Beyond the Pale

Sunday at Fashion  New York brought more beautiful shows and some interesting trends among designers; either pale or bright color, take your pick. All Photos: Marcio Madeira

At Erin Fetherston it was the shimmery gossamer gloves that teased us with the “fairytale’ quality of her creations. I can’t see anyone actually wearing the hats but they brought a different touch to the show. I found the Vamp look disturbing for Spring, favoring color over being swathed in black.

Victoria Beckham had a small collection that was predictably Jane Jetson feeling and padded shoulder, difficult looking to wear with the exception of a stylish red dress.

Lela Rose mixed her collection from the paintbox of colors that she loves. Styles had simple smooth lines and soft textures with a satiny feel.

Rachel Roy had a collection of Ready to Wear that I will actually buy. I may want everything else but these are clothes to work, live and play in and feel like you own the world. The fabrics are soft and compliment how women walk, move and spend your day. Not only will you still look fabulous but you will definitely feel that way.

There was a decided Grecian Theme to the Reem Acra collection that was sprinkled with Alice in Wonderland dresses in vibrant blue. The designer even outfitted her little dog who came out to take a bow with her.

The big shows of the day were of course Diane Von Furstenberg and Hervé Léger from BCBG. Both shows were heavy with Star Dust and the more Fashionable of Hollywood graced the front rows of the designers. Diane Von Furstenberg’s collection harkened back to the days of peace and free love, making use of crochets, colorful prints in flowing dresses and accessories that made you think of Woodstock.

The Hervé Léger collection was nearly transparent with the lack of color as the theme. Models and dresses alike were pale and gently soft, with textures that ranged from wovens to shimmers.

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