1. Vena Cava:
They did a nice show with nice pieces. The problem is that I don't think their clothes had the necessary oomph to be shown at a show. But I don't have anything bad to say about them otherwise. This is just a nice, relaxed, chic look that I'd absolutely love to buy and wear. I think this next seasons I'm going to be all about effortless chic and this is definitely that.
2. Daryl K:
Like all of her collections, this is tough rocker chick to the max.
I love it.
3. Donna Karan:
Donna Karan always puts on a great show, but I must say that this has been my favorite out of all the ones she's done in recent seasons. Her emphasis on the body was right on track and the color palette and the details were exquisite. One of the first looks in the show was the deceptively simple black dress. Upon first glance it just looks like any other black dress but wen you look at it closer, you see tat little origami-like detail on the neckline with just a hint of yellow. Its absolutely wonderful and such a subtle way to bring attention to the decolletage and incorporate color. Then, as a huge contrast, came this beautiful cobalt blue look. I loved the contrast of the puffy coat with the slim jersey skirt. It has kind of a late 80's/early 90's power woman vibe, but it doesn't feel like a rehash, just a modern interpretation. Once again, she's hit the mark in all the right places.
4. Chado Ralph Rucci:
Completely extravagant but, oh how wonderful.
5. Costello Tagliapietra:
The gentlemen in Costello Tagliapietra make beautiful, simple (to the eye), flattering jersey dresses. I loved the first look because the draping around the neckline is so beautiful that it becomes a decoration. It's definitely one of those day-to-evening dresses that the busy working woman needs to have in her closet. The second look is totally party ready, but I love the change in direction of the draping on the bodice versus the skirt. It's so sexy without being vulgar and the little gloves give it just enough oomph to make it tough.
6. Zac Posen:
Zac Posen always manages to include one absolutely stunning, drop-dead glamorous dress in his collection. To me, this one was it. I think its abolutely sensuous and the fesh tone makes it a bit risque without actually exposing any skin. It reminds me a bit of the beautiful dresses that Gianni Versace used to make in the way that it hugs and shows off the woman, without actually showing off any of the, umm, woman.
7. Behnaz Sarafpour:
Simple. Elegant. Chic.
Sure, it's nothing new, but it's still a great modern, minimalist look.