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New York Fashion Week Fall 2010 Reviews: Day Five

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Tracy Reese Fall 2010 February 15, 2010 Tracy Reese is the go to contemporary line for girlie girls who live in dresses. Designer Tracy Reese knows how to make women feel beautiful in timeless versatile dresses that that touch on current trends instead of adopting it completely. We love that one of her dresses can look as chic on today as it would years from now. This season the Tracy Reese woman is reimagined in a surprising urban twist in stirrup leggings, touches of lace and studding to add some dark edge to her blooming fall prints. Tracy Reese layers her beautiful, easy dresses with key, warm winter accessories like thick, twisted scarves, puffy wraps and arm warmers with cocktail dresses. The contrast of feminine textures and embellishments like tulle, jacquard, crystal embroidery with heavy knits allows women to continue to look and feel pretty long into the colder months. This collection offers women more sportswear pieces one can mix and match with existing items in their closet. While Tracy Reese 's new collection wasn't breaking any new ground, the subtle changes were enough to excite a gaggle of women who look to the label for their reliable sweet creations.
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Donna Karan Fall 2010 February 15, 2010 Donna Karan's Fall 2010 show was a celebration of the influential designers 25 years in the business. Unlike most retrospective, this show wasn't littered with past interpretations, instead the collection hinted to Donna Karan's signature pieces from the past (bodysuits and leggings). The collection was mostly focused on the future. So what is in store for Donna Karan Fall 2010? Expect to see softer drapes and more structural silhouettes that are way more forgiving on the body this season like the satin blue, strapless, bubble mini-dress. Nevertheless, apart from some Oscar-worthy, satin, cowl-neck gowns, the spotlight was definitely on the amazing outerwear we've come to expect from Donna Karan. We wanted every one of those sophisticated coats now! There were the cocoon coats with dramatic, portrait collars and sack coats in fur. The sleek, zip-up hourglass, tweed number, which would be so divine on Beyonce, and the shearling version treated to look like lace (!) took the concept of outwear to a whole new level. These are statement pieces worth investing in for fall/winter-especially since your coat is the one piece that you'll wear with absolutely everything in your closet. Donna Karan's got us daydreaming about the myriad of ways we'll be sporting her coats come next fall. Read More:
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