FALL FASHION: THE STANDARDS

Fall Fashion Review: THE STANDARD

 

OSCAR DE LA RENTA:

One of our favorite collections this fall was Oscar De La Renta's beautiful blue color palette. Not only can that man design, dress a woman, and know exactly what he wants, he also is just so classy. The man himself has been in fashion forever, since landing a design job after University in 1963 with Elizabeth Arden but more notably for his work as his own brand. Since becoming his own brand he has launched himself internationally with fragrances, accessories, bridal and more. This fall collection was not only sophisticated but it was also very sexy. Texture is back for fall.

           

RODARTE:

Now we know Rodarte is not a standard to New York Fashion week, but with all of the publicity they have received, with all of the success that they have worked so hard for, it isn't a surprise when Rodarte becomes a standard at New York Fashion Week. Now, usually the Rodarte girls take us on a whirlwind of imagination that is sophisticated and sexy. This season we were kind of let down. Their pop color of orange was nice, but kind of predictable for fall. The look on the far right was the best: it fit well, it moved well, and there was definitely something romantic about it. Compared to their new print of watercolor handprints closing the show was kind of a let down. 

 

    

CAROLINA HERRERA:

 

Oh, talk about a classy woman. Carolina Herrera is no stranger to Fall fashion week. We can always count on her to send down gorgeous ball gown skirts with pockets, modern silhouettes, and just enough looks to want more. This fall designers showed so many looks that it kind of got monotonous. The woman’s personal signature style is so chic, so refined and so Madison Avenue that we can’t help but want to be her.

DONNA KARAN:

Not to sound biased, but usually we aren't fans of Donna Karan but this collection was stellar. It was old Hollywood glamour meets a French black and white movie. It was romantic, it was sexy, it was impressive. The looks were polished, the fabrications and textiles were flawless and the accessories were priceless. Were all of the looks wearable? Yes. Would every woman wear them? Probably not. Was the collection amazing? Hell yes.

 

On the not so high note: VERA WANG. The collection was kind of a mess. And her looks were extremely sloppy and frumpy. This look below looks like the remnants of Sofia Vergara’s 2012 Golden Globes dress tacked on to something. Vera Wang who once was the queen of bridal couture, who Vogue pushed consistently year after year seems to be letting us down. With another Asian on the rise Monique Lhuillier, will Vera Wang be able to stay on top?

 

 

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