|COLORFUL: Milly, DVF, Nanette.|
|COLORFULLY PALE and WHITE TOO: Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, Ralph Rucci.|
|PRINTS: bold roses at Peter Som, sweet prints at Carolina Herrera, soft florals at Anna Sui, graphic prints and mixed media at Tory Burch, animal prints at Michael Kors and Donna Karan, florals in small and large sizes throughout.|
|PRINTS: Peter Som, Carolina Herrera, Anna Sui.|
|PRINTS: Tory Burch, Donna Karan, Michael Kors.|
|GLAMOUR is BACK: If the forecasts continue being glum we need some glamour in our lives. Look to Oscar de la Renta for that and so much more, look to Ralph Rucci for elegant glamour at its very best, to Ralph Lauren for tall shaped beautiful white beaded glamour.
Welcome Zac Posen back with cocktail glamour and Proenza with all their glamour.
|GLAMOUR is BACK: Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Rucci, Ralph Lauren.|
|SPORTSWEAR PIECES: there were some super jumpsuits and some shirt and pant outfits that look like jumpsuits. They really work. There were some great leather pieclly therelles, motorcycle jackets (remember the pale pink one at Ralph Lauren?) and some tan at Derek Lam.
There were many sweaters; outstanding the stripes at Tommy Hilfiger; the sweatshirts at Marc Jacobs, crochets at Michael Kors.
Red, white and blue separates so right for the 9/12 morning show at Tory Burch.
|SPORTSWEAR PIECES: Tommy Hilfiger, Derek Lam; Marc Jacobs.|
|SHOES: Gradually there is a lowering of some of the platforms, some designers showed flat! Michael Kors is doing a strap and buckle boot up the leg which sounds dreadful but actually looks good, it is a flat and possibly a must have. There are some boat shoes and loafers. Oscar tried a lower heel in gold and it did not work, perhaps the models could not walk in them. Ralph Rucci had spectacular Manolo Blahnik sling back with a rhinestone cap and lucite side and strap -- they are a must have. Marc Jacobs had some rubber and vinyl boots.|
|SHOES: Michael Kors's strap and buckle boot, Oscar de la Renta's lower heel in gold, Ralph Rucci's Manolos.|
|LENGTHS: Anything goes. Calvin Klein stuck to Francisco's gun and almost everything was below the knee. For some reason this worked in his collection. Carolina Herrera showed many lengths and that looked great. Last season she was all below the knee and that looked heavy.
Soft fluid full can be calf length, that is pretty; or in a very contemporary collection it can be young if short short.
|LENGTHS: Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera (3)|
|CIAO. I have had a great time writing to all of you and hope we can speak again soon. Would love some feedback as I have no idea how you feel about the columns
I want to thank David Patrick Columbia for his faith in me, Jeff Hirsch for all his patience with me and for working late late nights because I couldn't download pictures, all the PR folks who helped me attend the shows (especially KCD who treated me like the old times). I congratulate all the designers for their hard work with successful outcomes, and a special thank you to my grandson Jack for his red tennis pictures.
I can’t wait to see these clothes in the stores and hear about the London, Milan, and Paris shows.