BCBG MaxAzria showed us that neons are still important, sequins are still kicking, and asymetricality will be HUGE! Max can’t help but be influenced by some Herve Leger bondage inspiration, but we like the chance to by into the brand at the BCBG price point.
Elie Tahari knows how to dress the sophisticated, savvy gal without going overboard in bling. We salute you Elie, for even making light, baggy denim look chic and refined.
Monique L’Huillier was inspired by the Masia Warriors for this collection; only the talented Monique can take such a masculine theme and translate it to the most utterly elegant evening looks. Stay tuned for my exclusive interview with the designer!
Lorick: Abigail Lorick’s lovely presentation showed us that she can design for today, tomorrow, and practically all seasons with looks that translate to a variety of settings and ages. Very impressed – Lorick is here to stay!
Vena Cava: Why doesn’t want to be a Vena Cava girl with the subtle subversive theme of punk and grunge, complete with acid wash prints and oversized safety pin detailing.
Nicholas K/Whitney Eve/Mara Hoffman: What a terrific idea to cover 3 designers in one show under the tents! Although it did run alittle long, the three shows meshed well together, from Nicholas K’s girls that are not afraid to use masculine dressing to their advantage, the sugar and spice of Whitney Port’s collection Whitney Eve, and Mara Hoffman’s incredibly prints and artfully crafted silhouettes.
Ports 1961: this could very well be the best collection to date; Tia Cibani knew exactly what the real ladies wanted for spring, and delivered – from easy silhouettes to a light, breezy color palette.
Rosa Cha: kept it relatively simple this season with some colorblocking, incredibly lovely weaving, black and white stripes, some neon and mesh overlays.