The Philo Effect

Half-way through NY Fashion Week and we’re witnessing “The Philo Effect” as a recurring trend. There is no doubt that last season’s most talked about collection was Céline under the direction of designer Pheobe Philo, who in her 2nd season for the label, took minimalist sportswear to new heights. This time around, sportswear rings particularly true to the NY collections. Afterall, what could be more American than sportswear?

Derek Lam

Derek Lam

Derek Lam

Organic by John Patrick

Organic by John Patrick

Vena Cava

Vena Cava

Band of Outsiders

Behnaz Sarafpour

Cushnie et Ochs



While there are some decidedly Philo moments like higher rises and wide leg trousers, I like that the American designers are in some ways more youthful – as in Vena Cava’s short suit and looks from Band of Outsiders. Various updates to trench coats (such as sans sleeves) and good old classic overalls are other great additions to the sportswear trend.

This entry was published on September 15, 2010 at 1:17 PM and is filed under Brands, Designers, Runway. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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