AW11: Best of New York Fashion Week

February 28, 2011

Daily Digest

AW11: Best of New York Fashion Week

Pictured left to right: Alexander Wang, LWren Scott (purple dress), Michael Kors (gold dress) Prabel Gurung (red dress)

We haven’t forgotten you New York! Here’s a belated roundup of the best of New York Fashion Week by WSW contributor, Jennifer Ennis.

New York kicked off the A/W 2011 season with a glamourous, sophisticated affair. Fabrics were chiffon, satin and cashmere; colours were black, camel and browns. Oh and there was a million red dresses! 

Alexander Wang

No stranger to New York Fashion Week now, Wang continued his rise as one of the most popular designers with a fresh take on his classic aesthetics. This collection showcased Wang’s transition from trendy sportswear to luxury designer-wear. There were plenty if heavy-ribbed knits, bulky outerwear and straight-leg trousers. Wang kept to a colour palette of black and cream and mixed fabrics of leather with chiffon and satin.

The Wang girl still kept her cool attitude with the trademark Wang boot – this time its knee length and padded. Charlotte Ronson Super-cute Ronson is one of those designers whose personal style is written all over her collections. The pretty dresses, cute jackets, bright knitwear and ribbed tights were all very pretty and youthful – just like the lady herself. The autumnal colours were present – plenty of khakis, browns and rusts. An extremely wearable collection from a designer who is really coming in to her own.

Prabal Gurung

You can always rely on Prabal Gurung for the Hollywood glamour! The runway was almost like a red carpet of sophisticated and beautiful gowns with an added interest in knit jumper dresses all accessorized with gloves and belts. Lace was very dominant and the models all sported long flowing locks. This was a very feminine and polished collection.

L’Wren Scott

L’Wren Scott is more proof of the luxurious, feminine look that was a strong feature at NYFW. Dresses were structured, figure-skimming and classy with a strong focus on pencil shapes and knee-lengths. There was the return of last season’s fabrics – satin and velvet – and some beautiful delicate, embellished jackets. Scott showcased a wide range of colours including blue, purple and pink accessorised with her first handbag line.

Michael Kors

Kors was celebrating 30 years in fashion with a collection composed of his classics. Known for his timeless glamour, Kors used cashmere, exquisite tailoring and block colour for yet another luxurious collection. Every model had her hair pulled back and minimal make up letting the clothes do the talking.

Muse Carmen Klass closed the show in a beautiful full-length gold gown that could have been made for her.

Other highlights of NYFW include Jeremy Scott’s ‘Enjoy God’ take on the Coco-Cola trademark, Marc Jacobs’s full skirts and Rag & Bone’s structured patterns.

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