Fashion Week is back! See what designers have to offer forthe fall
It’s Friday, February 6th and the Volvosponsored, Fall 2004 Ready-to-wear Fashion Week, has officiallykicked off. Designers have selected distinctive items from theirautumn collections and are prepared for the press, particularly,critical fashion editors who decipher their creations and report tothe public what’s in for this fall season.
Autumn 2004, which is closerthan it actually seems, is introducing a refreshing array ofdesigns that will bring out the boy in a man and confidence in awoman. From the thoughtful sexy apparel that Vera Wang showcased tothe heavy emphasis on tailoring that Michael Kors is infamous for,the runway was bombarded with ambitious glamour filledensembles.
Fall Fashion week is an annualevent that took place this year in NYC from February 6ththrough February 13th. More than 30 designersparticipated in the weekly festivities, which included excitingrunway shows and exclusive parties that attracted celebrities,supermodels, media occupants and numerous ready-to-weardesigners.
A Quick Look at theRunway:
Anna Sui: Supermodel and crowd pleaser Naomi Campbell, sashayed down the runway onWednesday February 11th in a colorful cardigan with aflared satin and velvet trimmed skirt, upholding the inspirationbehind virtually all Anna Sui collections; fun! For fall Anna Suiplayed with glitter rock and the late 60’s London style to create acollection filled with floaty ruffled printed dresses, lacedtrimmed satin skirts and suits enhanced with velvet trim. Sui hadno limitations at all when she created this cheerfulcollection.
Calvin Klein: Clean, pretty, effortless,comfortable pieces are what Globally Recognized designer CalvinKlein is notorious for. This season he joined thin fabrics likewashed silk, chiffon and cashmere with bulky fabrics like wool,shearling and ponyskin. Flowing silk dresses and striking blackmotor cross jackets were also seen in his fall ready-to-wearcollection.
DKNY: The classicapproach Donna Karan took with DKNY this fall season gave thecollection a slightly trendy personality of its own. Her colorpalette was right on target for autumn with the incorporation ofgreens, browns and plums, which appropriately complimented herbohemian vibe. Tweed overcoats, skimpy knee length jersey dresses,and cozy sweaters that sat on the hips were a few of the manydelightful pieces modeled on the runway.
Marc Jacobs: The fabulous Gisele Bundchen openedand closed Marc Jacobs fun filled, fall, ready-to-wear playground.And we all know the Marc Jacobs customer takes pride and enjoyslooking through her naughty closet. For fall Jacobs introducedelegant fit-and-flare tweed skirts, printed silk blouses enhancedwith ruffles, tweedy coats with mink collars and lace covereddresses, all in soft colors like cream, mint, turquoise and icyblue.
Michael Kors: Full of style, sex appeal, class andconfidence is the way Kors intended for his fall 2004 woman to bedressed. The collection overflowed with some of his favoriteluxurious fabrics such as, cashmere, fine knits, fluttery silks andsuede; precise tailoring was also evident throughout the show.Suede jeans, bolero minks, dramatic sweeping coats and cute littlesweaters in juicy colors like light blue, lavender, coral andchocolate added a frisky flavor to the runway.