New York Fashion Week kicked off on Friday at the tents in Bryant Park, and in the ensuing three days, plenty of big-name designers have given us their vision of what women can look forward to, sartorially that is, once winter passes, summer swelters, and the chill sets in again. Designers as disparate as Diane von Furstenberg and Baby Phat played with the idea of the modern flapper: Dropped hems, deco styling, thoroughly modern (Millie), all of it. But if heading for a night out at your local speakeasy is not your thing, fret not: Fashion-minded females can always play prim and proper (and somewhat naughty) by embodying the French school girl chic shown at DKNY and Tracy Reese. After the jump, and using ten representative images from each show, Dodai and I weigh in on The Good, The Bad & The Ugly from these shows (and others) following Fashion Week's first, incredibly exhausting, weekend.
(Click on any image in galleries to begin the show)
Sass & Bide:
Rock & Republic:
Diane Von Furstenberg: