For my 100th post, I thought it would be nice to discuss the classics and a few new favorites; Oscar de la Renta and Michael Kors plus Rodarte, Halston, Marchesa and Tibi rounding out my 'it' list. ODLR started out very nordic and viking inspired with fur hoods and a color spectrum fit for Cnut. Dramatic details, Karlie Kloss and Oscar PR girl's tumblr really made the show. I am especially moved by the white feather dress topped off with the fur Moscow hat. The other vet, Michael, was all about practicality. Greys and camel were popular hues with large furs, deep plunges and extremely good looking males (the best accessory for fall is to be worn on your arm,maybe?). The skinny belts and wide leg jumpsuits are lax, yet versatile, and perfect for any occasion. Rodarte had a 'Little House on the Prairie' feel, and the quilt looking sheath dresses would have been perfect for picking tulips in Sweden in 1765. The side swept waves however, were perfect. More Black Swan, less Nellie Olsen. Big brother to SJP's namesake, Halston, was also practical with a sea of greens adorned with skinny belts. It became more dramatic as the girls finished with bright colors, sheer chiffon and a cream dress only SJP would dare to wear. Marchesa went MAJOR as usual, and tule, sequins and lace filled the air. I foresee actresses fighting over a few of the gowns for the Oscars. It's a little Elvira, but a girl can dream. Lastly, my most favorite of runway shows thus far is Tibi. No, it isn't high fashion, but wearability is a very important quality to have when one is a twenty-something. The models screamed 'tea for two' with easy pinned back hair, opaque tights and the most stunning, perfect party dresses, ever! I loved the color palettes, especially the blood orange long-sleeved romper. I'm pretty sure one girl took a tumble, as she is carrying her platforms down the runway. In better news, Tibi is accessible for a slightly heavy price, but so worth it. I'm already dreaming of fall fashion days in the city.
Oscar de la Renta