Fashion Week Notebook | Y and Kei

February 6th, 2006

Y and Kei

Photo Credit: NY Metro

Key Takeaways: This collection has feminine romantic sewn all over it. Slim belts are adorned with a girly bow (very Spring 2006), and even the black pieces ooze delicateness. Although some dresses reveal the décolleté, most are long-sleeved and high-necked, reinforcing the image of a modest yet stylish gal.  Looks like Victorian-style pieces are sticking around through Fall.

Color Palette: Lilac, navy blue, black, gold, off-white, and silver.

Silhouettes: Nothing is loose enough to be messy, but the garments are tight enough to be provocative. High-waist trousers are taut; sheer chiffon blouses have puffy shoulders; fancy and sparkly dresses remain demure.  

Accessories Report: Nothing too extravagant. We saw a high waisted belt with round and square hardware and a thin belt with bow hardware (talk about mixing hard and soft!). The minimal use of accessories is the perfect way to let the clothes do the flirting.

What’s Wearable: There’s nothing too avant-garde in this collection, so with a bit of tweaking, every piece can be worn. We do have a word of warning for you: Only sport these garments if you’re going for the Innocent Girl look.

Entry Filed under: Runway Reviews, Runway Reviews, Trend, Women

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  • 1. Omiru.com: Style for All&hellip  |  February 7th, 2006 at 1:26 am

    [...] We’re only halfway through fashion week, but we thought we’d start recapping some of the big trends we’ve been seeing over and over again: High Waisted Styles: Empire waist styles and high-waisted pants are Huge right now.  Y and Kei, Diane Von Furstenberg, Alice Roi, Doo Ri, United Bamboo. Voluminous Sleeves:  Sometimes it’s just a puff at the shoulder, but we’ve also seen some leg of mutton sleeves out there.Twinkle, Diane Von Furstenberg, Alice Roi, Doo Ri, Three As Four.Bubble Skirts: Cute skirts with gathered fabric at the bottom.  They look nice on models, but not as good on short people like me. Badgley Mischka, Doo Ri, Twinkle, United Bamboo.Vests: I guess that Wall of Vests I saw last weekend at H&M was Right On Trend, not only for Spring but also for Fall. Tomer, Rachel Comey, Twinkle, Diane Von Furstenberg, United Bamboo.Ruffles: Again with the Spring 2006 trends… Doo Ri, Three As Four.Hooded Trenchcoats: The Newest Take on the classic Trench. Lacoste, Three As Four.And for accessories…Long (up to elbow-length!) gloves: You too can look like you’re going to the opera when you’re actually just going to the mall!Lacoste, Nicole Miller, Diane Von Furstenberg, Badgley Mischka, Alice Roi, Doo Ri.Leggings and Tights: Good for layering, but watch what you put over them.  Oh and let’s not do the 1980s again.  Please? Rachel Comey, Twinkle, Yigal Azrouel."Handmade" knitted scarves: As Dino would say, "just like grandma used to make." Tomer, John Bartlett, Twinkle.A few other trends we’re seeing popping up are shearling, tie-neck and tie-waist garments, and sweaterdresses.  Bows, cardigans, bermudas, trenchcoats, cropped styles, and waist emphasis all continue from Spring 2006. [...]

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