Reporting from New York Fashion Week.
11:00am Ralph Lauren
The streets of Manhattan were flooded with snow as we made our way to the Ralph Lauren morning show. For the first time, Lauren presented the Polo women’s collection alongside the Ralph Lauren Collection. The first one, with urban-meets-Americana references, was quintessentially RL, as was the chic and luxurious Collection of powdery shades of ivory, lilacs and grays. The accessories were precious, as were the evening dresses, which in their complex simplicity fit our favorite top models like a glove. Swoon! – LA
1:00pm J. Mendel
J. Mendel paid tribute to the Ballets Russes and i’s iconic costumes from the early 20th century in Paris. But there were no ballerinas at his show, as it was a graphic color statement. Fur patchwork coats in teals, blues and mustard yellow seemed refreshing, modern and fun, and the asymmetric, pleated evening dresses with midriff cutouts looked especially beautiful as models strutted and turned for the cameras. We hope the red carpet has the same effect! – LA
8:00pm Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs‘ collection was all about dreamy shades of cream, lilac, tan, pale blue, light pink and shades of ombré. Models walked the runway in short bobs and headbands covering the blunt hairstyle. The minimalist aesthetic was a change from Jacobs’ Spring collection of dark Baroque looks. Sequin-adorned dresses topped cropped trousers, which, like most of the collection, exuded a 1960s vibe. – KS