While the fashion industry tends to favor the tall ('Dwarf' Cara Delevingne knows this all too well), the Fashionista team probably has a median height of 5'3." Karlie Kloss's denim line is of no interest to us shorties. In fact, you're more likely to find us in the Crewcuts section of J. Crew than anywhere else. However, Anthropologie may have just become our new favorite shopping destination.
Today, KCD will host its seasonal open house, where market editors, stylists and other fashion types will be given the opportunity to see the latest collections from the PR powerhouse's roster of brands—including Givenchy, Chloe and Marc by Marc Jacobs—up-close. Mostly everyone attends KCD's press day because it's filled with great brands that magazines (and, increasingly, websites) want to shoot. That's why it's such a coup for three-year-old accessories line Reece Hudson to show its Fall 2013 collection alongside KCD's clients. As an emerging label, the company can't afford to pay KCD a monthly retainer for representation. But designer Reece Solomon and business partner Max Stein are mentored by KCD senior vice president of public relations, Renee Barletta, through the CFDA incubator program.
The mood at Whit's Fall 2011 presentation at the Ross Bleckner studio in Chelsea was decidedly playful--the studio was bright and airy, models on pedestals were framed by Bleckner's abstract colorful paintings and made good on the instructions they were given to be "fun and loose," dancing in place on their blocks. The mood follows designer Whitney Pozgay's inspiration for the collection, which she told us was "the grown-up version of playing dress up in your grandmother's closet when you were a little girl." Pozgay was taken with the way that "a little girl playing dress up mixes and matches in such an interesting way that it often looks more refreshing than the way it was supposed to be" (hence the Tavi inspiration). As for the actual pieces in the collection, they looked like the ultimate finds from grandma's closet: a brown full mid-calf length skirt with a bird print (there's the Hitchcock inspiration), a printed sand-washed silk top paired with thick wool trash-bag top pants, faux fur collared hefty winter coats with big brown leather buttons. To cement that "grandma's closet" feel, models wore cat-eye frames and jewelry from Pozgay's real life grandmother. And it looked like grandpa's closet got raided too as delicate bird-print rompers and twisted skirts and shift dresses were paired with oversized grandpa sweaters.