Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week: September 8

Highlights from yesterday’s shows, including Donna Karan New York, Lela Rose, rag & bone, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Milly, and Alice + Olivia.

NYC energy at Donna Karan New York: Looking to her eternal muse, the designer incorporated touches of the city’s signature vibrancy into her classic feminine silhouettes. Milliner of the moment, Stephen Jones added a touch of whimsy with his trademark chapeaus.

Eastern-inspired florals at Lela Rose: The designer took viewers through a heavenly garden influenced by Japanese woodcuts and watercolors.

Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of rag & bone took a conspicuously subdued approach with a utilitarian aesthetic, allowing superior fit and texture to come to the forefront.

At 3.1 Phillip Lim, the designer’s playful-yet-sophisticated point of view took physical form in sculptural shapes layered on stylishly hip silhouettes.

Color contrast at Milly: Pastels and bold cobalt looked especially vibrant when paired with the grounding black and white.

Modern retro at Alice + Olivia: Stacey Bendet took inspiration from Versailles and modern art, with touches of ’50s sweater girl and ’70s boho luxe.

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Eric Swecker