The sign of more optimistic times, arrived at the ongoing New York Fashion Week in subtle threads, understated sequins and textured mosaics. Metallic thread embroidery draped with tulle over the shoulder of a delicate day dress was one of Lela Rose's shining moments. Elise Overland rocked her edgy ’70s roots with a bright slicker coat quilted with silvery thread, and abalone-colored squares shimmering as accents on a mint top and dress. There were metallics in pinks, greens and blues amid the gun colors.
Rotating, mirrored poles set sequins dancing on Diane Von Furstenberg’s runway in a trio of finale dresses for evening. She showed off metallic gold in a gown with a deep V-neck both front and back, ending with one in blue, a backless red with high neck and long sleeves, and a touch of classic black.
For daytime, there was a green cashmere crew-neck top with sculpted shoulders paired with a canvas pencil skirt covered in the colors and textures.
Downtown cool was downright frigid for Elise Overland's models as they stood outdoors with an urban igloo as a backdrop. Skaters drifted around them in Overland designs outside The Standard hotel and Johnny Weir closed with a finale skate before warming up in a metallic floor-length robe of silver.
The young favorite of first lady Michelle Obama created belted down jackets, vests and coats using a bright blue and red “Masai” plaid.
TRENDS AT A GLANCE:
Eveningwear mostly include lace gowns apart from metallic glam.
The catwalk offered
wide-legged flared trousers, comfy knits, structured jackets that cinched in at the waist, wedged boots and lots of layering.
Muted yellow and deep royal red or rust are going to be the big colours for autumn/winter 2011. But, in general, the season will be ruled by grey, black and creamy-peach neutral colours.
The collars of the tweed jackets and coats were hugely detailed, with flower pin applique, embroidery.
Pencil skirts will also be much in trend.