Day 7 of New York Fashion Week saw collections from some heavy-hitters in the Fashion Industry: Michael Kors, Marchesa, Anna Sui, Betsey Johnson, Kaufman Franco, Jenny Packham and Proenza Schouler. Reed Krakoff presented his first collection since leaving Coach as their Creative Director and Jason Wu debuted his first collection for Hugo Boss. Hugo Boss has not shown at New York Fashion Week in 20 years! To wrap up the day 7 collections, Zang Toi presented another stunning collection using a breathtaking shade of green that stole the show.
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Anna Sui’s collection had a focus on dark shades of red, green and blue. Zang Toi had a striking shade of green to highlight his grey & black color palette. Reed Krakoff has mostly neutrals with a few looks in a beautiful shade of blue. Jenny Packham featured warm colors yellow, orange, pink and red and a few all black pieces.
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Everyone knows that Anna Sui is a fan of print. She did not disappoint with her vision for Fall. Her retro prints transporting us back to the 70s flower child. They were fun and at times a little overwhelming, but that’s to be expected from Anna Sui.
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Kaufman Franco’s use of shiny and sparkly fabrics was perfect for his gowns. Jenny Packham also favored shiny fabrics and sequins for her skirts, dresses, pants and sweatshirts. Michael Kors featured sheer fabrics, while Reed Krakoff had fun with fabric blocking.
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Michael Kors sent a very bohemian collection down the runway. It might make you think of swashbuckler pirates, but in a cool, feminine way! Boxy, thigh-length sweaters, and wide leg pants were also popular for Michael Kors. Designers have moved away from the skinny leg featuring loose fitting palazzo or wide leg silhouettes. Anna Sui had layers upon layers for her collection allowing for a lot outfit combinations. The cape returns in full force for Day 7. It’s apparent that having a cape for the Fall will be a must. Zang Toi had more than a few fabulous gowns with capes. While others focused on capes, the ladies at Marchesa focused on a more Grecian-inspired silhouette. Their collection was romantic and ethereal and their draped garments might remind you of Grecian togas. There were some funky silhouettes as presented by Proenza Schouler. They must have collaborated with Thom Browne on the exaggerated puffy sleeve! Jenny Packham presented a dressy casual collection with comfortable, satin wide-leg pants & voluminous skirts paired with embellished sweatshirts.
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Michael Kors added his signature handbags and floor-length scarves to his looks.
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Written by Shalanda Turner, FashionMingle.net Style Editor