Reed Krakoff may only be in his fourth season, but the designer already has a steady stable of A-list fans from Anna Wintour to Emmanuelle Alt to Julianne Moore–all of whom, of course, were in attendance for his Fall 2012 show.
“Oh I love him,” Moore told us. “We’ve been friends for a really long time, since like ’98. I love his aesthetic. I love what he did at Coach, and I love what he’s doing at his own brand.”
“He has a real style–always beautiful fabric, great lines,” she added. “His stuff is always very chic.”
Of course, Moore was right on the money when it came to his Fall 2012 show. (Is she ever wrong?) Krakoff opened with a sleek black coat, outfitted with flimsy sheer sleeves and a fur collar and though it was certainly “chic,” we’d be hard-pressed to find an appropriate weather occasion to actually wear it–which was sort of the problem with a few of his coats. Nevertheless, outerwear was certainly the name of the game this season and Krakoff showed an impressive assortment of leather, felt, and fur-lined coats–ranging in styles from the minimalistic, to the geometric to the utilitarian.
Our one bone to pick with the collection (besides the impractical sheer sleeves) would be that Krakoff didn’t give enough runway time to the accessories, for which he has become famous. C’mon Reed, we want to see those bags!