Duran has always been a versatile designer and this season he put that ability on full display. His Spring 2011 featured pieces for both men and women. And yet, the show felt seamless, united by Duran’s relaxed jerseys and slouchy silhouettes for both sexes.
Designer Mimi Plange has always had a luxurious vision for her Boudoir d’Huitres. This season she was able to translate that luxe vision from the runway to your wardrobe – seamlessly. Wearable dresses, pants and skirts were given the luxury treatment with soft silks and impeccable craftsmanship. The navy blue knee length Oxford-style dress is our favorite.
Diane Von Furstenberg. Sandra Bernhardt. Andre Leon Talley – and that was just the first row. On the catwalk was Cassie and Deborah Cox, both of whom walked in LaQuan Smith’s Spring 2011 show. The drama they stirred mirrored the drama in the clothes: cinched waists, bouffant shapes and gold-flecked brocade. The show was so beautiful and the clothes were full of fantasy.
Losing the number one spot on the reality-TV competition, “The Fashion Show,” did little to dampen Reco Chapple’s passion for fashion. The southern-born style guru debuted his Spring 2011 collection during New York Fashion week. The show’s all pink palette was a tribute to femininity, theatrics and Chapple’s aunt who was diagnosed.