Best of NYFW FW15: Day 5

Carolina Herrera
A magical mood overtook the Carolina Herrera set at the Fall 2015 presentation. Soft lavenders paired up with deep blacks, before moving on to a divine concoction of muted grays, A slick smoke on water print hazily lifted out of the dark backgrounds. Loose silhouettes remained deeply structured with sleeves puffing out to the sides. A standout coat in gingham and zigzag print bore red embellished waves, serving as introduction to the deep red hues on the following pieces. Another outerwear diamond had a fur trim top. The fluttering magical tone was perhaps captured best by the evening-wear Herrea sent out. Embellished with fluttering sequins, feathers and the gentlest curving hems, the fabrics shimmered and swayed.

Dennis Basso

In a mash-up of sophistication and earthy Bohemia, Dennis Basso referenced the jet-setting women of the ’70s. Opening with an ultra glamorous ensemble of shimmering gold gowns swathed in Basso’s signature furs, he moved on to slightly more toned down offerings, though by no means less luxurious, before amping it up again with grandiose ball-gowns.

Libertine

Life’s a party at Libertine, and it’s the candy-punk sort of party. Coats came embellished with a dizzying array of patches and letters. A subdued dark palette served as background to the explosion of multicolored sparkles.

Pamella Roland

Designer Pamella Roland wanted to offer something new this season, and that involved more casual and easily wearable pieces. A pantsuit split up the sides to the thigh looked young while remaining refined. The rich hues of the fabrics amped up the glam, while embellishments provided the extra oomph. Silhouettes reminisced of mod years, with several looks sporting particularly abbreviated hemlines.

Reem Acra

Leave it to Reem Acra to unveil the most poignantly captivating lineup. The romantic looks had a distinct hint of mystical aura: Velvet jackets embroidered with shimmering embellishments, high necklines suggestive of 16th century royalty and silhouettes that bring all the elements of historical significance into the modern day. A red and gold trimmed jacket with puffer sleeves looked like armor from the Renaissance, meanwhile a black leather jacket counterpart had fur shoulders to mimic the design but ground it to today’s chic requirements. The garb almost spelled out a new Ann Rice plotline, complete with glamorous vampires.

Tommy Hilfiger

Gotta give it to Tommy: He got the fashion crowd out on a football field! Sweatshirts came in fuzzy faux fur, while dresses flounced (they were cut up in strips). Color palette remained subdued, with burgundy as the primary hue.

Vivienne Tam

Sweet crochet lace details trimmed loose, Victorian inspired silhouettes on tapestry-like fabrics, intricately printed with flower and bird motifs. The mood slowly shifted from the garden sweetness in a more demure direction, producing leather and laser cut overlays. A quilted black dress held its shape despite movement, flouncing ever so slightly. That same shaped skirt paired with a loose sweater felt modern and easy.