Monday, July 21, 2008

ANK, Miami Swim Fashion Week Spring 2009: BAGTRENDS

Dear Bagistas,

OK, ok… I’m still trying to catch up to all the work I missed, so I’m just getting to my final show reviews. Miami Fashion Week Day 3 kicked off with the ANK by Mirla Sabino presentation. My friends from Cece Feinberg PR were coordinating the show, so it was nice to finally put faces to names. I almost missed this show as I was catching some zzzz in my room at The Shelborne (which thank goodness was right next door!) after the beach. While I had a standing seat, because I neglected to RSVP – oops missed one – I was still able to get a front-row seat because some guests didn’t show up. All the better. It was easier to see all the details and take notes.

ANK
Dubbed the “Melting Pot” collection, like other shows, ANK had an ethnic vibe and plenty of bead work. What I loved was the 3 or 4 beads or metal hardware placed along the hipbone instead of a string-tie bikini option or just a regular fabric all-around bottom. It just adds a little something to the look when you’re coming and going. Again, as in other shows I saw a fair share of one-shoulder swimsuits. Perhaps this will be a trend for the spring 2009 season. There was one swimsuit I want to call out for its “voodoo” effect. It was a one-piece with color blocking on the chest and bottom, but a solid plum section across the tummy. This is going to make any pudge seem much less obvious!



As for my fashion choice for the night, it was a fab DVF coral and white wrap dress in this "melting pot" of cultural references - Greek warriors, tribal goddesses, Caribbean carnivals. I loved that the bottom was pleated, so not your average DVF wrap. I paired it with a gold Andrea Brueckner pouch and white Ruthie Davis shoes. Sorry no pictures.

Have a bag-a-licious day!
Pamela Pekerman


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