Thursday, October 08, 2009

Maria Grachvogel S/S '10

I know, I know, I'm a bit behind on my New York Fashion Week coverage! For shame! But I'm thiiiis close to being done!

The Maria Grachvogel presentation was by far the most (okay, the only) relaxing show I attended at New York Fashion Week. True to her British roots, the presentation was set up as an afternoon tea. Tea, finger sandwiches and miniature scones could be enjoyed at little tables, while the models strode languidly back and forth along the runway, pausing for photographs, and accompanies by a live pianist.

The collection consisted of mostly long, classic gowns. Her clothes are not meant to be edgy and avant-garde, but to compliment female body. In fact, in 2008, she requested (British) Size 10 models, but was only offered models size 8 or smaller. She stated, "I make all my samples in a size 10, and it's nice to be able to show them on a body that fills them out."It would be nice if more designers had that mentality! (source:

At one point during the presentation, I was thrilled to realize I was sharing my little 3 person tea table with the designer herself. I had a lovely chat, and snapped the picture below.

See the entire slideshow below: