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Uggs? Ugh. NY Fashion Week battles the elements
CARMEN MARC VALVO
Valvo’s tell-tale heart drew him to Edgar Allan Poe for inspiration.
“I was thinking long, lean, moody and dark,” the designer said backstage. “Edgar Allan Poe. Creatures of the night. With a little rock `n’ roll, too.”
The show featured some stunning gowns in ivory, grape and merlot, but most creations were in black. Valvo said he was so taken with black this season that he almost did the entire collection in it. “It really makes you focus on the structure and the detailing, to make sure each dress is different,” he explained.
The show opened with what seemed a perfect nod to the stormy weather: An embroidered trench with patent leather squares, all in black.
Actress Nichole Galicia, who appears in “Django Unchained,” especially loved a couple of gowns in flowing ivory _ but was partial to the black lacy gowns, too. “I’m doing some mental shopping here,” quipped the actress, who wore Valvo to a recent event honoring “Django” director Quentin Tarantino. “I’m still looking for an Oscar dress.”
There’s something new on the Edun runway this season: the Y chromosome.
The theme for fall is youth culture, and the label founded by U2 rocker Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson, decided to showcase men’s clothes with equal emphasis.
“We’ve been making men’s clothes for so long, but a lot of people didn’t know that,” Hewson said. “It’s great to bring men’s looks to the fore.”
The look was strong and simple for the men: big black biker jackets, with fitted black jeans. On the women’s side, many of the looks _ from jackets to tops to dresses _ featured little silver chains.
But not too thick, emphasized the label’s designer, Sharon Wauchob.
“I didn’t want it to be too aggressive and tough,” she said backstage of the chain detailing. “It’s always a very careful balance between expressing femininity and expressing a strong identity.”
The Lang label went cubist, Picasso style.
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