There wasn’t any press description of the inspiration for the Alexander Terexov Spring 2008 collection, but if I could sum it up in two words, they would be “zippers” and “snaps.” Alarmingly, a lot of the clothes features full length zippers. The pearl rayon zipper back dress looks cute, but in practical terms, sitting on a large zipper isn’t that comfy, and I could envision at least jokester literally undressing someone in these clothes with one wicked pull! At least the snaps were in the front of the clothes.
But the 28 year-old Russian designer is not new to Fashion Week, and his designs are worn by socialites, high profile Russians, and of course, Americans who appreciate the witty and edgy designs. As you can see here, there were plenty of dresses that are pretty and fashionable, but not over-the-top. The blush skirt with grey top could be worn just about anywhere! A few belted coats looked elegant over just about everything. The only misses were the long, rather shapeless dresses” that flowed nicely as the model walked, but looked to me like elegant robes or housecoats. The collection featured a lot of synthetics, surprising for designer fashion and for Spring’s warmer weather, in colors primarily of blush pink, silver, grey, black and slate. I longed for more color!