It heats our haute couture hearts, makes our stilettos stand taller and our smiles brighter than a Diane Von Furstenberg dress. It’s Fashion Week in NYC! This Superbowl of style kicked off Sept. 5 and continued with a week full of unforgettable fashion plays. Style mavens everywhere are now ready to breeze by winter altogether, and head straight to springtime style.
Memorable pieces gave us a peek at fashion trends to come, and jumpsuits were no exception. “Powdering your nose” becomes a chore, but this timeless, sleek, yet playful look will be a springtime wardrobe staple. Nanette Lepore and Catherine Malandrino made this look sleek and sexy with satin fabric. DKNY and Baby Phat showcased a more playful, casual side of this hot springtime look.
Springtime fashion is full bloom, with the return of floral prints. Lepore’s festive bright poppies stood out beautifully against ivory, turquoise, and green dresses. Thakoon Panichgul made a romantic red rose turn edgy by tying the flower in with bondage inspired pieces. Vivienne Tam’s captivating color combinations wowed the runways with lilac florals on fierce red fabrics.
Make an appointment with sparkle and shine this spring. The legendary Ralph Lauren added a bit of gold glam to casual cargo with sparkly cropped pants. Phillip Lim paired an up to date cropped jacket with a dazzling sequin dress reminiscent of old Hollywood. Matthew Williamson added a futuristic feel with a sequin mini with out of this world style.
Bright intricate designs inspired by India were prevalent throughout fashion week. Von Furstenberg added gorgeous headdresses full of feathers and florals to her” Rock Goddess” inspired looks. Her use of bright colors and intricate embellishments dazzled the runway. Anna Sui added bold beaded necklaces, and Milly may very well inspire Mahndi (Indian hand painting) with this gorgeous bright strapless dress.
Spring may be seem light years ahead, but New York Fashion week has done nothing less than inspire us and the gift of fashion to look forward to.
Photo: Courtesy of Matthew Williamson