Monique Lhuillier S/S 2011

Monday September 13, 2010
The Stage

A garden dream of lush colors & euphoric fabrics was Lhuillier’s theme for this – as Rachel Zoe would call it “ Fashion Moment”.  Look after look was more compelling than the last. 

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Prabal Gurung S/S 2011

Saturday September 11, 2010
The Studio

Prabal’s show was bursting with color & sexy, shapely dresses.  This season’s 41 looks were styled by Tiina Laakkonen & featured shoes that were created by Prabal himself in collaboration with Nicolas Kirkwoood.  

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Carlos Campos S/S 2011

Thursday September 9, 2010
Gallery in Chelsea

For Spring 2011 Carlos Campos returned to his roots, so to speak, in that he decided to focus on his menswear collection & present it as a standalone statement.  Styled by Julie Ragolia, the collection featured 16 looks in a presentation format. 

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Bibhu Mohapatra S/S 2011

Tuesday September 14, 2010
The Box

This past year has been full of excitement for Bibhu Mohapatra.  His star has been rising fast since he hit the fashion scene a few years ago.  He is one of a select group of 12 designers to receive the first ever CFDA Fashion Incubator fund support which has allowed him to move into a brand new studio space right in the garment district.  

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Duckie Brown S/S 2011

Friday September 10, 2010
The Stage

Part runway show & part presentation, the Spring 2011 Duckie Brown collection was wholly fantastic. What began as a monotone statement of Cement & Gray oversized suiting, soon exploded into a plethora of bright colors & prints that were mixed & matched in combinations that each was simultaneously discordant & whole. There was Red, Chemical Green, Orange & Royal Blue in the most intense versions of the colors imaginable.

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Charlotte Ronson S/S 2011

Saturday September 11, 2010
The Stage

Paging all grunge girls with style… Charlotte Ronson is in the house & is the designer for you.  Slouchy sweatshirts and hoodies were all the rage & layered with long (& very on trend) sheer dresses. 

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Rosa Cha S/S 2011

Tuesday September 14, 2010
The Studio

Is it swim or lingerie?  That was the question everyone was asking as they exited the sexy Rosa Cha collection, designed by popular eccentric designer & Brazilian native Alexandre Herchovitch. 

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Timo Weiland S/S 2011

Sunday September 12, 2010
The Box

Timo Weiland & Alan Eckstein, called their new collection A Wharf on the Baltic; not sure exactly what this means or where in the collection it fits, but nonetheless this was by far the collection that I found to be the biggest surprise during Fashion Week! It was the label’s strongest to date & the men’s & women’s presentation was modern & well thought out. 

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