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Posts for February 17th 2011
For Fall 2011, Calvin Klein stuck with the minimalist trend and offered a wide range of unfussy–borderline sterile—pieces including pantsuits, skirt suits, shift dresses, and architectural coats in monochromatic, neutral tones. Luxe additions like a fur-trim here or a satin sheen there offered textural intrigue, while the occasional play on proportions served to mix it up as well. As for footwear, well, it was strictly relegated to platform loafers or wedges with a dyed-to-match vibe. To check out all the streamlined ensembles watch out our runway coverage now!
For the eighth and final day of Fashion Week, we're eying glam, red-carpet worthy gowns, edgy cool separates, and leather — lots of leather. We get a dose of ladylike dressing in candy-colors from Isaac Mizrahi, minimalist-perfection from Calvin, and evening gowns begging for a turn at the Oscars, courtesy of Ralph Lauren. Click through to see the looks topping my list as NYFW comes to a close.
With Kate Bosworth, Kerry Washington, and Zoe Saldana suited up in the label's signature minimalism, Calvin Klein's Fall '11 spoke to that quintessentially-Calvin aesthetic in easy A-line shifts and subtle metallics. Where Francisco Costa embraces texture or embellishment, it's always simply delivered, understated on swingy black sheath, or full, classic coat. Then, you catch yourself staring at the shoes — chunkier platforms in the form of ankle-strap sandals and heels. It's the restrained, perfectly-refined minimalist look at the world that we've come to know and crave from Costa.
- Trends: Minimalism, furry, fuzzy texture, metallics.
- Colors: Black, gray, white, beigey neutrals.
- Key Looks: A full, fuzzy beige coat; a subtle, gold metallic shift and clunky ankle-strap platforms.
- Accessories: Clunky-soled platform heels.
- Who Would Wear It: Kate Bosworth; confident girls who stick to the minimalist code.
Nicole Richie sported an edgy workout ensemble while leaving the gym in LA. Her "addicted to love" Chaser tee, Nike combat capris, and running shoes say serious sweat session, while her studded Simon Collection jacket, matching leather Givenchy bag, and Thierry Lasry sunglasses add a touch of flair. Shop now for Nicole's exact bag and capris with other like items.
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!
Olivia Palermo looked amazing at the Fall 2011 Marchesa presentation in NYC. She did an extraordinary job combining different textures and fabrics — a leather Vince shell top, pleated print skirt by Marios, fringe Christian Louboutin pumps, and an oversize blazer by Alexander Wang. If you are lusting Ms. Palermo's enviable ensemble, shop now to get her exact look.
Finally, a glimpse at Kate Bosworth, Kerry Washington, and Zoe Saldana at Fashion Week. These three Fab favorites emerged at one of the week's final shows, popping up at Calvin Klein's Fall runway. Of course, each opted to honor Francisco Costa in one of the designer's minimalist looks: Kerry in a cobalt sheath and ankle-strap pumps, Zoe in a tunic-style black dress and peep-toes, and Kate going short in a bright, orange shift with wedge booties. There's not a look here we don't like, but we want to know — who wins the Calvin Klein battle?
You know it's going to be a good time at the show when a) you're greeted by a cute waiter offering slices of chocolate cake, and b) among the show notes, it credits "Dog Grooming: The Salty Paw." This is the world of Isaac, man of endless charisma and good humor, who can present zippy, fresh womenswear with a wink and a little dose of kitsch. First, a word on colors: candy pink, lavender, citrus orange, and sky blue dominated, along with two oversized floral prints. Now the dogs: mini poodles literally wore a technicolor coat, dyed to match their model masters. If you could tear your eyes away from the entertaining spectacle, you could enjoy the clothes, which were fresh and a bit retro, referencing a halcyon world of ladies who lunch with their dogs by their feet and have glamorous events by night. The highlights — a citrus dress with a slim black v-neck and a seafoam green maxi skirt under a long black turtleneck sweater — showed Isaac's knack for mixing fancy and casual. Ice skater Johnny Weir, watching from the front row while draped in a seafoam green fur jacket and jeans, looked like he had gotten just that kind of styling lesson from Isaac.
- Trends: Floral prints, maxi skirts, candy color, retro femininity.
- Colors: Pink, lavender, sky blue, citrus, black, gray.
- Key Looks: A black turtleneck sweater layered over a seafoam green skirt.
- Accessories: Dyed-to-match poodles — not seriously, of course.
- Who Would Wear It: While we love Johnny Weir, we think young celebs like Emma Roberts should embrace Isaac's gowns for the red carpet.
This Fall marked Michael Kors's 30th year in the fashion industry, and he celebrated by turning out a collection filled with all the sleek, wearable glamour that's made him famous. Filled with slinky dresses, perfectly tailored pantsuits, and gorgeous coats you'll wear for life, the collection was spot-on for the modern woman who loves her slinky silk jersey and the occasional fox fur. The ensembles were mostly monochromatic, constructed in shades of gray, plum, mauve, and tan, and we love the subtle sartorial nods to the '70s, '80s, and '90s. To see all the luxe looks, watch our runway coverage now!