David Elfin Fall 2010 Fashion Show
Runway Review: Collection’s strength lie in the impeccable tailoring that felt fresh & different, not just for the sake of being avant-garde
Veteran Spanish designer David Elfin opened his Fall 2010 show with Spanish model Eleonora Bose (of Tom Ford era Gucci fame) in an offset Crayola yellow pant suit, complete with hyper-andro cropped yellow coif, a strong visual indicator of what was set to come out.
In a time when the industry is calling out for clean and serene, looking back at minimalism and what not, one would think Elfin, known for his strictness, would feel right at home in his elements. Instead he set off to create a collection that was yes, strict, but also appropriately inventive and forward thinking.
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Like any Elfin look, here, classic suiting was sliced and reconfigured with say, the hem of a sport jacket sitting on a skirt’s waist, or on a pair of pants. Bizarre color shots of offset neons and mustard, white gloves and other styling tricks aside, this collection’s strength lie in the impeccable tailoring that felt fresh and different, and not just for the sake of being avant-garde.
Winning looks came in office friendly grays, many of them being slightly mannish in their simplicity, the strongest being an elegant gray wool tunic worn with matching pants that could easily give Calvin Klein a run for his money. After all, when you think about gray office ready suiting, it takes a strong hand to ensure the coolness Elfin tackled with his best straight forward looks. — Naveed Hussain, VagabondNYC
Andrea Perini & Naveed Hussain | Team VagaBondNYC- Andrea Perini is a free-lance stylist and the founder and creative director of VagaBondNyc.com, the avant-garde vintage clothing destination specializing in clothing and accessories from the 60s-90s. Andrea buys, styles & shoots everything and feature's her well-edited archive in monthly vintage-only fashion editorials where every item is for sale. As fashion industry veterans, they edit their vintage buys to reflect their understanding of contemporary fashion's indebtedness to its past.
Before launching Vnyc, Andrea worked in fashion editorial at Harper's Bazaar, Elle and New York Mag and finally for (then senior fashion editor) Camilla Nickerson at Vogue assisting her on all of her commercial projects including ads for Chanel, YSL, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, and Narciso Rodriguez. Naveed Hussain, assistant fashion editor, has a BA in art history and is Andrea’s assistant stylist and general assistant at Vagabondnyc. Naveed also covers fashion, music and art for VNyc's blog's readers and has unlimited access to current and future fashion news & trends. He has worked as a buyer and has styled for The Dallas Morning News, The Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times. More information, including press links: VagaBondnyc.com