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The Show: Ralph Rucci Fall 2013
The Theme: Futuristic luxury
The Color Palette: Black accented by purple, pink, and yellow
Best Look/Collection’s Signature Standout Piece: Ralph Rucci’s most recent collection continues to prove that he is a, if not THE master of his craft. Rucci demonstrated his penchant towards the finer things in life with looks made of luxurious fabrics such as cashmere, lace, and silk combined with leather, sable and feather coats. Another major focus of the collection was the use of vibrant colors, especially shades of violet that were featured in everything from cashmere suits to shimmering pajama bottom pants. A silk violet dress that was overlayed with black lace combined with a glistening black fur coat epitomized the inherent luxury of the whole collection.
The theme: Metallic Eveningwear
The color palette: Black, gold, and silver; blue, pink, purple, and red
Best/Collection’s Signature Standout Look: For those fall/winter night outings, Joanna Mastroianni sincerely wanted the women who wear her clothes to be spotted easily in a crowd with her bright and glistening lineup of dresses and separates. The collection included a mixture of metallic dresses in bright pops of pink, purple, or red and gowns with fun details such as a fringed skirt or a jeweled collar paired with feathered coats. Sheer chiffon sleeves and collars were added to a few of the dresses for a look that allowed the silhouettes to err on the side of conservative while still showing off a bit of skin.