Check It: She by Sheree’s NY Fashion ShowPublished by Dior Noir on Monday, September 14, 2009 at 3:00 pm.
Fashion Week is fully underway in New York and while well-known designers are showing their Spring 2010 collections at Bryant Park, further downtown at The Red Bull Space Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Sheree Whitfield hosted a presentation of her debut line She by Sheree yesterday. I can’t lie, I couldn’t wait to see what these clothes looked like. If for nothing I knew I’d be in for some tomfoolery. If you watch the show, you know that Sheree has been trying to kick off her line for a while. She previously attempted to do a showing in Atlanta but ended up not having any “fashions” (as “5th housewife” Dwight would say) to show guests. There were actually clothes this time around–3-5 models displayed looks that rotated every half hour–and I was honestly surprised at the results.
The looks, which fall into a palette of black, gray, black, deep blue, and yellow, ranged from tailored dresses to jumpsuits in lace and satin. I heard someone criticize the collection as something you’d find on sale at Forever 21 or Target and others echoed that opinion of the clothes which start at a $200 price point. Sure, the production wasn’t flawless (hanging threads and ill fitting plagued some of the looks) but they honestly weren’t as dreadful as I thought they’d be and were a vast improvement from her last effort.
When I caught up with Sheree today for a brief moment at the Jill Stuart fashion show (yes she’s still making Fashion Week rounds!) she told me that her presentation was not without it’s snafus: “Anything that could’ve gone wrong went wrong, but in the end everything turned around and it was fabulous,” she said (and thankfully she didn’t have to go off on anyone this go round). She wants her clothes to feel accessible to a wide range of women: “I think She by Sheree is for women who love a great fitting. To me it’s about a great fit and having great fabric and women feeling confident in their clothes,” she said. ”That could be a younger girl or an older woman, but it’s for a woman who likes to be a little edgy but still classy.”
Take a closer look at some of the looks below. What do you think: dreadful, doable or delightful?