NEW YORK FASHION WEEK A PARADE OF FANTASY TO THE DRUMBEAT OF REALITY
Overall, there were lots of colors, Frills, fringes, color-blocking, pink, fro-fro, florals galore, sheer and pinker. There was not one `stand-out’ trend that we can say `this is the look for the new season,’ but, several options were put on the table. Plus, the inclusivity of everyone getting a chance to shine – models of all shapes, color and sizes were seen during Fashion Week. It was sometimes an open book, where all were invited to read.
One of the biggest events of New York Fashion Week was the 50th Anniversary Celebration of designer RALPH LAUREN. Ralph hosted a grand Black-tie dinner and show at the historic Bethesda Fountain and Terrace in the heart of New York’s Central Park. The collection was made up of over 100 looks on a cast featuring an impressive cabine’ of multi-cultural models of all ages, in front of a dazzling array of front row guests including Oprah Winfrey, Iman, Bethann Hardison, Hillary Clinton, Robert De Niro, Stephen Spielberg, Calvin Klein, Diane Von Furstenberg and Donna Karan. The King of Classic American Style, Lauren showed everything, from his famed long patchwork skirts to his series of Army jackets and belted sweaters. Signature Lauren suits, fringed suede jackets, striped Ponchos and a complete section of Polo Ralph Lauren garments, ignited the extensive show under the star-lit, New York skyline.