NYFW Fall 2011: Look of the Day

NYFW Fall 2011: Look of the Day
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 09, 2011

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February 17, 2011
Singer Gwen Stefani has learned to channel her very distinct and cool style into fashion with a very impressive beat. Stefani’s L.A.M.B. collection takes it cues from her musical influences — ska, ragga, punk — and gives it a feminine and modern edge that everywoman can relate to and rock.


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February 16, 2011
They are considered the future of fashion. Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough are the next generation of designers and bring a youthful and modern edge to their collection Proenza Schouler. Colorful, sporty, and chic best describes their work and this outfit is a winner.


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February 15, 2011
Halston was design star in the ‘70s changing the way women dressed by offering them draping goddess like dress in jersey fabric that flattered their bodies and concealed their imperfections at the same time. He dressed everyone from Jackie O to Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli to Bianca Jagger. Halston’s vision lives on in this modern and sexy interpretation of the past.


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February 14, 2011
She is one of the great female designers of our time. Donna Karan is the master of making a woman feel confident and look beautiful all at the same time. Karan knows how to accentuate a woman’s curves in a stylish and sophisticated way. From day to evening, Karan uses grey as the new black.


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February 13, 2011
She is the designer as muse. Diane Von Furstenberg creates clothing that she would like to wear and that works for other working women as well. Her fashion is about wearability, femininity, and great style. This simple gold shift dress is an example of Von Furstenberg’s classic and chic designs for the real woman.


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February 12, 2011
Chinese American designer Vivienne Tam is not one to follow the trends. Tam digs deep to you cultural roots and creates fashion with an East meets West sensibility. Her collections are usually more about style than fashion. We love this cream crochet top paired with black shorts and black fabulous boots. Rock on!


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February 11, 2011
Fashion designer Nicole Miller knows what women want. Her celebrity clients include Angelina Jolie, Jessica Simpson, and Halle Berry. For Fall 2011, Miller created graphically, color blocked clothing in blue, black, and grey that go from day to night with ease. Miller understands that versatility, femininity and style work.


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February 10, 2011
Tadashi Shoji is a celebrity favorite because of his elegant, soft designs — Mo’Nique, Amber Riley, and Tyra Banks. This season, Shoji was inspired by ancient gardens of the Far East. We love this beautiful mustard cocktail dress that is flowing and forgiving.