I was recently invited to The Palace Hotel’s Madison Room to get a sneak peek at the forthcoming Nine West Fall-Winter 2010 Collection. The brainchild of Creative Director Fred Allard, there are no less than FIVE mini-collections that are sure to have all of you screaming toward a Nine West retailer in your town come fall. What genius, beautiful things can you expect this coming season? Let’s take a look:
First up is Precious Heritage, which are described as “casual utility looks accented with suede, fur, strapping and buckle details.” Think American West style with urban flair. The boots, clogs and accessories are fabulous accents for casual gear, ski vacations, or for taming the urban jungle. How you wear these luxe pieces is entirely up to you.
As the rock and roll fan that I am, you know I loved The Clash, which they described as “the 80’s revived in hardware-driven looks; chains and zippers add some edge, and black and grey rule!” This is for those of us who have that passion for tall leather boots, rocker-inspired heels and slick details that will definitely be part of my closet come fall.
Next up is Toned Down, a mini-collection with “cosmetic hues highlighted with subtle metallics, soft prints and status hardware.” This is a great ladies-who-lunch-inspired collection that provides great classic basics for any woman’s wardrobe.
Then we had the gorgeous Jewel Box collection, which contains “saturated jewel tones anchored in black, everyday opulence in luxe velvets and rich leathers, red + black combos.” I love drama in my accessories, so this was my favorite for evening. These are truly statement-making shoes and accessories.
I also loved Boy Crazy, which was described as menswear-influenced with touches of Victorian flourish, covered buttons, and lace-up details. All I have to say is the top photo with the camouflage-printed pony hair bag. Could you just DIE? I HAVE TO HAVE THAT BAG!
So, get your shopping lists ready because they’re coming your way via a Nine West store and/or retailer near you come fall. You’ve got some fabulous options, ladies. Fred has outdone himself this coming season!