It’s finally here, the moment we’ve all been waiting for, New York Fashion Week 2010! Kicking off the runway is Mackage and their matrix-like designs, leather coats, and dark, daring colors. Mackage was followed by BCBG Maxazria, with geometric designs, asymmetrical shapes, and very easy flowing fabrics. So what will be the next trend for this fall of 2010? Designers definitely have minds of their own and like to focus on what inspires them to design. However, there was a slight trend from designers such as Yigal Azroel, Nicole Miller, and Georges Chakra. They each seemed to give us a more masculine yet feminine look for women.
Regarding colors this fall, the prominent ones were neutrals and dark tones such as blacks, grays, beige, and white. Yigal Azroel in particular focused on dark architectural shapes with some off white tones and grays carrying on with the feminine suit. As for Nicole Miller, she stated that she definitely wanted to continue with her last season’s trend, which was the masculine look with a feminine touch. Georges Chakra was also aiming for this look, but used lacey fabrics and vibrant colors such as red. Adam Lippes was inspired by the look of the parachute, or as he describes his designs, “more flowy with a lot of air.” His designs were filled with embroidery and blinds with a lot of layers. Moving on to Marc Jacobs, he stayed true to his classy designer image using neutral tones such as grays, neutral browns, and whites. His used simple designs and pencil skirts, but this time paired up with heels and socks. I guess we will have to see if the trend carries on for this fall.
Raul Melgoza, designer of “Luca Luca,” carried on with the architectural look, using dark grays, and many easygoing prints… Now on to the color! Custo Barcelona was definitely more open-minded with his designs and drifted off the masculine trend. For his over-the-top designs, sleek and sensual were all over his new collection. Diane Von Furstenberg continued with her neutrals paired with vibrant colors for her prints and her flowery collection is sure to brighten up this fall!
There were several more designers at the show such as Vera Wang, Michael Kors, Narcisco Rodrigues, Perry Ellis, Tracy Reese, Andy &Debb, Vassilios Kostetsos, Y-3, and many more! After several days of work and effort, the tents at Bryant Park were a complete success! With some of the greatest and most talented designers at Mercedes-Benz fashion week, they sure measured up to the standard of what New York Fashion Week is all about!
By Maricela Torres