Wowed by Susan Woo
I’m stuck in London, whilst New York Fashion Week is fighting off the snow and by some stroke of luck I have planted a little spy over there who is enjoying the bright lights of the city. Here is her take on Susan Woo’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection.
The intimate downtown loft space, at the Bryant Park hotel, served as the perfect back drop for the debut of the Susan Woo Fall/Winter collection this past Saturday afternoon. The clothes were gorgeous – silk crepes of cream, deep red, chocolate and coal, were draped across beautiful (but natural and healthy) looking models, placed in front of the windows like sophisticated NY Barbie dolls. But the most stand-out doll of them all was Olivia Palermo, who grazed the sidelines with a handsome, slightly scruffy, blue-eyed boy in tow. Most people at the show – the non-journalists / semi-fashionistas like me, spent more time critiquing Olivia’s biker-inspired outfit, then admiring Woo’s delicate portfolio of chic office wear that stood before us. Despite Palermo stealing some of the attention, the show was great and beautifully done. The space allowed you to view the silk and organic wool pieces up close and appreciate their simplicity and elegance. And while I’d definitely snatch up one of these numbers for work or a champagne brunch party, the first item on my ‘must have’ list is the fabulous black leather leggings adorned by ‘The City’s’ star.
At only 27, Woo’s brand philosophy epitomizes modern fashion and is a blend of high design with both environmental and social consciousness. Woo launched her collection in fall of 2009 after studying at Cornell University and developing a background with companies such as Louis Vuitton, Derek Lam, and Chanel.