Monday, September 26, 2011


A look from Marchesa

Here's a few more collections from some of my favorite New York designers.  Carolina Herrera debuted her line full of fun cheery bird prints in green, yellow and red.  Her gowns were adorned with graphic patterns, geometric shapes and even origami folds.  My favorite looks were a slinky red floor skimming column with black and white bars gracing the front and a silky, belted emerald green banger with matching cuffs.

Over at the Marchesa showing, designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig's collection featured the 3 Fs: feathers, fringe, and fluff.  The plumage decorated the skirt of one beige number while they sprouted from the bodice of another.  Fringe covered several 20's flapper-esque dresses in metallic gold and silver,  and there was plenty of tulle especially in one voluminous grey and white creation with a sweet flower fastened at the waist.  The overall look was romantic and red carpet ready.  

Finally, Marc Jacobs put a new spin on cellophane with his see-through skirts and dresses.  His collection ran the gamut from sweatshirts paired with rouched skirts, shiny layered pieces, and drop-waist dresses.  The CFDA Lifetime Achievement award winner (and possible successor to John Galliano at Christian Dior) wasn't very cohesive with his looks this season.  The collection, while not lacking in variety, seemed unfocused and uninspired.  Hopefully we'll see a more streamline showing for Fall 2012.








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