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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Behnaz Sarafpour

Sarafpour’s spring presentation was held at the Tiffany’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue, and it was a fitting setting for the collection. The clothes, with an Asian influence, included A-line skirts in cotton and stamped silk, kimono-like tops with satin sashes, short floral print dresses and chinosere print dresses and tops. The end of the show featured her signature trenches…
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Tuleh

Designer Bryan Bradley and creative director/main muse Amanda Brooks of Tuleh create utterly pretty clothes for high society. This season, Tuleh kept the lady like fashions but added a bit of an edge to all that sugar. Along with empire waist chiffon blouses, boxy jackets, snakeskin print satin dresses and skirts, and long trumpet satin skirts, there were rubber raincoats…
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