donna karan knows what women want: sexy, elegant clothing that works for work and evening. for fall, she built her collection around one of her original mainstays: the bodysuit. she also created an interested play between matte and shine with stretch jersey bustier dresses and tight skirts mixed with draped satin and silks in jewel tones. at night, she wrapped satins around the body and paired them with calf length skirts, portrait collar coats, easy mohair jackets, asymmetrical “toga” gowns, and cummberbund waist palazzo pants.
artist and muse isabel toledo, the recently named creative director of anne klein, presented a very wearable and original collection for the house yesterday, one that will appeal to current klein customers and younger consumers. the pieces included chic knee-length hooded tunics, flattering wide leg trousers, pleat-waist a-line skirts, taffeta trench coats, camel hair kimono sleeve hooded jackets, chiffon pleated trapeze dresses, and funnel neck sweater coats. there was also a chic section of eveningwear, from satin pleat hem gowns to slim cuffed satin trousers with floral chiffon blouses.
stylist l’wren scott showed her second namesake collection to a select group of editors and press, and it was a sleek and simple presentation. the color palette consisted of black, charcoal and burgundy, and the looks included fitted jackets, pencil skirts, fine jacquard print coats, sweetheart neckline dresses, skinny trousers, silk weskit jackets, ruffled and bowed blouses, and gorgeous pleated bodice strapless dresses.
pics from nymag.com, coutorture (via shopstyle.com), and wwd.com