Hollywood’s favorite red-carpet label proffered an elegantly moody collection inspired by the faded grandeur of Miss Havisham of Great Expectations with brilliant bright spots – like this sweeping gown in heavenly graduated pink.
With a collection influenced heavy by ’20s art deco and orientalism, the all-American pioneer reminded us that the Ralph woman is aspirational, chic and above all else, confident in sleek black and white.
The gold standard minimalism once again served as a much-welcome respite from the din of fussy fashion with a perfectly constructed collection of dresses, daywear and suiting in a range of neutral metallics.
Minimalism be gone! With a lush and textured collection that hinted at Russian folk embellishments, de la Renta rejoiced in the gleeful return of optimistic luxury – down to the fur trim on his opulent coats.
Kors punctuated trademark clean lines and sophisticated suiting with this season’s major trends – pops of mouth-watering color and bodacious furs – in a ’70s-inspired collection marking his 30th anniversary in business.
The queen of eveningwear stayed true to her romantic aesthetic with scores of pleated frocks. But to temper the femininity, Wang also showcased hard-edged streetwear complete with this season’s ubiquitous trumped-up fur collar.
Oops, she did it again! Perhaps the only designer who has never swayed from fashion for the sheer fun of it, Johnson showcased a collection that was equal parts St. Marks punk and Clueless heroine Cher Horowitz.
At first it may have seemed as if fashion’s prince had erred on the side of self-restraint, but a series of ladylike silhouettes with subversive details hint at Jacobs trademark penchant for kink and cool.
The feminine designer introduced a new breed of fashion heroine with her fall 2011 presentation: The Style Supergirl. Influences ranging from downtown NYC to Parisian chic permeate this collection of sumptuous furs, gothic lace and waist-defining draping.
In a collection that was Black Swan meets Dallas, Wu managed to toe the line between wacky and whimsical. Punctuating the textured looks were bright spots of gleaming color, reminding us just why he’s one of go-to designers.
It’s no surprise that the man who wants to bring “joy to clothing”, showed a fall line that was equal parts precious and practical. Heavily influenced by sportswear, the colorful collection also included breathtaking florals like this dress with matching coat.
The pint-sized designer premiered a sophisticated and restrained collection for fall. Though he indulged his romantic side, showing off diaphanous skirts and some seriously show-stopping gowns, the majority of the collection was comprised of refined separates in a dark and moody color palette.
The fall collection of sporty outerwear and tailored separates was ultimately wearable and infinitely chic. Karan also showcased one of this season’s hottest trends: Color-blocking in neutral and neon hues.