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New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015 Day 5

Monday was all about luxe, charm, and functionality! Most of shows had incorporated some evening gowns, some fur and some very sexy details to their collections!

At Taoray Wang – who is an exceptional talent – we saw a continuation of the structural miracles from the previous collection and a witty mix of sleekness and playfulness. I loved the camo effect on some parka’s fur lining, the oversized polka dots, and generally the way the designer makes a polished look seem edgier! The palette mainly included kakis, greys and whites, as well as pastels. Outwear was amazing, sometimes roomy and other times fitted. The simple white evening gown at the finale can be very flattering to lots of women! She nailed it!

At Angel Sanchez I was captivated by the killer golden block-heels combined with luscious evening gowns and cocktails dresses in red, black, gold and other impactful colors. One could detect lots of structure juxtaposing fluidity, and an interpretation of luxury that gets modern and urban. It’s glamour for the busy ladies!

Dennis Basso was the epitome of luxury with some impressive chinchilla, sable, and fox pieces, parading in front of us along with precious evening gowns. It was a textural feast for old money but also classical silhouettes infused with latest techniques and rich colors. Old-school glamour is never a bad thing and it’s eternally coveted!

At Ready To Fish by Ilja we came down to wearables but at the same time not the usual basics everybody has in their wardrobe. Beautiful geo motifs on knitwear, and incredible outerwear stood out. It was northern European aesthetics that can be applicable to other continents as well!

Then Pamella Roland was an explosion of sophisticated sensuality and femininity with high slits on the dresses and over-the-knee boots. Smart strapping and cut-outs were sexy and chic while the palette included some attention-grabbing shades of blue and red, along with sparkle and shine. I loved the ethereal evening gowns but also the cocktail dresses and the separates she presented!

At Vivienne Tam I was seduced by the magical blend of Chinese tradition, urban style, hand-crafted and tech materials that meant evolution. The cultural symbols were not literal, and that gave us the idea of creativity and avant-gardeness. Lace over techno-mesh, lots of red and black, some subtle plaids (loved the wide-leg pants with this motif), silver, gold and sequins, as well as menswear elements constituted a wearable fantasy with a global perspective!

At the final show of the day – Oudifu – I encountered some important luxe wearables featuring again reworked Chinese elements on tech fabrics such as rubberized knits and modern quilting. Roomy silhouettes smartly designed for all body types, as well as a palette that basically included neutrals (white, grey, black) spiced up with yellow, light blue, and burgundy red, supported the vision for hipster coziness! The mammoth print was equally impressive to some accessories (brightly-hued shoes, perforated backpacks with heart-shaped patterns, and statement necklaces). I could also call it ‘Cocoon Futurism!

After the shows, I chilled out with some friends, margaritas and bites at Cosme nouveau Mexican restaurant! It was such a treat!

Stay tuned for more coveted shows! Love You All!!!

Elena Sendona

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