Friday, September 26, 2008

Going to See the Riverman...

Alexander Wang's resort collection muse was a girl who decided to get on a boat and let the sea take her anywhere. The pieces are all functional for a sailing woman. A long john onesie to keep warm, a shorts version for hot weather, a scarf and poncho are much needed. The simple silk dresses could work as night gowns and be worn the next day (if your a dirty hippie like me). Also, an all purpose little black jacket is quintessential. The blue drip dye dress is like that lovely keepsake that you don't really need but makes you feel so beautiful you can't live without it. It could come in handy for dressing up once she docks someplace.

Personally, I think the collection is a bit plain. Perhaps I would have taken the perspective from a girl just setting sail to one who is returning home. With her she has a collection of ethnic clothes and jewelry from her travels. Her clothes would be totally beat up from all her adventures. I think most of the pieces could look pretty fierce on the street with some rock n' roll and bohemian touches. The long john pieces would be great for a grunge look.

Looking at this collection I can't help but imagine myself drinking tea and watching the sea. I'd have books with me of course and journals with blank pages. I'd have to find some way to rig up my turntable and stereo. The journey wouldn't be close to perfect without Nick Drake.



5 comments:

-h of candid cool said...

i like the 2nd from the bottom kimono knit

She comes from a nowhere town she likes said...

Wow, I could totally imagine all sorts of sari's, denim shirts and kimonos ina big beat up suitcase. Lots of amber and gold mixed in too. Perhaps some mens style shoes.

Aretha said...

These have the Erin Wasson vibe all over. I love the styles mix

Jenny H. said...

yayyy.
i love this collection. so much.

Diana Coronado said...

Love the last one !!
Amazing !!

I´m glad you still blogging !!