Wednesday, February 15, 2012


What about taking a peek to emerging runway shows behind the big names at New York Fashion Week? Maybe you will be surprised with the potential to turn heads and set trends you will find there... I noticed that the biggest names of the fashion world were too spoken and debated in many blogs, sites, magazines, etc., but there is plenty of other names, not so big and well known, to looking for. Lets talk about something else behind the names who everybody talks.  


"Take a leotard and add a skirt"

I'm totally into this kitsh-mania! Betsey's embellished looks are so over-the-top but also reminded us how fun could fashion be! She was a 60's addict of course and she didn't run behind fashion trends. In this runway show Fall/Winter 2012-13 at New York Fashion Week, she declared her inconditional love for the Beatlemania and the London swing from the 60's inspiration.

As tunes played from the Beatles, Dusty Springfield and The Supremes, her nearly four-dozen look collection took form in skinny herringbone suits, psychedelic printed skirts, pink tights, and sparkly hot pants, of course. Some straightforward black mod looks made the collection seem a bit more demure then past lines… well, as demure as Betsey can be.

The funky 69-year-old designer rocks and showed to the most serious faces from the Fashion World that fashion can always be fun and fabulous!

Betsey Johnson is a very well known name in American fashion world, but not so well in Europe by the youngest fashionists. Johnson's fashion career started when she entered and won the Mademoiselle Guest Editor Contest. Within a year she was the in-house designer for the Manhattan boutique Paraphernalia. Johnson became part of both the youthquake fashion movement and Andy Warhol's underground scene, along with The Velvet Underground, Edie Sedgwick and Lou Reed. In 1969, she opened a boutique called Betsey Bunky Nini on New York's Upper East Side. Edie Sedgwick was her house model and Johnson designed the clothing Sedgwick wore on her last film, Ciao! Manhattan. In the 1970s, Johnson took control of the fashion label "Alley Cat" which was popular with the rock 'n roll musicians of the day. In 1978, Johnson started her own fashion line which was a success at the time.  Today, she has more than 65 stores worldwide. In 2002, Johnson was inducted into the Fashion Walk of Fame. In 2003, she expanded her line  to include handbags, accessories, hats, and scarves. The National Arts Club awarded Johnson the 2009 Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement in Fashion. She once described her style as a formula: "Take a leotard and add a skirt."

Visit her website HERE

1 comment:

  1. Amei as cores, os padrões, as texturas ... fabuloso!!