LUX Look: Hot Buns
Since fall, the runway has been filled to the brim with bun-topped models. The sleek up-do has been a convenient compliment to the modern, structured pieces that have overtaken the Spring and Fall 2010 shows from New York to Paris. From Lanvin’s messy, whimsical topper and Prada’s 70’s secretary style to Sonia Rykiel’s avant-garde faux look – the bun is the fashion “do” for 2010.
The Spring RTW show was surprisingly structured, giving the recession-minded a flashback to better times with vintage inspired body suits, cut with crisp pleats in bright polyester. The messy coif propelled the designs into the 21st century, adding modernity and whimsy to the serious styles.
Sonia’s show was truly entertaining, a childlike innocence and fun for fashion exudes from all her designs. Whether she putting cloth buns on top of her models or pushing them out adorned in feathers, the French fashionista is flirtatious with her style.
Similarly to Lanvin, Prada was a blast from the past but instead of Art Deco, it channeled the working women of 1960s Manhattan. Feminine touches, like ruffles and lace, peeked out behind refined dresses and coats. However, don’t expect Prada to keep with tradition. There was a definite suggestiveness and humor to the wardrobe, from the pointy-breasted bodices to wide skirted coats, Prada gave lean girls a little more to work with.