Ripping the Collections: Kara Saun, Part one
This one’s going to be tough. There’s just not much to rip here. Kara Saun’s collection was gorgeous and impeccably made. Unsurprisingly, we think her runway show was the slickest out of the three. Not that Jay’s wasn’t near- letter-perfect, but Kara Saun’s the pro and she knows how to pull it out when she needs to. Her models were uniformly gorgeous (if slightly conventionally pretty) and it looks to us like they were chosen for their ability to evoke ’30s movie stars.
Something else we just HAVE to compliment is her music choice. Not only do we consider it perfect walking music, but the GayBoys have been known to play it themselves while sashaying up and down the length of their loft with a dust mop. It’s called “Fly Girl” and was produced by Jason “JFK” Fleming and engineered by J. Ali.
Let’s start the show.
Gorge. What a stunning piece to open up with. The rich colors of the leathers, the clear inspiration, the funkiness of the fur trim – it told you everything you needed to know about this collection. There’s an awful lot going on with this outfit but Kara Saun somehow masterfully made it all work.
Very pretty. We’re not sure if that jacket is fur or not, but the colors and proportions are perfect, with the possible exception of the belt which looks a little “Wonder Woman” to us (of course). We reiterate that we think this collection is gorgeous, but we’re going to put out there now a point which we’ll be making again later: Most of the dresses in her collection were beautiful, but derivative.
Girl really knows how to work leather. This is another stunner, although her aviatrix pieces all look a little too similar to each other. Love the use of the darker leathers and it’s interesting to note how this jacket shares some elements with her 2055 piece.
Another beautiful gown that looks like it walked out of a movie premiere in 1938. We’re not too crazy about the big floppy bow at the neck.
Loved the styling on this model.
This is a welcome variation. The silver leather and knits bring it to a different place. The lining on that coat doesn’t look so hot, although we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out how beautifully tailored the rest of the piece is.
Miss Hepburn, table for one. Miss Hepburn, table for one. We kind of wish KS hadn’t mentioned The Aviator as her inspiration because some of the more conventional dresses are right out of the 1930′s Hollywood playbook and we can’t help thinking that they look, as we said, a little too derivative, too literal. We will say that this is one dress where she updated and interpreted the look a little more. Love the color, the cut out back and the belt.