For Fall 2011, Ralph Lauren brought in a little East to mix in with his signature Western sartorial spirit. Kimono-style dresses, Chinoiserie smoking jackets, and embroidered wraps and coats were all accented by jade and crimson jewelry, and the slick red, green, and jet black palette underscored the Far East theme. Yet, that wasn’t the only inspiration; Paris (perhaps by way of Shanghai) slipped in via an Art Deco-esque dress and felted cloche combo, and with a sexy pin-striped suit topped off with an opulent fur stole. To see all the playfully seductive ensembles, watch our runway coverage now!
Monique Lhuillier, a go-to designer for wedding and red-carpet gowns, has a huge celebrity following and counts Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, and Mila Kunis as fans. Her recent collection at Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week showcased a number of wonderfully feminine dresses cinched at the waist with bow-tie belts and infused with a romantic, Old Hollywood vibe. Watch our runway video to see all the swoon-worthy frocks!
Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet revealed her new Fall 2011 collection at New York Fashion Week, showcasing an uptown vibe with a bit of downtown edge. Her signature cocktail dresses were on full display, along with a move toward more sophisticated separates. Returning to her roots of designing the perfect pair of pants, Bendet has her girl dressed to impress in knits and trousers for the next fashion season. Check out our video for more from the presentation and a one-on-one interview with the designer right here on FabSugarTV!
London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2009.