Wednesday, February 6th
Knits were well-worked, and eveningwear was perfectly poised at Carlos Miele. The Brazilian Miele knows how to cater to the ladies who want to have fun with their clothes, without going overboard with ornamentation. He displayed amazing pleating skills on gowns, skirts, coats, and even sweaters in a color palette that jumped from moody greys to jewel tone blues, ruby reds, and sumptuous saffron. Our favorite look? This skirt and blouse combo that proves that you can still be incredibly sexy without dressing to the nines in an evening gown.
Thursday, February 7th
Minimalist to the max, Francisco Costa's Calvin Klein collection displayed precise tailoring skills in a largely monochromatic palette. It was leggings galore, adorning practically every look on the runway, and the makeup and hair matched the minimalism of the clothes – which gave a reassurance that the average woman who doesn't get a blow out everyday will look amazing in these clothes. For us, the fine detailing and amazing color of this blue belted dress was the show stopper.
Friday, February 8th
There's no denying that Marc Jacobs knows how to put on a show – from the elaborate set to the performance by Sonic Youth – it was a full sensory experience that only a Marc Jacobs show can produce. Oh yeah, and the fashion: it was a departure from seasons past, but embodied a retro approach with hats reminiscent of Paul Revere, punk, and great aristocrat dames. The collection literally flowed – there was heavy draping and loose fitting garments all around in a palette that ranged from heavy metallic to subdued pastels. We loved this peach coat and cream handbag, but are undecided whether we could pull off the hat.
-- Julia DiNardo