Spring Rain – Fashion Week Day Two

With beautiful gowns that make you swoon, and dresses and pantsuits drifting down like petals on so many runways on September 11th that is was as if Spring had arrived in New York early.  Highlights from some of the best designers are, not necessarily in order, as follows…

Luca Luca
Always one of the favorites, the creative director Raul Melgoza paints a spring collection that is accessable luxury. Pants, gowns, dresses and tops that are feminine, color splashed and airy as a spring breeze. These could  make a girl feel beautiful everyday.

Photos: Marcio Madeira
Cynthia Steffe
With a decidedly tropical color scheme alongside alot of black, white and grey, the designer Shaun Kearney created a collection that will fill summer suitcases to the islands next July. I for one will skip the sneakers, no matter how haute.

 Photos: Marcio Madeira
Jason Wu  – The theme in this fashion show was so busy with red print carpet, mirror floors and black lipstick that many of the pieces got lost in the confetti. One notable dress matches the designer’s  desire to keep pushing himself technically. It is ravishing.Photo: Marcio Madeira

Photo: Marcio Madeira

Nicole Miller  – The very sporty feel to this collection is all about sexy edginess, as reported by Style.com. Much like making everyone at the gym drool over your work out clothes. All those trips to the gym would make me feel I deserved a cutting edge ensemble to go with.

Yigal Azrouël – This is one of those collections that makes creative use of the scissors. Everything is a little cut-out. Here, is where we see the artist at play and enjoying himself. It isn’t, perhaps, at our expense is it? The men’s portion of the collection was a bit too “relaxed” for me. Some, if not most, of the clothing was barely hanging on these guys. I guess that is where the saying “hang loose” comes from.                                                                Photo: Marcio Madeira
Costello Tagliapietra – It is difficult to pinpoint just what goes through the lumberjack minds of Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra that comes out so lovely. Graceful draping and fine detailed beauty are the result. Some of the pieces had oragami folding and Swarvoski crystal detailing according to Style.com’s Laird Borrelli-Persson. And some of the fabric was inspired by photos they took of a sunset on a lake. A truly delicious show by two surprising designers.
Photos: Marcio Madeira

Preen – English designers who really do love New York too, Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi gave us a pretty collection that some thought to hint at bondage, just appeared sexy and soft. where they lacked in color, they gave in texture that makes you want to wrap yourself with one of their creations and then see the sparks fly.

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