Thursday, February 25, 2010

Coterie wrap up

Coterie was a smash this year, with bigger and better booths than ever!

Bensoni was a stand out, with a 40's feel. Ben said it was "like a young girl raided her grandmother's closet." It was very "great gatsby" yet completely modern.

Rubber shoes by Melissa are being brought back from the past, with designer collaborations with such greats as Vivienne Westwood & Jean-Paul Gaultier. the shoes are lined with soft velvet and are comfy, waterproof AND flexible!

Byron Lars was a wondrous mix of vintage and modern, playful yet sophisticated with exaggerated shapes and really great fabrics.

Sass & Bide brings in the wave of the future with their detailed and thoroughly modern designs. The look book had a horn shaped piece of plexi on the cover. they are cool all the way!

Improv'd is a great new line of sweaters, leathers and great tees. draping and fabulous neutral colors, along with a doable price point brought this line out in the forefront.

Tracy Reese was actually at her booth making a surprise appearance, chatting up buyers and her reps, all while showing her three fab lines of feminine wearable frocks.

Three days is hardly enough to see everything, especially with so many emerging designers!

Bring on fall 2010!
...even though i'm still anticipating spring!

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