Monday, September 15, 2008
New York City, Day 1 (Part 2 - Gen Art)
Gen Art has become a great launching pad for new designers in the past few years, most notably by discovering Zac Posen, Philip Lim and Rodarte. With pimpin' alumni and judges like Betsey J and DVF, they're kind of like a slick, American version of the TFI New Labels competition. Any young designer would be totes stoked to have their stuff in the Gen Art Fresh Faces show! So we were waaaay too excited when we found out that Phil Sparks would be showing in New York for Spring 2009!!!
The show opened with some cute, wearable pieces by lialia but the most innovative womenswear was definitely by ideen. They had great colour blocking, interesting silhouettes, a nice colour palette.
After waiting for what seemed like ages, Phils stuff finally came out. Check out the whole show here. It was great. Phil has got to be the only designer who makes clothes that I consistently want to buy for my boyfriend.