Apparel Search presents a preview of the
styles and colors that will brighten up the
New York's Fashion Week recently kicked off
with a host of renowned fashion designers
showing a range of styles from the tailored
looks at BCBG Max Azria to the oversize
pajama-like styles from New Zealand-born
designer Karen Walker. Here, a preview of what's
There was a burst
of color during Alexander Wang's runway show,
which featured a palette of pastel blue and
lavender hues. Styles ranged from tailored
pastel short-shorts and jackets to sexy cropped
tops paired with shorts. Dresses were sleek and
black and accented with sheer patches.
Nicole Miller drew
inspiration from the allure of ancient cultures
with her voodoo-inspired motifs, which
embellished her colorful, tribal-like dresses.
Miller's collection also reflected more
minimalist looks with a range of toned-down
solids, including drapey jersey dresses, some
with sexy key-hole details.
palette was dominated by black, white, and soft
grays. Sexy, eye-catching dresses flaunted an
interesting ruffle-like detail on the tailored
dressier styles while the casual ensembles were
effortless with easy pieces such as flowing
apparel was also a key look for Karen Walker.
Styles ranged from button-up shirts to blazers
and shorts. Peasant-like blouses accented
tailored pants, and baggy
plaid shorts were paired with tunic-like
Fantasy was the
theme of designer Erin Fetherston's collection,
which showed lots of poof. Dresses featured
bodysuit-like tops contrasted by fuller skirts
embellished with lots of ruching details. The
dresses looked like they may have been inspired
by one of Degas' dancers.
A predominantly stark palette of black and
white was key to Sue Stemp's collection,
which highlighted everything from long,
black, gothic-like dresses to
innocent baby dolls in a palette of
white. A few bursts of color were shown,
crop pants with a satin sheen paired
with a sheer long-sleeve top.