VFW SS 2010: Kersh
Vancouver Fashion Week Monday, November 16, 2009
On the second-to-last day of Vancouver Fashion Week, Kersh presented a spring/summer 2010 collection that harkened back to the the carefree seventies. Models sashayed barefoot down the catwalk with tousled centre-parted hair, nude lips, and dark eye makeup reminscent of Cher circa "Sonny and Cher."
Despite the seventies theme, many of the separates had the potential to feel fresh and new if styled differently. The strapless yellow dress with an exposed zipper down the front and the black jersey jumpsuit, for example, are very on-trend with what's happening in fashion right now. Covetable denim pieces included a cropped dark denim jacket and the perfect little dark denim short. Fans of last spring's light wash denim and chambray trends will be pleased to see plenty of both in Kersh.
However, there were times when I felt that Kersh's interpretation of the seventies was a little too literal and the show became a game of "Spot the '70s trend." I spied a tie-dye green skirt, embroidered tunic tops, and a paisley kerchief maxi dress. Sometimes this literal quality worked (the red-and-navy striped tee with the flared denim trouser looked like something Donna Pinciotti from That '70s Show might wear), sometimes it didn't (the crochet pieces which evoked comparisons to couch throws, for example). Overall, though, the collection was fun, exuberant, and very wearable.
All photos by Wayne Mah.
Posted by Lisa