New York Market, Day 1

Yesterday I started my showroom appointments for Spring 2011 market.  For those who don't know, during New York Fashion Week designers show their collections to the world via runway shows, and then during the weeks that follow they invite buyers from all the stores that carry their collection into the showroom to view the full line and talk about how they are going to translate the editorial runway styles into wearable versions that will fly off the racks.
This afternoon we had the pleasure of viewing Christian Siriano's amazing Spring 2011, which featured some amazing strapless dresses in vibrant blues and gorgeous prints.  When the appointment was over, Christian took a moment to take a picture with me and Lauren Picasso, our Senior Assistant Buyer.
We also sat with Bibhu Mohapatra and went through his ultra sophisticated Spring collection.  The fabrics and colors he uses always blow me away.  He left his inspiration board up so I took a picture…I was in love with all the images of Julian Moore in the movie "A Single Man." — Derek
Derek and Lauren with Christian Siriano
Bibhu Mohapatra Inspiration