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NYFW Fall/Winter 2016 Day 3

Lacoste was graphic, bold and ultra athletic with extremely interesting outerwear, functional details and impressive separates! As always the show was packed with top-tiers fashionistas and editors. It was a more dressed-up version of the dressy look with fabulous coats glossy dresses and coats for women in bright orange, shocking pink, yellow!

Suno was modern, artisanal, and chic, as most members of its cool attendee crowd would confirm. Incredible combos of brocades and other high-quality fabrics, speak of glamour that is wearable and eye-catching at the same time. Tartan was there, as well as amazing florals, and Asian-inspired imagery.

Lie Sangbong, the ultra famous Korean designer, who is getting established in New York too, sent down the runway, imaginative well-crafted looks inspired by post-WWII stylish women. The result was artsy luxe! Those colorful 70s-inspired patchwork fur jackets he created are true any-time stunners!

Song Jung Wan processed the impact of texture in the clothes, with intricate mixes of fur and wools in beautiful, mostly neutral tones! Glossy and sparkly bold details made the absolute contrast! It was definitely and unexpected blend of elements bringing together folk or tradition with ideas from the tech world we are experiencing right now. The black and white graphic pieces at the finale of the show are sure to be major street style staples next season!

Leanne Marshall was ultra feminine with a knack for color such as mustard and brick red, but also with many luscious black pieces for special occasions. You could see references to the bohemian look of the 70s in maxi flared dresses as well as Grecian-style drapery Valentinoesque lace-adorned silhouettes.

Kaelen who did a presentation at Pier59 was very much attention-grabbing with lovely motifs and easy-to-wear separates as well as layering of dresses over turtlenecks and pants.

Michele Helene showed a small collection full of interesting ideas and the setting decorated with oversized pipes further alluded to the chic urban dwellers she is designing for! Easy meets sexy and goes global. That’s the concept behind Michelle Helene, a new brand about to become every woman’s favorite line. The designer’s sculptural yet classic pieces tell a tale of finding your inner self while exploring the world at large. It’s not about wearing a costume; it’s about realizing who you are.

Monique Lhuillier was as always romantic with great knack for interesting colors and refined embellishments. What stood out were some strong dramatic pieces such as a red frilled dress that was a true eye-catcher. the execution is great, the fabrics are high-quality, and she gives a twist to what we are calling ultra glam eveningwear!


Elena Sendona

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