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Alexander Wang Mere seconds after the overheads dimmed toward the end of the show and the black lights switched on to reveal that the models' white clothes glowed an electric shade of yellow, Twitterers took to their iPhones to share their pictures. Wang is just about as It as you can get in New York fashion at the moment, and he delivered on his reputation, sending out a focused Spring collection that put his strong, singular vision on display. A powerful PERFORMANCE it is!
BCBG Max Azria Lengths were relatively long, even where they were sliced into high slits; the interplay of sheers and embroidery let snips of bare flesh show through. Those dresses themselves, fluttering and ethereal, some sporting cape backs and leather details, should be RECOGNIZABLE to BCBG's cadre of fans. The workwear element introduced by chambray blouses and oversize jackets in silk cotton canvas, less so, even if fashion watchers may sniff references to other collections.
LOUISE GOLDIN The collection itself has a certain clinical space age sporty vibe. In a color palette of sandy gold, teal and crisp white, the designer played with layers of color blocking in easy knit pieces that looked like you could just slip them on and walk out the door.
LACOSTE From what showed up on the runway it seemed like Felipe Oliveira Baptista took real pleasure in playing with those prints. So to a thumping backbeat of tennis balls being thwack across a court, he showed a series of clever repetitive prints. Full cut trousers, oversized t-shirts, and that perennial urban favorite- the jogging suit- all made their way down the pristine white catwalk.It’s a testament to Baptista’s talent that he was even able to make fanny packs look stylish. This collection was a SERIOUS love match.
THOM BROWNE In a Fashion Week where multiple designers’ shows are often double—or triple—booked every hour on the hour, how does one STAND out? Just ask Thom Browne.
And water runs downstream. His spring women’s show, held at the New York Public Library, was not only a continuation of the men’s show he staged in Paris, but true performance art. “Thom needs a museum show,” was the comment heard from more than one guest.
Ralph Lauren All the elements were there—beaded boleros, organza vests with gold embroidery and embellished jodhpur pants, festive fedoras, colorful silk scarves worn around the necks and even a rose on the hip.
Jeremy Scott One NEVER really knows what to expect at a Jeremy Scott show. Superb as it has always been.
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