BSO Fashion Week Day #3: L.A.M.B. Spring 2008 Show Room And Runway

Today we are looking back at one of the most successful and most loved collection of L.A.M.B. by critics and fans all of the world — Spring 2008! Gwen brought her love of ska and mod wear to the forefront and we couldn’t get enough of it! Polos, checkers, houndsooth, skirts and more — everything about this line was all about Gwen and her love for the music that influenced her from the beginning. The show was fantastic (seriously, it has the BEST soundtrack!), the visuals, lights and even the debut of Kingston’s appearances on the runway! For me, this was the best show L.A.M.B. has ever done and this collection will always hold a special place in my heart! Let’s look back at the events starting the week of September 4, 2007.

Gwen and the Spring 2008 collection of L.A.M.B. hit New York Fashion Week on September 9, 2007. The full runway show used to be online, but I can’t find it!

Style — Gwen Stefani was back on the runway tonight after a two-year absence. She spent most of that time caring for a newborn and touring the world, but somewhere along the line she got serious about fashion, too. Her debut, for those with short memories, was nothing short of cacophonous—one part Orange County chola girl, another part Rasta, to the tune of The Sound of Music. This show was far more harmonious. Stefani’s references are still rooted in sound, specifically the ska bands that were an early inspiration for her group No Doubt. But the collection, which looked like the sixties as seen by someone who grew up in the eighties, was altogether more wearable and on trend.

Highlights included a fitted green sweater and long checked pencil skirt punctuated by a wide, bright-yellow belt; a short shift in gray leopard-print sequins over a matching bow-front silk blouse; and a black-and-white picnic-plaid strapless dress with a swirling skirt. If some of it—a one-shoulder dress encased in black mesh, for instance—resembled what we saw on last season’s runways, so be it. All of it looked like Stefani. For the legions of fans who attend her sold-out shows and make her L.A.M.B. bags such hot eBay commodities, there’s no better advertisement.

What did you think of this season? We will putting together two seasons tomorrow for day 4!

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