Hosting a fashion show in the Astor Court of the New York Public Library is quite a statement. Just being there reminds of us of watching Chanel at the Rodin Museum, in Paris. Leave it to Jill Stuart to leap over a bar being held that high. The collection started with a military theme with lots of kelly green and high lace-up boots. The inspiring military boots continued throughout the show but the look took a quick right turn onto rock-and-roll. A combination of tartan plaids, heavy knits, intent tailoring, thick leather belts, metallic and sparkles made this collection a fashion week favorite.
Jill Stuart Fall 2010
Who is the customer: A little bit of up-town and a little bit of rock-and-roll, no country.
Why buy: You know you can rock it.
What to buy: We’ll take one pair of those lace-up boots and a chunky sweater with eagle strong shoulders –to go please.
Bypass: Velvet with sparkles is like gilding the lily.
Overall contribution to fashion: Sophistication can be young.