Gwen Stefani's latest L.A.M.B. collection made for a big Fashion Week finale last night in New York City. Gwen was joined by Kingston on the runway, and the mother and son closed the show hand in hand.
Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. show at Lincoln Center's Theater, highlighting her Fall collection, was divided into six themes. With punches of bright colors like orange and red and her signature plaids weaved into military and rasta-inspired ensembles, the looks were a sight to see. Watch the full runway footage now!
Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. shows are always part fashion event and part fan gathering, and last night's was no exception. Hundreds of Gwen devotees packed into Lincoln Center's Theater to see her Fall collection, which was divided into six themes. The action started with billowing smoke and an Apocalypse Now-esque war montage displayed on an enormous screen. The first batch of clothes was clearly military-inspired, with jackets and trousers in olive greens and tans. Next up were ensembles that took clear influence from Rastas, London, the outdoors, mod culture, and glamour. Before sending her models down the runway, Gwen spoke about the varied looks. She said, "Whether it be from me being like a little bit of an English girl, like a little bit of a Rasta girl, a little bit of an Orange County girl, it's like always those same things that come through in the clothes . . . It's just defining yourself through the people that you love growing up." Gwen created her own persona from a variety of sources, and that certainly came through in her latest design efforts.
- Trends: Plaids, draping, layering.
- Colors: Orange! Red! Black!
- Key Looks: A floor-length Navajo-print evening gown with amazing back details.
- Accessories: Aviators, Rasta hats, silk scarves.
- Who Would Wear It: Fans of Gwen, Harajuku Girls, those unafraid of bold colors and prints.
>> Now that Fall 2011 NYFW has come to an end, let's zoom in on some of the fine details. First up on our list of must-haves are shoes: bohemian boots from Rodarte; shiny red oxford pumps from Alexander Wang; thigh-highs from Rag & Bone; a multi-colored woven confection from Proenza Schouler . . . and a couple more of our favorites in the slideshow!
The product of Italian designer Domenico Vacca's wife Julie, Vacca debuted for Fall an artful, richly textured collection of separates designated for a young, modern woman. The silhouettes were indeed of the moment: sleeveless jackets, slouchy skinny pants, and oversized jackets, but the witty styling is what gave the collection power. Leg-hugging pants were paired with a white tunic and boxy gray jacket; a printed tunic with floor-skimming tails lent a sense of exotic chic to a fitted blazer. The fabrics and details, including velvet, leather and ruching, were a reminder that this line belongs to the house of Domenico Vacca. Overall it was an impressively sartorial showing that gave its established luxury brand background a modern dose of freshness.
- Trends: Layering, tunics, cropped trousers, velvet.
- Colors: Red, gray, cream, gray.
- Key Looks: A red velvet dress with fitted jacket, the printed tunics with jackets and pants.
- Accessories: Sexy open-toe wedge heels.
- Who Would Wear It: The woman who takes a thoughtful approach to fashion and plays with proportion.
With the Oscars only six days away, it seems like an opportune time to see Naeem Kahn's Fall collection. Known for his couture gowns that have graced countless red carpets, Naeem knows how to make something ultra special, via luxurious materials and painstaking tailoring. Take your pick: there were sleek, slim silk dresses with beading, fanciful full-skirted gowns, one with a dramatic feathered bodice, romantic oversized floral prints, deco-inspired beading, patent cutout flowers. It was a feast for the eyes, and we can't help but hedge bets on who will be wearing what.
- Trends: Draping, sleek silhouettes, beading, cutouts.
- Colors: Red, navy, black, white, pale green, cream.
- Key Looks: The ostrich feather pieces and a pale green halter dress.
- Accessories: Dangly pendant earrings, cocktail rings.
- Who Would Wear It: Red-carpet stars, socialites, or a woman in need of whole-nine-yards gorgeousness.