resort 2010 picks

As an unseasoned plebian fashion "blogger" who has never and will probably never contribute anything meaningful to the industry, I present to you my favorites for the resort 2010 season. This post is guaranteed to make me sound like I'm trying too hard to sound knowledgeable about fashion, when in truth, I have no idea what I'm talking about. Nor am I some kind of *articulate, thought-provoking writer*. But enough with the self-deprecation! On with the clothes!

Erdem (in which I nerd out in a rather laughable manner) - Utilizing classic silhouettes - the a-line dress, the dropwaist dress, and the maxi column dress, Erdem takes form back to its timeless roots. No surprises with shapes here. However, these looks win my heart because the print is so reminiscent of a SUPERNOVA EXPLOSION! 

 (image via NASA)
For the uninitiated, a supernova is a astronomical phenomenon that occurs when a massive star depletes its hydrogen fuel and violently ejects its mass in a spectacular stellar explosion of basic elements. It is posited that the elements created in a supernova may have been transported via comets to small planets, bringing the basic necessary ingredients to create life. Supernovas typically explode in a circular manner, and when I first saw these dresses, the similarity was so striking that I wondered if Erdem Moralioglu was a science nerd like myself. It's highly likely that Erdem was not inspired by outer space at all, but that's one of the things I love most about fashion: it can mean so many different things to everyone. This print reminds me that our place in the universe is circumscribed and infinitesimally small - and that our very existence may be owed to the violent death of stars.

The Row - In keeping with the heavy linear shapes of their Spring/Summer 2010 collection, the Row presents us with more ankle-grazing  minimal goodness. It's a seamless meld of modest Fransiscan monk chic with Tokyo street practicality and a high dose of androgyny for good measure. As I was discussing with a friend, looking like a boy is the new looking like a girl, and the Olsen sisters are right on trend. The thick forms and fabrics make me wish fall was in short arrival. This collection highly inspires me to replicate some of the silhouettes with items in my own closet.

 (images via style.com and Opening Ceremony)

Proenza Schouler - I'm not going to delve into a review of the actual garments, rather, I am going to LOSE MY SHIT over the new mini PS1 satchel bag! Opening Ceremony posted a few more photos of them here. The smaller version of the PS1 is adorable and functions as both a day and evening bag, something its messanger-bag sized big brother can't do. Also, small = more affordable (usually), so this is a piece of Proenza that I could feasibly own one day. Once I get a decent job, of course.

Thakoon - Easy, unfussy silhouettes with Thakoon's resort collection. Unexpected shapes keep the looks feeling playful and carefree. The collection has a distinct "grab-and-go" feeling, meaning one could just reach into their (obviously wealthy and privileged) closet for their new Thakoon and be set for the day. Even if one doesn't own anything from this collection, the shapes can still be replicated with pre-existing garments in most womens' wardrobes. The proportions in look#1 have me especially intrigued and I can't wait to try out myself. Clean jacket with draped 3/4 skirt and a men's belt? Yes please. Look for that in an upcoming outfit post.

Couture season is arriving soon, so be prepared for more awkward reviews from Little Old Nobody Me. Ha.

(all runway images via style.com)


Sam said...

That long "supernova" looking dress is my favorite one of that collection! It could look stuffy if it wasn't in that print because of the turtleneck-y thing (wow I have no idea what I'm saying ha) but it love it! And The Row collection is really appealing to me cause it looks so simple that anyone could make an outfit like that from thrift store finds. And THANK YOU for being so honest about not really being that knowledgeable about fashion! I'm the exact same way and the way I see it is that I just know what I like, and what inspires me, so I'm not gunna try to pretend anymore than that haha. Sorry, this comment turned into a rant which looks like I've written you a novel lol
Great Post! I'm officially done bothering you with my long comment now.


lol i love your commentary :)

meg // morningmidnight.com said...

irrelevant to above post, but just wanted to say i'm totes addicted to your add/subtract tumblr and should probably read your 'real blog' here more as well.

xx m

meagan said...

@sam isn't the supernova dress so beautiful? why can't more designers base their print off wickedly sweet natural phenomena? haha. i am happy that you like this post, i was sure it would could a lot of people to roll their eyes.

meagan said...

@the divinitus awwww thanks, maybe i will write more silly fashion diatribes in the future :)

meagan said...

@meg wow thanks! i've been following your blog on tumblr too and i really like it. i have a personal tumblr too (lattershed.tumblr.com).

Sam said...

@ meagan

Now THERES an idea! If I were a designer I would jump right on that challenge. That would make for some interesting collections!

Raeshelle said...

Never contribute to the industry?? Honey you are! Just supporting your own sense of style and even talking about it, you've contributed alot! You have a fabulous blog and your talent is incrediable! I really enjoy reading your posts. You are very relaitable and I love it. Lovely, following! Keep it up and congradulations on the job!

Raeshelle of The Marchesa

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Wallis said...

I love Proenza & their styling, always!!
Thanks for sharing! you have a lovely blog! :)