New York Fashion Week: We’re Going Frumpy for Fall 2011
New York Fashion Week is the most unproductive 7 days of my year. Which is really saying something since I usually spend around 75 days a year in the fetal position willing away a massive hangover. Instead of doing the mountains of work that give me the stink-eye the moment I sit down at my desk every morning, I spend this most glamorous week poring over pictures of clothing from the best designers in the world. For hours. Every day.
I love seeing what new and innovative things they come up with, what new trends they’ve incorporated into their new lines, and what I’ll be wearing come Fall 2011….when Target/H&M/Kohl’s take their ideas and brings ‘em down to my broke-ass level.
And according to today’s “research,” it’s gonna be a frumpy fall. Like, hide yo wife and hide yo curves, frumpy. Gone are mini-skirts, cinched waists and bandage dresses. In their place? Shapeless frocks in patterns that look eerily similar to the drapes your grandma has hanging in her sitting room.
Part of me is jumping for joy at the prospect of hiding my “can’t stop eating M&Ms” weight under all that fabric, but the other part of me is just…..scared. Like, this is ‘fashion’?
[Click on any image to start the frump-fest.]