Donna Karan

Karan took the biggest leap of any designer with her spring presentation, eschewing the colorful, carefree spirit of the season, and moving into a post-industrial futuristic look. She cut her signature suits razor sharp with mesh panels and off the shoulder tops with sleek cropped pants, pencil and pleated skirts. Leather blouson jackets offset beaded skirts with transparent panels, dresses…
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Marc Jacobs

Jacobs’ show never fails to bring out the celebrities, and this season was no exception. Jennifer Lopez, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Mandy Moore and Lil’ Kim along with Jacobs’ fashion/art crowd mix (Helena Christensen, Terry Richardson, Chloe Sevigny, etc) were among the many packed into Pier 54 on the West Side Highway. Jacobs did not disappoint with a happy, sunny…
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Oscar De La Renta

De La Renta is another designer that caters to the “ladies who lunch” crowd, but with the addition to his daugher Eliza Reed Bolen to his team, his designs have recently had a slighter younger and hipper feel. If the front row at his show yesterday is any indication (Ashley Olsen, Mandy Moore, Eva Mendes, Jessica Simpson), he’s on the…
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Diane von Furstenberg

von Furstenberg is best at developing clothes that reflect her and her lifestyle as an avid traveler. For spring, she did bohemian pieces without the trendy trappings–green silk leopard print dresses and tops, tiered white skirts with peasant blouses, aztec print silk jersey tube dresses and wrap dresses, mixed in with more tailored pieces like fitted blazers, cuffed trousers, and…
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Luella Bartley

Bartley started her show doing classic looks: polos, casual crisp khakis, slim white jeans with a blazer, and referee striped shirts, then flowed into adding the Luella twist: the same skinny jeans with oversized mens shirts in bright colors, string bikinis with a cropped snakeprint motorcycle jacket, and flouncy minidresses. And it wouldn’t be a Luella show without accessories, which…
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