Bright hues popped against more muted tones. In the same vein, calm, relaxed dresses contrasted against more structured jackets and billowy separates, making for an overall fun collection.
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Flower adorned frocks, structured denim separates and gingham print all made it down the runway at Michael Kors. An ode to the return of fun and youth (with a doe-eyed embrace of the future). The silhouettes reminisced of the 50’s without being constricting. The transparent tulle skirts were particularly exciting, providing energy and more youth infusion into the practical line-up.
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A menswear-inspired collection that kept things cool with roomy dresses, boyfriend jeans and a strong, masculine color palette.
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Nancy Cunard served as the inspiration for this collection of body-skimming silhouettes, a subdued color palette with hints of flash and precision-based geometric prints. A shimmering rose gold gown felt a bit out of place in this otherwise tenacious and independently-spirited lineup.
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The Seventies flower-child made love with Eighties New-Wave and punk at Jeremy Scott’s spring delivery. Scott knows his audience well. The collection is perfectly tailored to a child of happy raves and fun-loving self-expression, with punchy lines and pop-reference humor. The presentation also witnessed the introduction of Miley Cyrus’ jewelry collection, “Dirty Hippy.”
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Although there were only a handful of looks at the presentation, each piece displayed a skilled level of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Key looks consisted of beautiful cocktail and evening attire in soft nudes.
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Zoe didn’t stray far from her comfort zone by presenting edgy bohemian looks with a splash of glam. It is a good thing, because she is the queen of this arena. Loose maxis, jumpsuits and caftans exuded the Zoe signature vibe that her fans endearingly covet.
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Shirts dominated Steven Alan’s presentation with a myriad of variations, including a lovely shirt-maxi dress. Despite being simple and forthright in the clothing, the insistence on elevating a closet staple paid off with clothing that is extremely casual and wearable.
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Zang Toi fitly titled his 25th anniversary “A Privileged Life: The American Dream.” As a homage to the idea of dreaming big and achieving big, Toi delivered a lineup of color-blocked pieces that progressively evolved into stunning hand-beaded gowns fit for the most glamorous galas.
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Exceptional sculptural techniques emerged on the Delpozo runway. Organic sloping shapes reminiscent of flowers adorned the architectural masterpieces which seem a little hard to imagine worn outside of prominent (non-sitting) event. Several looks, such as the red culotte and bandeau top as well as crocheted white dress, can be incorporated into a more practical woman’s wardrobe without running into the problem of logistics.
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Elizabeth and James
A casual vibe reverberated at the presentation for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s line. The looks drew inspiration from the beachy, California vibe- a surfer off-duty.
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Newhouse introduced a new line, 740 for Lorry Newhouse, in her showroom this season. The more modest price tag of the pieces brought new fabrics into the mix with, jerseys and T-shirt dresses taking the limelight.
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Betsey chose to tackle the wedding theme head on this season, complete with a statement necklace in bold, bright letters: “PRENUP”. The mood was fun, wild and slightly obscene. But that’s Betsey Johnson! It’s never serious on the runway. All but a few items looked like they could be worn outside the honeymoon. Particular standouts included a beautiful lavender polka dot dress that would allow street-wear with a great silky slip underneath.
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’70s rockers are in full swing at Anna Sui, who embraced the hippie side of the period. The emphasis was on embracing an extremely effortless hippie rocker. High waist pants with bottom flare, appliqued outerwear, crocheted vests and crushed velvet all made an appearance in bright, iridescent hues with some retro fading.
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Wendy Nichols exhibited a boudoir-inspired lineup with a hippie relaxed feel. The clothing remained simple but intricately detailed where technical skill matters. A subdued palette of black and creamy white provided a casual simplicity.
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A minimal, color blocked collection drawing inspiration on India. Beautiful earthy hues dominated. A particular standout was a chess-block pattern dress in brown, blue and light blue.
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The lineup included pretty, minimal pieces in neutral tones that can easily incorporate into a rotation of basics with spice. A beach theme played into the collection with a fun tropical print.
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Perforation was predominant in this season’s collection which had a heavy, industrial feel. Honeycomb fabric served as overlay to many pieces, giving the clothes a chainlink and tire feel that at times felt a little heavy.
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Instead of focusing on one design element, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez delivered a number of different inspirations in one cohesive collection. Using the primary color palette to tie all design components together, Proenza Schouler introduced smart sportswear, bold leather, python print inspiration and fringe. Unraveling weaved dresses were brilliantly executed in a lineup that took a few dramatic shifts.
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A perfectly laid back and at the same time very put together repertoire of looks in black & white palette. Chic pieces were befitting an off-duty model or an urban artist.
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Organic by John Patrick
Loungewear and sportswear meet in the silhouettes at Organic by John Patrick. Soft shades, transparent layers and a breezy feel dominated the refined collection of over-sized silhouettes with mass appeal.
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Brocade ensembles, flirty lace separates and girly silhouettes makes this collection fitting for a young up and coming society woman.
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