I love the mixture of pastels and lace w this angel sleeve dress. I paired it with fun sunglasses & Kent Stetson chain reaction handbag.
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By: Kaleigh Guay, Elizabeth McLaughlin & Pakou Lee
Attending the Style Fashion Week is always a treat. I had a fascinating time being here again. There were so many exquisite designers that showcased. Overall I notice many trends that recurred. For this season sets, head accessories matching the garment (in the same fabric), black and white and voluminous skirts inspired many designers.
Bentley and Lace By Elizabeth Copeland
Tulle, taffeta, fur and other fabrics creates the voluminous feathered aesthetic, carried out through the collection. The texture of the first look’s skirt is reminiscent of the coral reef. The front bodice continues to channels the ocean by referring to barnacles. Each component of the next look represent life, specifically the life of organisms, plants and animals. The bodice brocade, adorned with printed flowers, is paired with three-dimensional sleeves reminiscent of marine life. More apparent to the theme is a soft fur skirt, completing the look. The mix of hard and soft surfaces balances the collection creating enthusiasm to the audience.
There is a new meaning to matching sets. Suede jackets, skirts, shoes and handbags strutted the runway in neutrals, pink and cobalt blue. Biker chic meets western cowgirl with a particular seductive demeanor. My two favorite looks embodied strong individual women, who could wear this ensemble to the office, or for a night ride on a harley. I appreciate the designer marketing to consumers, you can create any vision you desire with any blouse you prefer.
Janay Dean Designs
The pairing of black and white has been a returning trend, evening wear is no exception. There were two dresses in particular that I loved. Refreshing the tradition of the LBD by added pearl embellishments, is classy. Rhinestones, rather than pearls would have not created the same reaction. The second piece is a bit more daring. The illusion of the printed bodice woven into the tulle skirt is impeccable. I had to give this piece a second look. Does it come in a women’s size?
This beautiful bridal collection catered to any bride, gowns graced the runway in every style. My two favorites were fun and classic. For the edgy, untraditional bride who still wants to look gorgeous opt for this above knee silhouette with sheer bodice. The fabric flowers were placed accordingly to give the feel of romance and temptation. If you are a more conservative bride who wants to make a statement, go with this sheath, long sleeve dress. The collar and cuff jewelry accent the fresh elegance motif.
Yumi Katsura Couture Installation
This installation showcased eight gowns create with a combination of textiles and unconventional materials. The collection was inspired by the upcoming theme of the Met Ball, Manus vs Machine. My two favorite looks were the Ocavia Dress and the Butterfly Dress. The Ocavia Dress was gladiator inspired and made of heavy metal. This roman inspired dress incorporated a copper colored metal war skirt and gladiator styled sandals. The curator guide explained the stunning butterfly dress was made out of 50,000 fish scales. During the process of constructing the 1,000 butterflies the fish scales were cleaned, deodorized and colored. Looking at these dresses showcased on the mannequins, it is unreal to think these pieces have walked runway.
For David Tupaz breaking all the rules in fashion is of no concern. Brown and black ensembles graced the runway, two colors you normally wouldn’t see complementing each other. The first look I enjoyed was a black and white dress that mixed herringbone and stripe prints. Most would be skeptical of pairing the two knits, they could appear “too busy,” This dress is strong because both prints are incorporated in the bodice, head region. A defined waistline and one print below the waistline create harmony in the piece.
Many textures and colors are incorporated in the next look. Every shade of a sandstorm is characterized in this outfit. The hint of gold filament and shimmer give the brown palette a luxurious lift. With all this color, the matching foil fabric hair bow headpiece and jacket bring together this look. Shimmer can now be in your office day look.
Influence by an Indonesian background is shown, through the variety of embellished and embroidered cocktail dresses and gowns. The three apparent categories represented are movement, Indonesian inspired tunics and embellished fitted gowns. Movement is made possible through multiple sheer and solid layers. The vivid pink dress drapes tastefully.
The beautiful pale pink tunic pays respect to Indonesian culture. The peasant top neckline accompanied with intricate embroidered trim attracts the eye without luster. Incorporating the long bishop sleeve completes the look and creates a more authentic feel.
The white structured gown gratifies a western style, being sleeveless and embellished with rhinestones. Angsana provides multiple looks to diverse clienteles. This collection affords an easy transformation for clients who love to dazzle and want to try a new silhouette.
Yeroc By Corey Woods
If you are looking to make a statement with the hottest shades, look no further. Yeroc shares the runway with stylist @jenabrammsstyle. The white clothing tells a story of men and women in a warm climate and staying stylish in a tundra. Whether it’s hot or cold you can keep the heat with Yerise various collection of eyewear. A few of my favorites included the cat eye and semi-rimless shades.