeans with actress Scarlett Johannsen vamping down the runway channelling Marilyn Monroe. Actually seeing the 50's B&W shot of Marilyn Monore in her high-waisted jeans next to Scarlett reminds us all that fashion is a circle where the past always comes back. Don't be afraid, high-waisted jeans could indeed become a reality in our closets in the near future! :)