NYFW : Jen Kao Fall 2010

Its Day 1 of New York Fashion Week! Still sucking in the hype after the devastating news of Mr. Lee McQueen, but you know Fashion Week is not going to stop and everyone in the industry is busy as hell!

Featuring Jen Kao like I did for the Spring Collection, she showcased lots of Leather in her newest collection. Including sheer, metallics and fur. Just like most designer, she jumped onto the "no pants" trend.

Somehow her collection reminds me of Alexander Wang (shoes/knit sweaters/cut-out) and Rock and Republic (above, first look ; à la Kristen Stewart at Teen Choice '09)

I won't say I dislike the collection or love it. I prefer her previous collection. What are your thoughts? View the whole collection on style.com.

Style.com's Review by Meenal Mistry :
"I'm slow and patient," Jen Kao said backstage after tonight's show. That's not a bad way to be, both in moral-driven fables and when you're a young fashion designer. Kao's Fall collection came across as a measured but firm evolution of her witchy, cool-girl look. The designer opened with a series of ultra-sexy but sophisticated knit dresses that seem destined for the closet of front-row fan Julia Restoin-Roitfeld. From there, Kao pushed her signature diamond-pattern paneling into new luxe and directional waters. She mentioned Moby Dick as an inspiration, but with the dramatic, high-collared furs and futuristic seaming—not to mention the straight-cut bangs—there were definite shades of Blade Runner. Still, two clear standouts—a body-hugging oxblood leather dress with the sexy flip of godet pleats, and a near-sheer seamed turtleneck tucked into a beautifully executed rabbit-fur skirt trimmed with Eddie Borgo-designed hardware—didn't fit into any overarching theme. Unfortunately, evening is still a work in progress: Kao's paneled takes on the gown never fully crystallized into an elegant look. The sole exception was a lovely, high-necked, almost Victorian embroidered gown that would do any woman, whether replicant or human, proud.

I hope to cover more shows compared compared to the last season.
Its gonna be a busy week since its the Lunar New Year and it clashes with Fashion Week! But i'll try to update more!