Look of the Day: NYFW Spring 2011

Look of the Day: NYFW Spring 2011
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 10, 2010

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September 16, 2010
One of the great designers of our time, Oscar de la Renta creates clothing for women that unapologetically feminine. The Dominican Republic born de la Renta infuses his collections with lady-like dresses that are classic, chic and sophisticated. This elegant, white lace dress with black satin belt is made for the modern day woman who is pretty and powerful.

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September 15, 2010
Colorful, detailed and delicate best defines fashion designer Nanette Lapore’s aesthetic. Lapore, who collaborated with musician John Forte for her fashion show, understands the life, style and swagger of the modern woman. Her clothing really speaks to women who have a busy life, but still wants to feel feminine and inspired. This flowing dress is a breathe of fresh air.fashionweek_200_45.jpg

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September 14, 2010
He is the king of reinvention. Marc Jacobs knows how to keep inspiring women to be beautiful and stylish. Each season, fashionistas anticipates what the talented designer will show in his high-end Marc Jacobs collection and the younger Marc by Marc Jacobs line. This season he’s all about sensuality and liberating women. This outfit is bold, chic and sexy.
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September 14, 2010
He is the king of reinvention. Marc Jacobs knows how to keep inspiring women to be beautiful and stylish. Each season, fashionistas anticipates what the talented designer will show in his high-end Marc Jacobs collection and the younger Marc by Marc Jacobs line. This season he’s all about sensuality and liberating women. This outfit is bold, chic and sexy.
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September 13, 2010
She is one of the few Black women designers on Seventh Avenue who is becoming a household name. Tracy Reese did what she does best: create beautiful dresses that make a woman feel feminine. In her lady like and lovely collection, Reese showcased an array of styles from long to short, but we love this black and white printed strapless party dress.
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September 12, 2010
Diane Von Furstenberg is a designing woman. She makes clothing for women that are functional, comfortable and gorgeous. From her fashion staple wrap dress to her use of beautiful prints and colors, Von Furstenberg’s creations are feminine, fresh and fabulous. This sexy dress is a classic DVF.
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September 11, 2010
A new force in the fashion world, Prabal Gurung is one to watch. The Singapore born, Nepal raised designer studied in New Delhi and New York and now dresses everyone from First Lady Michelle Obama, Demi Moore, Zoe Saladana and Oprah Winfrey. Prabal, who has worked with Cynthia Rowley and Bill Blass, makes sophisticated lady-like dresses in luxurious fabrics that make a woman look and feel feminine. Case in point, this white satin dress.

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September 10, 2010
Wunderkind designer Jason Wu turned out a stellar collection of elegant, sophisticated and understandable clothing for the modern woman. Wu is best known for creating First Lady Michelle Obama’s Inauguration gown, but he is proving to be a powerful master of style and design. This look screams office chic.

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September 9, 2010

“Project Runway” alum Christian Siriano loves fashion and it showed in his Spring 2011 runway show in New York. While most of his looks are extravagant and couture-like in design, he also has a great eye for classic sportswear. Take this cognac leather jacket and cream tailored pants for example. This is the way chic and modern women dress.

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September 12, 2010
Diane Von Furstenberg is a designing woman. She makes clothing for women that is functional, comfortable and gorgeous. From her fashion staple wrap dress to her use of beautiful prints and colors, Von Furstenberg’s creations are feminine, fresh and fabulous. This print dress is a classic DVF.
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