Mina sent me a link to the Spring 08 Derek Lam shows. I've not been paying any attention to any of the Spring shows, as obsessed as I've been with figuring out what I'm going to sew this fall, but these dresses are just wonderful:
And check out this one, too:
I'm not sure if I like that deep berry for spring, but I do like the style. I'd do this in shades of blue, shading from pale on top to a really bright band on the next-to-bottom tier, then pale again for the bottom tier. Something very ocean-y and summery, in voile or china silk, not too heavy.
I love that the pockets are in the second tier from the top. Very practical.
And do you know what? If you're going to leave a comment that all those tiers would make you look OMG FAT!!!!, please don't bother. There is more to life than the bogus imperative to minimize your apparent body weight at all times. Just for a minute, put down that burden, okay? Think about how that gorgeous fabric would FEEL. Think about how it would SOUND. Think about how you would MOVE in it, where you would GO in it, what you would put in the POCKETS, even, and not on some imagined optical illusion of a few more inches here or there. Now imagine feeling like that all the time — imagine the question "Does this make me look fat?" didn't exist. How would that change your life? What would you do differently? Would it get you to wear this beautiful dress?