Julian Louie Fall 2010 New York Fashion Week at Milk Studios
Runway Review: This outing highlighted Louie’s knack for creating clothes that are distinctive yet grounded in reality
Amidst a fun & energetic Friday at Milk Studios with stellar presentations everywhere you turned, Julian Louie’s short film screening of Ukrainian model Jules Mordovets was set in a serene if not hyper-bourgeois setting, complete with a mannequin resting on a gilt settee in full-on Charles James inspired regalia.
Were we in for heavy and baroque from a designer that’s been working laid-back sophistication with an uncompromising ease and cool hand? Thankfully, this wasn’t the case as this outing highlighted Louie’s knack for creating clothes that are distinctive yet grounded in reality.
Sumptuous pleated velvet pants worn with a graphic pieced silk blouse and a paneled pearl embroidered top paired with a velvet ra-ra skirt proved just how strong of a designer this young talent is when it comes to creating clothes that you simply can’t find anywhere else.
With the reality worn pragmatism that can sometimes make New York fashion week seem so banal, Julian Louie’s fall outing made a strong statement that moved in all the right directions. – 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