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NYFW Fall 2010 RTW: Glam Collections

March 2, 2010

Badgley Mischka Fall 2010 RTW

Badgley Mischka is dear to my heart because designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka love sequins and crystals, fringes and frills as much as I do. They opened the show with glamorous gowns, inspired by star galaxies, and just as the audience was experiencing sensory overload they finished off with a showing of looks from their contemporary line Mark & James, which by the way is Badgley Mischka glitz and glamour modified for the everyday woman. What’s not to love?

Brian Reyes Fall 2010 RTWBrian Reyes Fall 2010 RTWBrian Reyes Fall 2010 RTW

I know it’s terribly un-animal friendly of me, but I loved the gorgeous colored furs at Brian Reyes. So soft to the touch, so lovely to the eye and so unspeakably glamorous. It’s quite ironic and yet definitively appropriate that Reyes’s nature-themed collection showcased furs at all, but I’m not complaining. The saturated colors demonstrate a boldly brazen devil-may-care attitude. These furs are attention-grabbers. Just watch out because the attention you get might come from the contents of paint buckets thrown by angry PETA supporters.

Carolina Herrera Fall 2010 RTWCarolina Herrera Fall 2010 RTWCarolina Herrera Fall 2010 RTW

Carolina Herrera’s brand defines elegance. Though she strayed a bit from it lately, she brought it back to that core message with her most recent collection. Luxurious sable furs and simple yet stunning evening gown looks were brought back with a vengeance. I have no doubt that this collection will fly off the racks, which is unfortunate for me because, alas, that leaves little to be picked up at Off 5th and the next Barney’s Warehouse Sale.

J. Mendel Fall 2010 RTWJ. Mendel Fall 2010 RTWJ. Mendel Fall 2010 RTW

More fur. I can’t get enough, can you tell? J. Mendel showed so many stunning looks that I had an extremely hard time picking my favorites. Gilles is another one of the geniuses of glamour in the fashion world today. Ultra-luxe and impeccably designed (never over or under), his collection wasn’t terribly innovative, we’ve seen a lot of it before, but it was classic Gilles and I loved it.

Michael Kors Fall 2010 RTWMichael Kors Fall 2010 RTWMichael Kors Fall 2010 RTW

Michael Kors, often introduced as “top American designer” on Project Runway, is certainly living up to his reputation. His fall collection is classic American, full of super-luxe sex-appeal. I think the arm slits on his coat sleeves, keeping the silhouette ultra-slim, are genius. His floor-length, body-hugging sequin gown is simply gorgeous and in the words of Rachel Zoe, “needs a red carpet moment.”

Peter Som Fall 2010 RTWPeter Som Fall 2010 RTWPeter Som Fall 2010 RTW
Peter Som is the master of prints and colors. He always creates elegantly mismatched looks. He returned to the runway this year with another fabulously eclectic collection. I especially loved the accessories, particularly scarves and hats, this time around. And though I’m usually not a fan of brocade, Peter Som is one of the few that does it well.

Ralph Lauren Fall 2010 RTWRalph Lauren Fall 2010 RTWRalph Lauren Fall 2010 RTW

I wouldn’t ever expect to describe a Ralph Lauren collection with words like “bohemian” and “gypsy” but the fall collection definitely took a turn in that direction. Bohemian accessories like beanies, fingerless gloves and long beaded necklaces gypsified some of the normally classic preppy fare shown on the RL runways. And as usual he showed us some great menswear-inspired pieces as well. I’m especially loving all the dramatic wide collars on this season’s outerwear.

Vera Wang Fall 2010 RTWVera Wang Fall 2010 RTWVera Wang Fall 2010 RTW
Lastly, Vera Wang did what she does best–pretty, feminine and artsy. She is indeed a designer after my own heart. She focused more on tailoring than she normally tends to, but though decidedly more paired down than usual she still embellished with the girly details that are her signature. All in all, a lovely and lust-worthy showing.

Part 1 of my New York Fashion Week coverage here.

Stay tuned for Paris and Milan Fashion Week coverage.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Paula permalink
    March 2, 2010 2:23 PM

    Brian’s line was amazing. Sorry animals.

  2. March 2, 2010 2:39 PM

    LOL yes, sorry animals!

  3. Erin permalink
    March 3, 2010 11:20 AM

    Loved the furs, so glam, I don’t care what PETA says, team Brian.

  4. Christina permalink
    March 3, 2010 12:11 PM

    I’m so into animal rights especially after seeing the cove…but that being said THESE PIECES are too beautiful. Brian I forgive you….Stunning

  5. Sandra Hong permalink
    March 4, 2010 1:45 AM

    that second Badgley Mischka dress is GORGEOUS. and that boho RL dress looks like an old McQueen dress.

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