Friday, February 18, 2011

Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week: Fall 2011 Review #3

Badley Mischka 
designed by Mark Badley and James Mischka
February 15, 2011
10:00 AM
Runway to Real Way
  • 43 looks in the collection 
  • Color: Fuschia, emerald green, dark violet, teal, and light pinks along with the regular neutral colors of nude, black, and gray. 
  • Fabric: Lace, boucle', and mongolian lamb. 
  • Prints & Patterns: Sequins, glitter, and ruffles. 
  • Accessories: Waist cincher bows and elbow length gloves. 
  • Theme: 30s & 40s era of glamour.

Vera Wang 
February 15, 2011
11:00 AM
  • 36 looks in the collection 
  • Color: The palette of the collection is dominated by dark and neutral colors like black, white, grey, and nude, but with little pops of color like red and olive green. 
  • Fabric: Chiffon, wool, and feathers. 
  • Prints & PatternsPleats was the collection's dominant motif. 
  • Accessories: Parkas for outerwear. 
  • Theme: Glamourous Americans of the 1930s. 

Herve' Leger 
designed by Max and Lubov Azria
February 15, 2011
2:00 PM
  • 31 looks in the collection 
  • Color: Palette dominated by black, beige, and white. 
  • Fabric: Leather, pony skin, and wool. 
  • Prints & Patterns: Rectangles and stripes in the bondage dresses. 
  • Accessories: Cutout knee boots with metallic heels. 
  • Theme: "An inimitable suit of armor."

J. Mendel 
designed by Gilles Mendel
February 15, 2011
6:00 PM
  • 30 looks in the collection 
  • Color: Dark and neutral palette of black, gray, navy blue, and nude. 
  • Fabric: Lux furs in mink and fox, silk
  • Prints & Patterns: Intarsia patterning, geometric patterns, and architecture of Jean Prouve'.
  • Accessories: Neck scarves. 
  • Theme: The inspiration of the collection comes from the tribal body art of indigenous Australians. 

Marc by Marc Jacobs 
February 15, 2011
  • 53 looks in the collection -- which included menswear looks. 
  • Color: Earthy palette of brown, bronze, orange, golden yellow, emerald green, and dark blue. 
  • Fabric: Velvet, courduroy, and silk. 
  • Prints & Patterns: Horizontal and zig zag stripes, animal print, plaid, and equestrian pattern. 
  • Accessories: Hats made by Steven Jones and fur lined booties. 
  • Theme: 40s Hollywood's Golden Age of black and white. 

designed by Kate and Laura Mulleavy
February 15, 2011
  • 53 looks in the collection 
  • Color: A neutral colored collection with a pop of ruby red at the end of the collection. 
  • Fabric: Silk, leather, pony skin, wool, and mohair. 
  • Prints & Patterns: Floral embroideries and the silk gowns had a wheat field print on the hem. 
  • Accessories: Ankle grazing prairie coats. 
  • Theme: The American Plains -- Wizard of Oz-esque 

Love, KB

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