NY Fashion Week: David Elfin Spring / Summer 2010
Smart with a somber, soothing palette and totally wearable separates with a crisp minimal core.
Veteran Spanish designer David Elfin showed his second collection in the U.S this season after being in the business for the past ten years, and compared to the overload of cocktail dresses seen everywhere else, this was a pleasant effort.
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While there may have been some audacious propositions like a male model exiting in a tube top, he kept it smart with a somber, soothing palette and some totally wearable separates that had a crisp minimal core.
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His gray romper was a smart take on the boyfriend fit and the overall show had some really easy styling tricks to help you look collected with ease. One of my favorite ideas was the classic fitted tunic, belted high on the waist worn over a sheer pencil skirt. And, while that may not be office appropriate, it’s still an easy option for cool summer dressing. – Naveed Hussain
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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