Milly by Michelle Smith Runway NYFW Barbara Palvin
I love Milly (and designer Michelle Smith) for the happy print dresses, statement coats, and knits in bold colors – and again for spring, that’s what we saw. Nice of New York Fashion Week to remind us that stability can be a great thing.

This time, the collection inspired by Peggy Guggenheim featured an eccentric mix of striking florals, tribal accents, and strong geometrics, all mixed and matched with both slender and full skirts and dresses, maxi-dresses, knee-length shorts, and wide-leg trousers. Clothes came in a range of fun colors like kelly green, sunny orange, and tomato red mixed in with white, navy, and tan. And, with a big 10th-anniversary year planned in 2011, Milly is clearly going dress right with the launch of her handbags, jewelry, and Milly Minis, for girls age 2 to 7. View Post

Tory Burch NYFW Runway
As a woman who is fashionably astute and also pop-culture savvy, Tory Burch always seems to know what women want to wear right now. For spring, the spirit of the ’70s is ringing out like your favourite Donna Summer tune, and the plugged-in designer turned up volume with a parade of fun and funky offerings for her New York Fashion Week show.

Jackets and coats featured cropped sleeves and, in some cases, bold gold buttons; pants were long and flared or tight and abbreviated; and blouses were billowing but not overwhelming. Bold colors such as navy, persimmon, and gold punctuated the landscape of the presentation, including on the designer herself. Amid a sea of people, the trendsetting Burch shined like the sun in a burnt-orange blouse with a matching leather three-quarter-length skirt. Booya. View Post