Here we are at the end of Fashion Week, and the last day has provided us with some parting shots that certainly don't disappoint. From classic glamour at Ralph Lauren to dyed poodles at Isaac Mizrahi, the final day was certainly a memorable one.
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.
As always, NYFW draws a crowd — a celebrity crowd, to be exact. And, as they gather in NYC, the celebs showing up front row provide stylish inspiration of their own. This season, we spied the gorgeous Olivia Palermo making her way around Lincoln Center in leather, Kirsten Dunst looking quirky-cute — and perfectly appropriate at Rodarte, Blake Lively looking glam, and so many more showing off their fashion sense throughout the week. Click through for the celebrity style moments that caught my eye.
With the last day of Fashion Week now behind us, there's still a lot to digest in the way of style. And since so much of the looks we love were spotted on the street, we're wrapping up NYFW with another look at the fabulous street styled crew who flocked to Lincoln Center. Among the crowd, Olivia makes a fashionable stop outside the tents, Kelly Rutherford hurries by in a printed frock, and Emmanuelle Alt bundles up in a superchic coat. Click through for a glimpse at their looks — plus the rest of the Fashion Week-ready ensembles that caught our attention on the streets.
Photos courtesy of Greg Kessler
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.
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!