Do you need a little escapism now that you’re back at your cubicle after a long weekend binging on House of Cards? I thought so. Check out my favorite New York Fashion Week looks from last week’s shows.
Above: Prabal Gurung gave a breathtaking masterclass in layering textures. I constantly refer to these photos when seeking sartorial inspiration on the snowy, cold days that now dominate New York City.
Above: Naeem Khan’s glamorous, red-carpet ready collection stunned with its intricate beadwork. I could easily see any number of celebrities in all of the dresses above.
Above: Delpozo always crafts the most delicate, ladylike looks in spectacular colors. This collection was no exception.
Above: Ralph Lauren’s timeless elegance in simple cuts and silhouettes proved to be a winner yet again. I’m hoping to emulate these looks with some H & M and J.Crew magic.
Above: Most well-known for her tribal swimwear designs, Mara Hoffman magically translated her tropical, it-girl vibe to a refreshing fall collection that went heavy on the resort wear aesthetic. In my fantasies, I’ll throw this entire collection in a suitcase and hop on my Bora Bora-bound private jet until spring arrives in the City.
Above: I loved Tibi’s chic, Korean-inspired layering, packaged in extremely accessible looks.
Above: Marchesa’s jeweled, wispy collection included unique renditions of classic gowns. The floral bead detailing and draping won my heart, and I wouldn’t be shocked to see any of these looks on the Oscar red carpet.
Above: Michael Kors proves yet again that he knows exactly what women want. His extremely accessible looks infused with incredible juxtapositions of textures translated into ensembles that I wanted to purchase directly off the runway.
Above: Jenny Packham’s show featured an array of diaphanous gowns and evening wear in striking hues and sumptuous fabrics. I especially love her casual pairing of a sweatshirt and beaded skirt and couldn’t resist the beautifully-cut one-shoulder black dress. My favorite piece was an exquisite, delicate sequined gown that recalled the glamour of old Hollywood, and could easily work on the red carpet or as a wedding gown.
Above & Below: Zac Posen’s scaled-back show aimed to emphasize his returned focus to basics. His gamble paid off: the stunning gowns were the stuff of fairy tales and unique, flattering cuts of the daytime sheaths were made for a modern-day Joan Holloway. I expect to see these gowns at the Oscars and on every 2014 red carpet thereafter.
All photos courtesy of Style.com