Marchesa wows at New York Fashion Week

Marchesa wows at New York Fashion Week
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Michael Kors, J. Mendel, Marchesa and Proenza Schouler make for a wow-worthy day at New York Fashion Week

Michael Kors kicked things off on day 8 of New York Fashion Week with Rachel Zoe, J. Mendel, Marchesa and Proenza Schouler presenting their Spring Summer 2013 collections, too.

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US icon Michael Kors coined the phrase “geometric glamour” to describe his 60s-inspired, stripe-filled collection, and with block colour, clean lines and shift shapes it felt entirely apt. Rachel Zoe then took a 70s slant on things with a line up of Bermuda shorts, flares and laid-back maxis topped off with wide-brim hats that could have been borrowed from the designer’s own wardrobe.

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At J. Mendel front-rowers were treated to dreamy dresses in magenta chiffon prints, stunning teals and meadow-like silks that are prepped and ready for the red carpet. Meanwhile, New York favourite Michelle Smith sorted every stylista’s daily wardrobe with a mix of figure-hugging frocks, bomber jackets and cropped trews in her Milly collection. Coming to a screen near you on Gossip Girl!

Stripping things back to sheer simplicity, Reed Krakoff christened his collection with the words “warm minimalism”. Honey tones were punctuated with sheer black panels that allowed tanned skin to peep through and a flame red finish was met with front row delight.

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The day after news that Marchesa had dressed Blake Lively for her wedding dropped, designer duo Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig presented a collection that shimmered, sparkled and shone. Red carpet dresses were accompanied on the catwalk by crystal-embellished, Indian-inspired Capri pant and tunic pairings that are sure to be popular among the A-listers.

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And Proenza Shouler brought a day of fashion to a close putting patchworked python print, sleeveless dresses and vest tops on the catwalk. Experimental shapes and inventive materials had the front row wanting to reach out and touch the collection!

But it’s still not over! Industry heavyweights Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein are yet to come…

By Sarah Smith

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