Runway Roundup Day 6: From Burch and Mischka to Malandrino and More!
Posted Wednesday September 11, 2013 6:02 AM GMT
We just wrapped New York Fashion Week day six — and while the bi-annual event is nearing it's end, the shows keep growing momentum.
Just why was the runway so haute? Tory Burch, for one. The captivating collection was inspired by the easy glamour of the French Riviera, and boasted delicate floral prints and grassy-green hues. With a runway designed to look like water, models paraded down the catwalk with purses full of flowers— all of which was seen by a star-studded front row.
Next up was J. Crew, who presented a set full of poppy florals, bursts of eye-catching color and wearable, flattering cuts. While it may sound reminiscent of the old, the detailing and styling was tweaked to create something totally new!
Finally, it was time to dive in — to the decadent designs of Badgley Mischka, that is. The label's Spring 2014 collection was inspired by a mix of glamorous black-and-white seaside photography of the 20s and 30s with the majestic essence of the modern mermaid. From head to hem, the designs were made for the red carpet.
When it came to makeup, head artist Tom Pecheux made a splash with blue eyeshadow, winged liner, "a la Badgley Mischka glamour,” and coral lips. As for whether this look is really wearable for the rest of us? YES! He says be fresh-faced but update your look with bursts of color.
As for hair, stylist Peter Gray wanted the glam of Mischka's show to carry over into this fall. Forget ponytails, ladies! It's all about big, beautiful hair for the months ahead.
And while Deborah Lippmann focused on pretty pastels for this showcase, she told us backstage that it's still all about the glitter polish for the holiday season. A reason to sparkle? We'll take it!
After all the backstage action we needed a pick-me-up, so we headed to the Colgate Optic White Beauty Bar. Fashionistas were able to get makeup touch-ups and blowouts thanks to Keratin Complex, and to complete the look, a mani station was nearby. Of course, there were healthy snacks — and for those of us not working, a cocktail bar. We stuck to some good old-fashioned coffee to keep us rockin’ and rollin’ all the way over to our next show.
Following our midday pampering session, we closed the day backstage with Catherine Malandrino. The designer was prepping her models, not only for the show, but also for her Spring look book shoot. As she was primping, we couldn’t help but notice the gorgeous flowing nautical-inspired skirts and dresses. Malandrino told us her collection was inspired by the regatta in St. Tropez. “I feel that in the south of France you have a color palette, you have the wind, you have a poetry that is very unique," she said.
Over all, day six ran strong — and with Nanette Lepore up first for Wednesday, we can only imagine what day seven will entail. Stay tuned.