today started out with the “ladies who lunch” collections, from carolina herrera and oscar de la renta. herrera skipped the pretty suits that are usually the staples of her spring outings and instead looked to simple skirt/trousers and shirt combos and short day dresses in soft pastels spiked with chocolate browns. for evening though, it was right back to the elegant gowns she’s known for, this time in shades of greys and pinks with luscious detailing, sequins and embroidery. de la renta returned to his latin influences for spring, showing linen trousers and skirts with wooden trim and embroidery, chic jeweled trim t-shirts, and little jackets. for evening, not herrera, he did what he does best: red carpet glamour. you’ll be sure to see some of these dresses at the emmys and golden globes.
jack mccollough and lazaro hernandez of proenza schouler were definitely feeling arts and crafty for spring. their collection featured a looser silhouette coupled with intricate embroidery. the silk and satin brocade skirts and dresses were wonderful, as were the delicate rope trimmed blouses.
and then there was marc jacobs, the show everyone waited for, and for once, didn’t have to wait long for. and it was all there: 80s, 90s, prada, lanvin and of course, marc. marc does minimalism as only he can, paring down to only the essentials so that it’s all about the clothes. jackets and coats with balloon sleeve topped easy pants and skirts, one shoulder dresses appeared satin, glittery fleece and sparkly tulle, and brocade popped up on sweetheart neckline coats and bow waist skirts. for evening, there were cool tuxedos, tiered tulle and satin gowns, and crystalized hems. another winner for marc.