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The first model turned the corner at Elene Cassis, and immediately set the tone for the entire show. She wore a simple, color blocked black and white slip dress – clean and accessible. The collection was all about the defined silhouette – fitted a-line dresses, skirts, vests, and cinched jackets dominated the show. The color palette was almost entirely black and white, but soon transitioned to a shimmering burgundy/maroon, which seems to be the “it” color for the fall 2011 season. It seemed as though Elene was targeting the refined, mature woman. The looks could be dressed up for a nice luncheon or dinner event, or kept casual for any office setting. There was one tan open jacket with a triangular pattern lining that caught my eye – chic and minimal. Her burgundy silk blouses moved with grace and elegance, adding a nice touch to any outfit.
LUBLU Kira Plastinina:
If any punk rocker wanted to revamp and refine her wardrobe, they should probably check out LUBLU‘s Fall 2011 presentation. Lots of leather, black, and sheer fabrics constructed in simple silhouettes and accessible outfits paved the way to a collection that took influence from a tough, but refined rocker. Pops of bright red served as a nice break from the constant flow of tan and black. Leather pants are here to stay, and LUBLU makes a statement that they can be chic on a daily basis. One piece in particular seemed right on trend – black sheer long sleeves combined with a cotton gray vneck – a nice tasteful use of black sheer that could add an edge to any casual outfit.