NEW YORK, Feb 24, 2009 / FW/ — Though tents at Bryant Park were being stored away for next season, Williamsburg was nowhere near ready to put a close on introducing new fashions for Fall 2009.
Well into the night local Brooklyn designers entertained an anxious audience with live music and an enthusiastic fashion show presentation. Among those showcased was growing designer Nettie. Turning to western inspirations she offered a fall collection of neutral tones accented by navy and black and a burst of red in solid or plaid compliments.
Ladies designs were of unrestricted silhouettes; tea length gore skirts with strapless camisoles and or tanks. Cropped vests pulled together looks of loose western shirts and bold ties. Slip on dresses were great urban lady looks when styled under fringed jackets and distressed boots.
Vest’s truly strapped the men’s collection right into their boots and suspenders. Be it contrasting buttons and stitching details or the great choice of contrasting fabric prints this designer geared these gents right up!
Western shirts with similar characteristics were paired with slim fitted denim or Bermuda length trousers featuring pocket fabric contrast details and always worn with great western boots. This season pulled the skinny tie right back out of the closet and fastened those oversized belt buckles.
Hats off to Brooklyn as Urban fashion designer Nettie takes the final bow of this fashion week season.
Photos by EDWARD COLELLI