Saturday, September 8, 2012

Off the Runway: Fall Fashions on "Real Women"

While we mortals peruse the latest fall fashions in women's magazines and local newspapers, those in the industry have gathered in New York City for Fashion Week, the week in early September when designers unveil their spring collections. If you aren't busy enough, you can watch pretzel stick girls teeter in 8" heels on the runways via live streaming at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week site. Or...for something a little more down to earth and realistic, I'm posting a short video clip (below) from Wall London. The video features fall outfits on women who look like, well, women.

Wall London is a “grown up” label in Great Britain, according to Jodie Nel, a spokesperson for the clothier. The YouTube video features two women--Judith Balcazar, Wall's Director of Design, and Veronique Henderson, Director of Colour Me Beautiful. "Despite having very different body shapes, both women look elegant and sophisticated and show how real women can wear Wall," noted Nel in a recent email. Take a peek. I wish there wasn't quite so much black, but I think the styles are great--nice lines and very comfortable-looking fabrics. I’m loving the dresses over narrow slacks with oxfords or leather booties.

To see more lovely Wall fashions, visit the clothier's website. Or if you're lucky enough to be traveling to London, the Wall has a boutique in Notting Hill.