New York Fashion Week Recap

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.  

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