A slick dreamworld juxtaposed with the vivid colours and patterns of wardrobe accessories from the autumn/winter collections.
“This was part of an ashtray,” says Mary Katrantzou, pointing to a cut-crystal motif on an Elizabethan-style silk crepe halter bodice displayed in the Room at the Bay during her first visit to Vancouver. The Greek-born, London-based designer lets her words hang in the air before dissolving into a light giggle.
Of all the pivotal moments that young fashion designers dream of, it doesn’t get much better than having First Lady Michelle Obama wear your gown to her husband’s inaugural ball. That moment was in 2008, and for New York–based Jason Wu, now 29 years old, he’s never looked back.
Accessory essentials from the fall/winter 2011 collections.