Friday, September 12, 2008

Such a fashion show

Today is the final day of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NYC. Established designers, as well as designers who are just emerging in the fashion world are showing their Spring 2009 lines. Designers include Anna Sui, BCBGMaxAzaria, Michael Kors, Betsey Johnson and the Project Runway team. The trends include a continued movement toward soft, ultra-feminine looks, with a lot of soft pinks, blue and greys. Expect sheer fabrics, floral prints and perhaps some very sheer pieces which will work well with winter pieces as you transition your wardrobe from one season to the next.

The interesting thing I noticed about Fashion Week is the number of designers who have done lines for major retailers in addition to their higher end designs. Both Abaeté and Lela Rose, who had shows in Fashion Week, are also designing for Payless. Erin Featherstone and Richard Chai did lines for Target's Go! International series. Vera Wang has been making a splash with her Simply Vera Wang collection at Kohl's. It's great to see retailers like Target, Kohl's and Payless making haute coutre accessible and wearable for everyone. I love mixing the pieces from the different designer collections to create looks that fit my mood and my personality. Have any looks you love?

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