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NYFW: Naeem Khan SS/15

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NEW YORK, NY  September 16, 2014

Khan’s color choices are never boring. Floor sweeping gowns in emerald green, 18k gold, scarlet red, dreamy ivory, and more, are delivered with many different variations from one-shoulder to strapless, cap sleeves and three-quarter. Dresses fit breezily while keeping the figure on full display behind silk organza, and layers of sheer mesh. Sharp, fitted blazers trimmed in silk lapels are paired with long evening wear, perfect for those ladies that balk at sleeves, opting for that editor’s style jacket look instead. Beadwork usually makes a memorable appearance in each Khan collection, and this one is no exception. The designer was inspired by the glamorous disco era of the late-70s/early-80s when he created his showstopping finale look–a crystal beaded white jumpsuit with a plunging neckline and matching little plume-feathered capelet. Talk about ending on a high note.

 

NYFW: Cynthia Rowley SS/15

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NEW YORK, NY September 16, 2014

Cynthia Rowley has always blurred the lines between active and ready-to-wear with her various collections, and this season she offers an impressive collocation once again. For her spring/summer 2015 collection, the designer focused on making fitness pretty, rather than making pretty sportswear.

What Rowley gives us with her RTW collection are lovely little frocks and separates built perfectly for the spring season. Roomy trapeze dresses are swingy and fun with white backdrops and thick black straps, featuring the look of a painted bloom and touches of gold. The 60s come alive with bell-bottomed trousers and matching long, bell-shaped tops. Flowing wrap skirts are paired with boxy blouses, and mini dresses are embroidered and sweetly pieced together in eye-popping shades of coral. For Rowley’s activewear line, black wide-legged pants feature side seam racing stripes in red and white, and carries over to boxy mini dresses in contrasting pale pink.

 

NYFW: DELPOZO SS/15

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NEW YORK, NY September 16, 2014

Josep Font debuted his spring/summer 2015 collection during New York Fashion Week with exquisite results. It’s really no wonder Font created such a visually impressive display of ready-to-wear considering his intimidating roster of inspiration, from Josef Alber’s Interaction of Color, to Nils-Udo’s land art. Font is now a serious fashion force to be reckoned with.

DELPOZO is all about the details. Shirt collars and sleeve cuffs are precisely and sharply executed on supremely fit, boxy blouses. Ankle-length skirts fall pristinely A-line and appear as though they were custom made for the body they cover. Crocheted crop tops aren’t the least bit daring but rather, wearable pieces of art. Mini-skirts are perfected with layers of uniform fabric depicting quaint little rows of artful bows. It would be the utmost tragedy to not mention his finale piece–a most radiant evening frock with layers of bronze and sea foam tulle with spots of delicate beading. There wasn’t an idle hand in the house as this look swept the stage.

 

NYFW: J. MENDEL SS/15

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NEW YORK, NY September 13, 2014

J. Mendel produced a vibrant collection during New York Fashion Week, full of visual thrills that were a bit of a surprise from the designer. Mendel collaborated with artist Enoc Perez for his spring/summer 2015 line to recreate the artist’s paintings of architectural structures through fashion. Colors and prints were a solid representation of Perez, so one can imagine it was only natural for these two minds to intercept.

Prints of large multi-windowed buildings are used throughout the collection on both evening and ready-to-wear. The color palette is a vivid array of energetic hues from orange red to bright turquoise, shimmery silver to dark black. Perez has often incorporated collage into his works of art and Mendel follows suit by dissecting solids and prints into strips, then piecing them back together in a mix to create abstract dresses and miniskirts. We love what he did with a strapless leather jumpsuit in support of this theme. For eveningwear, Mendel shifts his intentions towards more streamlined silhouettes, invoking lean architectural lines and columns.

 

NYFW: MONIQUE LHUILLIER SS/15

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One single word played over and over in our minds as each look floated down the garden-like runway at Monique Lhuillier’s show: lovely. Every single confection is undoubtedly so. The designer was inspired by the first few moments of sunrise, when the pinkish-golden light starts to saturate the world it touches. She took us there. Lhuillier brought her dreamscapes to life for her spring/summer 2015, and we are so happy she did.

As if borrowed directly from the palette of a Degas, pastel shades in a sunrise sky and metallic reflections in hues of soft pink, sky blue, lavender, mint, and pale yellow are primary. Silhouettes are full of volume and delicate design accents with layered organza peplums, structured full skirts, and exaggerated sleeves create visual indulgence. The designer includes a few notable modern elements to this collection with noir coated mesh, laminated lace, and shimmering embroidery. Gowns have an ease about them while still remaining fresh, with intricate details, and hemlines that weren’t favorable to one particular length.

Every look was as lovely as its predecessor, but there is one gown that we are still dreaming about: The iridescent rose lame’ strapless tea length dress with full skirt. Talk about swoon-worthy. It’s everything we love about the 80s but oh, so much more chic.

 

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