Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week: September 10

We’ve tallied up the highlights from yesterday’s shows—including Proenza Schouler’s American sportswear shake-up, Michael Kors’s summery ode to ’50s-era optimism, and the latest from BOSS and Betsey Johnson.

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Breaking with old-school tradition (per the Proenza Schouler norm), designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough ushered forth an irresistible new take on heritage-minded American sportswear with cutout argyle sweaters, perforated leather coats and open-weave crochet dresses.

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Jason Wu’s second season on the job yielded another effortlessly cool BOSS collection. Clean lines, muted colors and menswear-inspired tailoring were in abundance, but this time feminine eveningwear reigned supreme, with the designer claiming a yellow strapless dress made of pleated tulle as his favorite.

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Fresh as a spring daffodil—that’s how the Michael Kors collection felt as it proceeded down the runway. Inspired by the radiant optimism of a 1950s American summer, the designer played up oversized florals, nautical stripes and picnic ginghams punctuated by nipped waistlines and bateau necklines.

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Delivering a tongue-and-chic ode to matrimonial bliss, the delightfully outrageous Betsey Johnson sent models and buddies alike down the runway in nuptial-inspired numbers, including a dazzling silver tiered dress and a revealing white-lace gown sultry enough for a red-carpet Rihanna.

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Emma Zaratian
photos: gorunway.com