Fall 2007 Fashion Week Notebook | Grey Ant

February 3rd, 2007

Grey Ant Fall 2007 Runway
Photo Credit: Omiru: Style for All

Key Takeaways: Designer Grant Krajecki (pronounced "G-r-a-a-n-t" and the inspiration for the line’s name) took us into a time machine back to the early 90s and the mid 80s.  Fabrics ranged from gauzy and light to shiny and slick to thick and bouclé. Key trends included: high-waisted silhouettes, ruffles, off-the-shoulder and asymmetrical tops, a focus on neutral colors, and metallics.

Color Palette: Greys of all sheens and shades featured in this collection along with strong blacks, maroons, a pale crème-beige and a moody black-gold lamé that puts our early childhood fantasies of being Madonna to shame. 

Silhouettes: The modern day version of "Dynasty" — if the women wore more tailored pants and were each a size 0.  Grey Ant featured highly tailored pants in charcoal, black, and medium blue denim with a high cut and an intriguing v-cut in the back.  Structure was repeated in a broad shoulder silhouette and discarded in a series of oversized sack dresses.  Basic off-the-shoulder and asymmetrical tops and dresses rounded out the collection.

Accessories Report: Waists were cinched a bit below the natural waistline with wide belts in a variety of neutral colors (and a high-gloss sheen).  Large gold earrings and chunky trapezoidal necklaces framed the models’ faces, while the oversized square eyeglasses overpowered those faces in shades of black, red and a funky clear.  Hair ranged from 90’s stringy and straight to a strangely attractive side hair poof, compliments of the innovative Rusk hair team

What’s Wearable: High-waisted pants work well for those of us with short legs–and we adored the slight v cutout in the back of the jeans.

What’s Not Wearable:
Avoid the overexuberant shirt ruffles unless you’re a world-famous flamenco dancer (or Jack Sparrow). 

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

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mimi  |  February 4th, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    I’ve always loved ruffly blouses- I’ll definitely incorporate something toned down into my wardrobe. Nothing overexuberant!
    High-waisted pants will be a nice change– aren’t you just so tired of having to see accidental butt-crackage? :-D

  • 2. Trisha  |  February 5th, 2007 at 9:50 am

    I’m also happy for the high-waisted look because they make my legs look longer….low rise pants just don’t work well for my figure.

  • 3. Omiru.com: Style for All&hellip  |  February 13th, 2007 at 1:20 am

    [...] Hello, retro.  For Fall 2007, the silhouette slimmed down–way down–as designers reached into the archives for inspiration.  The excess layering and embellishment of seasons past gave way to tailored, more refined looks with a distinct edge.  SILHOUETTESlim SilhouetteMarc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Zac PosenHigh Waisted SilhouetteDiane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Oscar de la RentaMenswear as WomenswearMarc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Proenza SchoulerAsymmetryGrey Ant, Oscar de la Renta, Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler80s InfluenceGrey Ant, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam20s InfluenceMarc Jacobs, Proenza SchoulerDETAILINGRufflesGrey Ant, Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Zac PosenPocket DetailingVenexiana, Derek Lam, Zac PosenColorblockingDiane von Furstenberg, Narciso RodriguezBowsDiane von Furstenberg, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Doo RiOversized ButtonsVenexianaPuffy SleevesVenexiana, Proenza Schouler, Derek LamKimono SleevesDerek Lam, Doo Ri, Zac PosenOversized CollarsBetsey Johnson, Venexiana, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Derek Lam, Calvin Klein, Zac PosenFABRIC & PATTERNPlaidGrey Ant, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Derek LamGeometric PatternsCarolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Narciso RodriguezDotsDiane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Betsey JohnsonMetallic ShineMarc Jacobs, Grey Ant, Diane von Furstenberg, Proenza Schouler, Monique LhuillierFurVenexiana, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler, Zac PosenGARMENT CLASSIFICATIONSSleeved DressesDiane von Furstenberg, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Proenza Schouler, Calvin Klein, Monique Lhuillier, Betsey JohnsonSkinny PantsNarciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, Doo Ri, Zac PosenThe CapeletBetsey JohnsonSweaterjacketsDiane von Furstenberg, Carolina HerreraTie-Front BlouseBetsey Johnson, Diane von FurstenbergLeggings and TightsVenexiana, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Derek Lam, Doo Ri, Betsey JohnsonACCESSORIESGlovesCarolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Doo Ri, Calvin Klein, Zac PosenWide BeltsCarolina HerreraOversized Plastic SunglassesBetsey Johnson, Grey AntColorful AccessoriesMarc Jacobs [...]

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