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GASPARD YURKIEVICH SPRING 2009

I sat mere feet away from Dani Siciliano who was performing a live acoustic version of her song "WHY" accompanied by a quartet and chorus of six men at Gaspard Yurkievich’s Spring 2009 show and while that was lovely, it was extremely distracting and the somberness of the song took away from the collection.

 

Yurkievich titled his collection "Y" and said that he drew his inspiration from the Parisian muses liberated and androgyny chic style adding that this translates to a collection of classic and bourgeois lines vamped with a touch of eccentricity, French fashion heritage, and 70s glam.

Overall, however, this mixed bag of inspiration didn’t translate and the collection felt jumbled with ill-fitting pops of color, oddly mixed fringe and prints, pants that looked shrunken, and styling gone completely awry (messy hair, headbands, and my pet peeve – shoes with socks and worse yet, knee-high socks).

That said, there were some stand-out pieces like a structure black and white jacket and a handful of delicately draped off-white and grey tops. When it came to this season’s collection – the simpler, the better. 

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.