NEW YORK FASHION WEEK F/W’2015: DAY 8
It’s been a week since the fashion frenzy at NYC began. From Michael Kor’s fur fantasy, Leanne Marshall’s risqué yet gorgeous gowns, Erin Fetherston’s floral frenzy to Boss’s sleek and industrial looks, Day 8 was indeed a spectacular affair where designers showcased a range of aesthetics.
Michael Kors: The collection saw an abundance of exotic furs incorporated in wintry silhouettes. It would be a fur fanatic’s ultimate dream to have her hands on those ultra-cozy and soft coats, stoles and trench coats lined with fur linings. The colour palate was limited to camel, mustard yellow, brown, black, teal and silver. Michael Kors played with traditional winter outfits but presented a modern spin on the classics with luxurious fur. Some of the outfits that really stood out were Kendal Jenner’s teal furcoat, Karlie Kloss’s enviable metallic embellished gown. The makeup was neutral with naturally done hair.
Bibhu Mohapatra: The Indian-origin designer showcased a multitude of gowns and eveningwear ensembles that seemed perfect for red carpet events. There were reds, whites, mustard black, splashes of blue and silver on the runway. The trend that really stood out in this collection was the display of Capes, currently trending this autumn/winter season. There were touches of winter exotics like fur coats and feathers. Sleek and fitted colour-blocked dresses, flowing chiffon gowns in rich tones, feathered skirts covered his brilliantly executed collection.
Leanne Marshall: The American designer showcased a risqué collection that possessed femininity and grace. Women strutted the ramp with dramatic eye makeup, raccoon-eyes as though weeping in sorrow. Their heads were decked in olive wreath bands. The bold designer showcased highly sheer bias-cut gowns in shades of black, white, midnight-blue, red and rust. With feminine curves all on display, the collection possessed raw beauty of the female body. Beneath all the sheer were embellished undergarments complementing the gowns. The collection had an ethereal appeal, as garments fit for Aphrodite descended on the runway.
Erin Fetherston: The collection showcased by this particular just proved on the runway that floral prints need not always be meant for summer. It featured colours like the classic black and white, deep red, bright yellow and teal on rich smooth fabrics with a sense of oriental appeal. The floral fantasy shone in outfits like a poncho with 3 D flowers, a sheer skirt, babydoll skirts and dresses. Also inspired by the classics, she showcased a floral print silk dress with wing-tip collars and sheer sleeves. The looks were accessorized with strappy sandals.
Michael America: The collection showcased some stunning pieces that took you back to the vintage days but with a modern vibe to it. From a metallic floor length pleated floral gown, a button-down short dress with a peter-pan collar to a leather-esqe jacket with shawl lapel and matching pants, the garments showcased were a throwback to the previous decades of popular fashion.
Boss: The collection by Jason Wu showcased a sleek, sharp and precise look with metallic undertones. The colour-scheme was restricted to grey, blue, tangerine and black. Form fitted dresses in solid colours, a strapless dress with matching leather gloves and boots, a striped double-breasted jacket with knee-length skirt were were some of the looks showcased by the new designer who took over the label a year ago. The hemlines displayed a subtle hint of the 1940s around the time of the Industrial Revolution.
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