She might hail from sunny California, but you wouldn't know it from scoping out Kimberly Ovitz's clothes--the designer's best known for her dark, interestingly draped jersey dresses. But in addition to the minimalist, monochromatic pieces her fans know and love, Ovitz's fall collection incorporated hits of neon yellow and bright blue that lent a certain sporty-chic appeal to the looks on display. These pieces were inspired by the architecture and spirit of Brasilia, and it showed in their sculptural silhouettes, innovative cutouts, and eye-popping hues.
Uber-talented Danish shoe designer Camilla Skovgaard is rarely in New York. Her nearly five-year-old eponymous label is based out of London, she produces in China, sources materials from Italy, and has an office in Dubai. But she touched down in New York this past week and we caught up with her at the Elizabeth Charles boutique in the West Village where she previewed her spring collection. So what's new for spring? Well I'm terrified of pastel colors because I don't want to be seen as some bubble gum type but I was in the Mediterranean this summer and I noticed it is quite fresh--all the palm trees and lemon trees and the blue sea. It is a bit heavy to use dark colors for spring, so I hope I still bring a little bit of an edge with this collection. Pastels are out of character for you. Anything else new you're planning on trying? For autumn 2011/12 I'll probably be working on a mid-heel but it's difficult for me. Honestly I don't see many women who look good in a mid heel--either it's flat or it's stiletto height. I'm experimenting with it but it breaks my heart. When i see some of the prototypes I'm like 'Oh god.' So we'll see--I'm working on it.