Fall 2009 Fashion Week: Thakoon Runway to Reality

Not only did Thakoon show a Fall collection with ensembles you could wear to the office, he also currently has a line available at Target.  Let’s take a look at what styles we can take from Runway to Reality.

His prints had a sophisticated edge we love for more conservative environments.  Shown in shades of blue and black they had a geometric quality without going tribal or ethnic as we have seen in many collections this fall.  We also prefer the black tights for work opposed to the overwhelming amount of leggings we have seen this season.

Thakoon Printed Black Dress Thakoon Printed Blue Dress

Soft neutrals were shown along side pops of color, like this stunning pleated Kelly green blouse.

Thakoon Grey Jacket and Ivory Short Thakoon Zebra Jacket

You know we love printed dresses, but we were also impressed with the luxurious and professional quality of his solid dresses.  The tan style is the perfect update to a shirt dress with simple details along the placket. While this black dress may not be the most fashion forward design, it’s the perfect look for any work wardrobe.  The LBD goes from office hours to dinner dates with ease.

Thakoon Tan Shirt Dress Thakoon LBD Fall 2009 Runway

Capture the style of his unique prints for Spring either in a full skirt or a blouse with pleated details along the neckline.  Either item is pure business casual style.  Add a cardigan in gray for chilly offices or until Spring temps finally emerge.

Pop your work wardrobe with a little color in this pleated short sleeve blouse.  The details are similar to the Kelly Green style shown on the runway.  You can score this style from Target for only $8.04 in Sunny Yellow or $11.49 in White!  Combine the shirt dress and LBD in this office ready style.  Accessorize with your favorite beaded necklace or printed scarf.

Special thanks to Style.com for their excellent runway coverage.  Extra special thanks to Thakoon Panichgul for collaborating with Target to create a line affordable for everyone.  No one should have a problem updating their work wardrobes for Spring with these pieces. 

Fall 2009 Fashion Week: Derek Lam

There was no missing the fur trend for Fall ’09 in Derek Lam’s collection.  Whether you are for or against, fur will be seen walking off the runway this fall.  While these pieces were memorable, we’re going to discuss the styles we like for your office.  There were quite a few and we’re sorry we didn’t get to this collection earlier in the week.  The collection hit the runway in Bryant Park this past Tuesday in shades of desert sand and neutral bliss.  Jersey dresses clung to the models form without coming away to revealing.  Jackets we’re exquisite and skinny black pants were teamed with strappy woven sandals. 

Derek Lam fur trimmed trench Derek Lam grey jersey sheeth
Runway photos courtesy of Style.com.
Derek Lam Tan Jersey Dress Derek Lam Skinny Black Pants

Steel these runway looks for the office with Derek Lam’s spring collection at Shopbop.com.  The cut-away leather jacket needs no explanation.  Take this metallic tweed peg skirt from business casual with a black sweater to business professional with an ivory blouse and one button jacket.  The pointed toe pumps are approved for either look.

Derek Lam Single Breasted Riding Jacket Derek Lam Peg Skirt Derek Lam Lola Pump

If you have a more casual office try pairing an anorak with skinny jeans and spiked heeled oxfords.

Derek Lam A Line Anorak Derek Lam Slim Jean Derek Lam Rhea Lace Up Bootie

Find your favorite designers from the Fall runways at Shopbop.com.  And keep your browser tuned to Workchic.com for your office appropriate style updates.

Fall 2009 Fashion Week: Calvin Klein

The fall collection from Calvin Klein ranged in colors from Black to Silver with a couple of golden yellow pieces thrown in at the end.  This is one place we did not expect an explosion of colors or any theatrics.  Francisco Costa glorified the minimalist approach with texture.  Lots of bold texture.

The piecing on these dresses is exquisite.  Wool and Silk jacquards mingle with an effortless effect that we know was anything but during creation.  You can use this inspiration in your work wardrobe by mixing patterns and even textures.  Glen plaid or pin stripes can easily be mixed with bold florals or geometric patterns for an outfit that will inspire office creativity and broader thinking.

Calvin Klein textured A-line dress Calvin Klein textured pencil skirt

The first jacket shown mimics the handy work of the above dresses.  The second has a look all it’s own with an asymmetrical collar and closure, complete with pebbled textured fabric.

Calvin Klein Textured jacket Calvin Klein Pebbled Runway Jacket

We’ll finish off our look at Calvin Klein’s Fall Runway with these to ultra chic suits.  From felted wool and a nipped in waist to over-sized collar and bracelet sleeves.  We love them both!

Calvin Klein Felted Wool Jacket Calvin Klein Fall 2009 Runway

To get Calvin Klein’s minimalist look for Spring, shop with us and pick up a Workchic dress.  All of these dresses are ideal for a business casual office.  Dress them up with over-sized earrings and layered on bracelets.  They come pre-accessorized with the own belts and are all priced under $130.

icon iconicon
iconicon iconicon
Thanks to Style.com, the home of Vogue Magazine, for the runway photos. 

Fall 2009 Fashion Week: Anna Sui

We we’re in print heaven with Anna Sui’s Fall Runway Collection.  While pretty frocks paraded down the runway, fashion splendor was achieved with exaggerated 1890’s inspired hats, a little wild west influence, and sheer fun.  As Anna Sui said, “If your going to have a show, have a show!”  While we have appreciated many of the paired down looks hitting the runway this year, a nod to work wardrobe style, it was nice to just have some fun.  She didn’t just show printed dresses, she emerged the outfits in varying patterns.  Tights mimicked the dresses and we even saw boots embroidered up in style.  This collection was serious eye candy.

We’re done with the details, see for yourself!

Anna Sui Deep Blue Runway Dress Anna Sui Black Chiffon Runway Dress Anna Sui 2009 Fall Runway Look
Photos curtousey of Style.com.
Anna Sui Runway Velvet Jacket Anna Sui Country belted Runway Look Anna Sui Runway Look

Score Anna Sui’s most work appropriate prints from her Spring collection.  The first one probably needs a jacket for the office though.  We even found a little of that wild west style in a fringed paisley scarf.  Runway opulence is also covered in this velvet jacket that can be dressed down with denim for a more casual office look.

Anna Sui Sketched Rice Paddy Sleeveless Dress Anna Sui Hand Painted Floral Garden Dress Anna Sui Tie Dye Circles & Stripes Dress

Anna Sui Block Tie Dye Tunic Anna Sui Psychedelic Paisley Scarf Anna Sui Viennese Daisy Soutache Velvet Jacket

Don’t wait for fall, get Workchic in Anna Sui’s Spring collection today.

Fall 2009 Fashion Week: Nanette Lepore

We reviewed Nanette Lepore’s collection for Spring, and we’re in love with the floral prints.  For fall she did not disappoint with more prints and even plaids walking down the runway.  She paired these with uneven hem lines, a bright palette, and leopard belts.  These looks should inspire your work wardrobe and your overall outlook.  Nanette Lepore shied away from the monochromatic looks we saw earlier in the week and jumped into color with both feet.

Nanette Lepore Coral Runway Dress Nanette Lepore Fall 2009 Print Dress

Nanette Lepore Blue Plaid Dress Nanette Lepore Blue Plaid Blazer

Get inspired by Nanette Lepore’s Fall Runway looks this Spring.  Update your work wardrobe with a magenta, blue, or animal printed dress from ShopBop.com. 

Nanette Lepore Desert Rain Dress Nanette Lepore Seashell Dress Nanette Lepore Jungle Dress

Runway pictures courtesy of Style.com, Workchic style courtesy of Nanette Lepore.

SHOPtalk at shopbop.com