it made sense that the spotlight of sunday’s show was the lady, even when the lady wants to go on vacation or be a bit more sexy.
derek lam looked to summers on the east coast–rehoboth, key west, asbury park–as the place to start for his spring collection. the looks were all-american, classic sportswear: star print dresses, leather shorts, crepe dresses, floral day dresses, and beaded cocktail numbers. the most interesting part of the show were the “swimsuits:” draped chiffon blouses in candy colors of pistachio, turquoise and lemon yellow worn with briefs. clearly more for lounging than swimming.
herve leger continued with what max azria does best: bondage dresses, but this time, some were laced, some had mixed print panels, some had mesh in between, and others were frayed. azria even strayed from the bands with a denim moto jacket, flirty skater skirts, and zip front scuba jackets in sand.
diane von furstenberg was looking to exotic islands and african safaris for her spring collection. there was an abundance of dresses in macrame, fringed hem, knotted front, and flippy dropped waists. there were a few solid pieces and suiting, like a foil cropped jacket, sequin harem pants, and LBDs, but this collection was clearly for the woman who wants to make every day a holiday.
rachel roy’s collection had some soft, sensual tailoring as opposed to the sharper focus she had in previous seasons. the draped pencil skirts, double hem blazers, wrap dresses, delicately beaded tops and loose blouses were in a gorgeous palette of chartreuse, deep teal, cobalt and raspberry, with pewter, cream and black. the looks were full of day-to-night options as well is beautiful evening looks like a one sleeve draped LWD and a beaded bustier under a charmeuse strapless dress. overall the show was a fresh, modern take on sportswear, done in more feminine way.
all pics from coutorture