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May 2022

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: The Jay Godfrey Live Report Day 5


The Highs & Lows of Fashion Week
So Wednesday was a great day for fashion AND a not-so-great day for fashion. First off—why do some people show collections that are meant for fall? OR better yet, why do they show clothes that are ridiculous, utterly unsellable, and completely unbearable? Who knows?? But thankfully, there was A LOT on Wednesday to keep a fashion lover’s spirits high. Rather that talk about the people who won’t be around in a season or 2, I am picking my 3 favorite shows of the day. Phillip Lim, Reed Krakoff, and Michael Kors all stand for something and have points of view that are uniquely theirs.

Phillip Lim & Reed Krakoff on the Runway
Phillip Lim showed a gorgeous lineup for fall. I particularly loved his coats and how he used the raglan sleeve as a basis for many different shapes throughout the collection.

Reed Krakoff also scored big. His girl is chic, modern, and fashion-forward. But she’s also a bit of minimalist who loves color. His biggest hits were his asymmetrical snake geometric skirt, cowhide coat, and his take on a sleeveless toggle coat in cocoa.

Michael Kors Scores at Fashion Week
Michael Kors deserves much praise for his successful 30 years in business. Big MAZEL! If he can teach any younger designers anything, it really is to understand who your customer is. And for 3 decades, Kors has never waivered from this. He’s an incredibly consistent designer who designs clean, American sportswear and chic, draped evening dresses for the uptown girl. It’s obvious that he’s a big fan of the original Halston, as shown in how he works with silk jersey and how he pares down his sportswear. (But so am I—how could you not be?) These are real clothes for really wealthy women with great taste, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Jay Godfrey

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