The scene was set , and the theme of travel was established for Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week the catwalks began doling out slices of fashion splendour.
BCBGMAXAZRIA was the first key highlight on day one at Mercedez-Benz New York Fashion Week. Flowing fabrics and summery colours were seen to be the mode of this collection. Celbrities who showed-up to see this catwalk display included: Alicia Sacramone, Amanda Bynes, Amanda Hearst, Amerie, Carly Chiakin, Derek Blasberg, Fabiola Beracasa, Gal Gadot, Genevieve Jones, Joanna Garcia, Solange Knowles, Theodora Richards and Tiffany Thorton.
Duckie Brown showed the crowd his unique range of menswear. The pastel colours were cute and the suit jackets were finely cut; when the two were combined they created a look that will be donned by all fashionable young gents this summer.
After the sun went down on day one of Mercedez-Benz New York Fashion week, the temperater hotted up with a sizzling swimwear display from Rosa Cha. In the collection, white polkadot high-waists and yellow one pieces were seen prancing down the catwalk. The looks stayed-true to the popular swimwear trends for 2009: flattering shapes, high-cut bottoms and shapely tops. The coloured fabric was the star of the Rosa Cha catwalk show, the way red and yellow sat together to clash across a one-piece made for a stunning look.
Friday September 11th was day-two of Mercedez-Benz New York Fashion Week. Ever since the tragedy of 2001, the words “September 11” have solemn connotations. Mercedez-Benz New York Fashion Week paid respects to this day by teaming up with My Good Deed, a prominent nonprofit group created by 9/11 family members and friends of 9/11 victims for the first-ever online auction to support this cause. The online charity auction featured Spring 2010 collection items donated from many top designers including Donna Karan, Tracy Reese, Carmen Marc Valvo, Max Azria, Phillip Lim, James Coviello, Milly, Vivenne Tam, and Tommy Hilfiger.
On the catwalks of day two, Charlotte Ronson delivered soft and flowing fabrics with a whimsical Spring vibe. Ronsons collection would be perfect picnic wear, as it is just the right mix of feminine softness and playsuit practicality.
Nicole Miller was the hit of the day on day two, attracting celebrities like: Lady Gaga, Kara DioGuardi, Amber Rose & Kayne West, Ciara, Amerie, Damon Dash, Katrina Bowden, Beth Ostrosky and Sarah Wynter. As usual, Nicole Miller delivered sexy designs with an out-there edge. Metalics flooded the catwalk and sequins shone. The vibe of the show, like the designs was short, sharp and sassy.
On Saturday September 12th it was day three of Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week.
With Katy Perry seated in the front row, Georges Chakra delivered his to-die-for ball gowns down the catwalk. Fiery reds and mystical blues were the star colours, giving every model on the catwalk a look of feminine fierceness.
Chado Ralph Rucci was also all about being bold with fashion. The dresses that were on parade were splendid in colour and up-lifing in their flappy cuts.
On Sunday September 13th, Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week had already been through its first half. Day four, like all the other days so far, managed to keep up the frantic and exciting fashion-week vibe.
DKNY hosted a highly-exclusive off-site launch of the collection for Spring/Summer 2010. Keeping it classic and feminine with cinched waists and bold colours, this already iconic label kept every audience member impressed.
Along The Promenade Hervé Léger by Max Azria marched his models down the catwalk to show his bold Spring/Summer 2010 collection. Hervé Léger by Max Azria is famed for accessories, and while there was some fantastic feature pieces paraded the sleek dresses stole the show.
Diane Von Furstenberg also held a catwalk parade in the Tent, with collections so beautiful they could almost be described as balletic. Every model was adorned with a dress that moved with her body so gracefully, it appeared that she was floating down the catwalk rather than walking.
Monday 14th September was day five of Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week.
Jill Stuart filled the stone halls of the New York Public Library with her soft flowing designs that were deliciously feminine.
Donna Karen also hosted another off-site unveiling today, again keeping true to her conservative yet boldly-coloured designs.
Back at the Tent, Gottex demonstrated how new excitement can be found in swimwear. Bright blue flames danced up the bodice of one-shouldered one piece swimwear. Following the blue, red sizzled with streaks of colourful detail along more well-fitted one pieces. There was always the addition of ever-popular black and white, only these swimwear pieces were an exciting hybrid of the traditional, conservative one-piece and the daring mono-kini.
Day six, which was Tuesday 15th September saw celebrities such as Paula Abdul, Kim Kardashian, Shenae Grimes, Kelly Rowland and Bethenny Frankel flood into the tent to see the Spring/Summer 2010 offerings from Badgley Mischka. White was the dominant colour with streaks of tribal detail feathered along the collars and hems of the dresses.
Dennis Basso also brought out some old Hollywood scensters. The golds, rainbows and red poppies were the perfect prints to show off the clear mode that was set through the show: the puffy skirt. Joan Rivers, Lorraine Bracco, Beverly Johnson, Fran Drescher, Carole Alt, Tinsley Mortimer, Kelly Bensimone and Alina Cho were all delighted with what they saw.
Narciso Rodriguez, the star designer of Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week also showed his wares on day six. Square defined shoulders and colours to flatter the natural female features seemed to be the motif of what Narciso Rodriguez had to show the catwalk crowd.
The second last day of Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week came to be on Wednesday September 16th.
Michelle Smith delighted tired crowds with her chic combinations of complimentary colours dotted on skirt and top combos.
Alexandre Herchcovitch graced the catwalks with delicate simplicity. Showing delicate white pieces aside more bolder cuts and metallic features.
Anna Sui’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection was, if not the most exciting, the most eclectic display seen at Merecedes-Benz New York Fashion Week so far. With massive shoulder pieces, panels of sequins and peacock patturned skirts the designs were all amazingly quirky and daring.
The final day of Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week was farewelled on Thursday September 17th.
Ralph Lauren had fashion crowds up bright and early for a 9am off site show. The designs seen here remained faithful to the sporty style and classic colours that this designer is famed for.
At the end of the final day, the final show was presented by Tommy Hilfiger. The figure hugging evening dresses appeared to be investment pieces that will never date. The colours were plain, elegant and would look perfect on a summer afternnon.
After Hilfiger’s 8pm show, the crowds demininshed and moved on the after-party celebrations all feeling inspired by what they had seen from the Spring/Summer 2010 catwalks at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week.
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