Another great fashion week is coming to a close and this week brought much hype and excitement for the fall season, which if you don't know is the most crucial season for a designer's career. It was an honor watching veteran designers return with soon to be legendary design and fresh faced designers and watching them make a momentuous move in their careers. I am very proud of all that showcased because fashion week is the creme de la crop of the designers.
From the romanctic storyline of Caroline Herrera to the innovative minds of Nicholas K, this show presented back to basic trends of nude matte makeup with dark pallette fabrics. We also saw textures played with such as loose chffons mixed with tough leathers. Maxi dresses seem to be coming back and color locking is still as strong as ever! Of course with fall comes the nude palletes mixed with dark hues such as Navy and Charcoal. Some pieces of gold were here and there to help embellish some of the more basic pieces. We also saw some menswear inspired womens wear go down the runway, such as high waisted pants and tailored blazors.
As some would say, to keep the best for last and with a fair adeu, is Ralphn Lauren and finishing off this week is Calvin Klein.
Ralph Lauren, as we know, is famous for his equestrian/ prep school inspired looks from khakis, high knee boots, and Lauren cannot be thought of without a chic polo coming to mind. His show feautured as I would put it, a "best of" feel to it. Everything had that signiture fitted tailor from the gowns to the mid calf length pants. The gowns were very basic, with dark hues and staright hem lines. Lauren added a splash of color with two fuschia colored gowns, (which fuschia has been suprisingly prominent this season for a fall color). With the dark gowns, he added splashes of gold to added a pop of color. This then transitioned to fiited jumpsuits, and work wear such as tailored mid calf pants, embellished cardigans and blazers, peacoats tied at the waist, pant suits and top hats to play along with the menswear feel. Another trend that I have spotted is the dresses with a basic front with a, open and intricatelly embellished back. This is a cool way to grab the audience's attention if they aren't already enthused about the show. I also saw at least two velvet pieces which could mean that velvet couture is making a promising comeback.
courtesy photo: http://www.gettyimages.com/ I'm love the egyptian goddess feel to this gown. The color is extraordinary and with the conservative design that less is more. The nude makeup is a fall trend for this year with the slicked back hair, and theres no reason for accessories thanks to the fabric.
courtesy photo:www.gettyimages.com Love the "Great Gatsby" feel to this outfit. And another promise that fuschia will be the go-to color this fall and genius using the splashes of color to accent the outfit. This also shows off lauren Genuis Tailoring with the pencil skirt and the fitted to a "T" blazer.
courtesy photo: www. gettyimages.com Take a tip from Holly Golightly that the little black dress never goes out of style. sweet heart neckline is perfect for any bust line because it shows just the right amount of cleavage. The choker is daring, but a good acessory because it shows off the neckline and doesn't compete with the dresse's bustline. This is a very good example of a simple yet sophisticated look.
courtesy photo: http://www.gettyimages.com/ I get a feel that Lauren was paying homage to MarilynMonroe's "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" with the mid arm length gloves,fuschia strapless gown and diamond choker. A very timeless piece that was moderinzed and a great look for a formal charity event or other black tie organza.