Tommy Hilfiger

After a season away from the runway, Hilfiger returned with a nautical themed collection. Cream and navy striped suits, sweaters, and dresses mixed with eyelet strapless dresses, and silk pareos. Later pieces included graphic print skirts and swimsuits in melon, lime, hot pink, bermuda shorts, and silk sailor pants. The problem with the collection was that seemed more like Michael…
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Proenza Schouler

Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough created a softer silhouette for Spring 2005 than their previous seasons. Their signature bustier was still scattered throughout the collection, but it was joined by print chiffon gowns, loose sequined tanks, trapeze woodblock print jackets and feather trimming. The color palette was very neutral (khaki, stone, cream, brown) with hints of plum, magenta, sage and…
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Bill Blass

Bill Blass designer Michael Vollbracht did away with the older models (like Karen Bjornson and Pat Cleveland) this season, saying, “the editors got my point.” The point being that he, like Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta, was not going to forget Blass’ standby older customers by drastically changing the house towards a more younger look. The collection he…
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Tracy Reese

Reese’s show featured her feminine, embellished designs with a modern twist. Tapestry print jackets and coats over slim linen pants and pencil skirts, floral chiffon tops with tonal floral cardigans, lace skirts with satin waistbands, elaborate tunics over striped cigarette pants, and lots of interesting accessories (diamonds, wood, pearls). The color palette included gold, rust, cornflower blue, citron and lilac.
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Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera delivered her signature brand of American sportswear, starting off with separates, swimwear, and short dresses in white and brown, with shots of emerald, orange and teal blue. Print dresses featured motifs of 50s swimmers, slim tattersall suits were accessorized with red sandals. After this, the dress show begins and this is where Herrera shines. Twisted and shirred silk…
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