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September 10, 2010

ttF NYFW Runway Recap: Day 2

ttF NYFW Runway Recap: Day 2

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Max Azria always draws a crowd of PYTs. Today, it was Ashlee Simpson, Katrina Bowden and Kelly Rowland. But I gushed over Coco Rochas, who said she prefers strutting her stuff down the catwalk over sitting front row. On the runway, neutrals were abundant, on jumpsuits and silk micro minis with flirty layers of tulle. While many of the pieces were beautifully simple, others showcased intricate details like laser cuts and embroidery. And I absolutely cannot wait to wear the series of lipstick color minis. Yellows, oranges, pinks and corals look so beautiful with a glowing tan.
Trends: Micro Minis, Fluidity, Whites, Nudes, Yellows, Lipstick Colors, Embroidery, Jumpsuits, Sheer, Platforms

Michael Angel
Latex, yes, you read that right, latex layers were certainly a new take on the sheer trend. While interesting on the runway, most of us don’t have the occasion for rubber crop tops. Michael Angel’s vibrant prints, meanwhile, would be welcome in anyone’s closet. And the collars on every model added a preppy element to the bold color. Another fun trend you can try now? Layer a sequined long-sleeve top under a sheer tee.
Trends: Vibrant Prints, Crop Tops, Collars, Hoods, Sheer, Leather, Colorful Sequins

Edition Georges Chakra
The collection was said to be summed up in three words: Modern, elegant and glamorous. All three held to be true with cutout details, pleated sheaths and metallic draping. While some pieces were a tad over-embellished, overall the collection was drop-dead gorgeous… and there was something for every occasion. Ombre chiffon for a beach wedding, slinky charmeuse for a red carpet event, colorful minis for a cocktail party, dramatic backs for awards season and embellished whites for the modern bride.
Trends: Beading, Fluidity, Nudes, Chiffon, Draping, Jewel Tones, Lucite, Cowl neck backs

Ports 1961
Influenced by desert landscapes, designer Fiona Cibani created a mirage of soft prints and a sandy palette illuminated by crystal embellishments. While the sparkles were tasteful, they almost overpowered the stunning shredded fabric. Highlights included splashes of rich jewel tones, 70s-style draping and unexpected embellishments. Like last spring, agate jewelry continues to be on trend as do flats.
Trends: Jewel Tones, Crystals, Safari, Rose, Metallics, Draping

Nicole Miller
Away from the tents, Nicole Miller showed a soft yet edgy collection down in Soho. Models were layered with ivory, khaki and soft gray silks and lightweight knits.ย  Collars were buttoned up to the neck, gowns were slashed and black and white prints created a cage like effect.
Trends: Slashing, Watercolor. Ombre, Neutrals, Black and White Prints

If youโ€™re not already, make sure to follow me on Twitter at @sydnesummer to see all my favorite looks from the runway!

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