Betty Takes Fashion Week: Kim Ovitz and More
Find out what the Betty editors saw on the runways!
-The Betty Editors
It’s Day 2 of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and the Bettys are out in full force ogling hot male models and to-die-for clothes!
What Libby said about Kim Ovitz:
Kim Ovitz may be an LA girl, but her designs are all New York chic. I loved her white geometrical mini dresses paired with black chunky booties and equestrian inspired separates – although I think I would throw a tank under those vests if I were opting to wear one myself.
Her presentation at Milk Studios was a sleek mix of white, black, and stripes and the dark eye makeup on her models highlighted her designs. We weren’t the only ones who loved it! Her bro Chris gushed to BettyConfidential, “She’s so talented!”
Models at Kim Ovtiz. Photos from studiomao.com.
Models at Tadashi Shoji.
What PJ said about Tadashi Shoji and Keenan Duffy:
This September, a lot of fashion designers are opting for presentations instead of a fashion show. The presentations can last for an hour, and since the models are standing up in groups, you can really see the workmanship and beauty of each design. This morning, I went to see Tadashi Shoji’s presentation – he’s a designer who specializes in red carpet wear. Tall and lovely models stood under mock trees in a black box theater to show his frocks. It’s really amazing to be able to walk close and see all the amazing details. Shoji was influenced by Renaissance frescos of Botticelli and Piero Della Francesca and the colors of the Venetian landscape.
In plain English, to me anyway, he utilized pale gold, ivory, ice (a really pale gray), muted prints and just a touch of lavender. The collection is cool like . I loved the horizontal pleats on the dresses and the flash of metallics that were woven into the silks. There was a one shoulder lavender cocktail dress that I fell in love with. It had a black ribbon belt and the profusion of gathered fabric reminded me of peonies bursting to life in the spring. The most fun of this show, was trying to figure out which celeb will eventually wear the gauzy one shoulder ivory silk dress or who would wear the slim sliver gown with shutter pleating.
Models for Kennan Duffy.
And … across the street away from the official shows, menswear designer Keenan Duffy created a street fashion show by having male models dressed up in his wares, carrying faux protest signs. The models were cute and attracted a small crowd of women who posed for pictures with them.
Off to hunt down more Starbucks!
Next page: Project Runway video and super glam nails!