Highlights from days 4 and 5 New York Fashion Week:
Tommy Hilfiger’s Fall 2011 womenswear collection is receiving rave reviews for it’s sophistication. Hilfiger is a classic American designer, and is well known for his sporty and contemporary collections designed for the mainstream. It looks like Fall 2011 may be his foray into high-end creations.
This season, Max and Lubov Azria are giving their customer an edgy update to their classic looks. Sticking with a mostly neutral color palette of beige, brown, black, cream, and army green, the design duo went for clean cuts and easy silhouettes as their base for a show brimming with closet staples.
Catherine Malandrino’s shows are always styled to perfection and this season was no exception with hats, gloves, jewelry, eyewear, and shoes all coming together seamlessly to complement the designer’s contemporary looks. Fur and leather were bountiful making for some gorgeous outwear and wraps and giving the collection a mix of high-octane glamour and the effortlessly cool aesthetic Malandrino herself exudes.
Decadent draping in sultry silk fabrications is her trademark, and Donna Karan exhibits her talent again in her Fall 2011 collection. A lineup consisting of only soft grey, nude and blush tones may sound redundant, but there was nothing boring about her designs. The high-end, glamorous collection included fur trim jackets, chiffon hoodies, body hugging silk jersey dresses, and exquisite beaded skirts. There was a retro feel in the styling, including elbow length gloves and a 60s inspired hairstyle.