Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman knocked themselves out again with gravity-defying dresses (a Marchesa staple at this point), laser-cut fabrics, and embroideries so royal they would have looked grand in the Topkapi Palace. Like many of their peers (such as Rodarte), the designers showed harem-pant jumpsuits for evening; will we see celebrities crossing over from gowns to dhoti-pants on the red carpet?

In any case, there are enough mind-boggling confections for Marchesa’s starlet fans to choose from – mostly in white, cream, and blush (all proving vastly popular colors for Spring) – with details in lace, teased and gathered chiffon, and sparkling webs of jewels. A black-and-white ombré tulle hand-painted gown with a skirt the width of a crater was a definite crowd pleaser. Closer to the end, there were deep, rich colours – painted with Spring flowers – in purple iris and midnight blue. Accessories obviously consisted of Christian Louboutin‘s fantastical creations – mostly shoe-boots and heavily embroidered sandals which were all made to match the gowns. These were paired with Marchesa clutches. What will they cultivate next season? One can only marvel. Hence the photo overload. Don’t hesitate to grab a glass of vino and click on everything.

Carlos Miele Runway NYFW
Carlos Miele‘s New York Fashion Week show was inspired by the fragility of butterflies and Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall,” the samba version, that is, performed by fellow Brazilian Bebel Gilberto. Somehow, I see it. Miele is huge for red-carpet value, always pulling out very sexy and glamorous pieces that hug curves and display camera-loving detailing. This season, he did sheer in the most perfect way and supported Ivanka Trump‘s jewelry by throwing in some of her rose-gold and cut-crystal necklaces. The wow piece was a one-shoulder black tulle gown that showcased Miele’s talent for hand-detailing via geometric spidery stitching and draped loops of fabric. Hubba hubba. View Post

Christian Siriano New York Fashion Week Runway
Christian Siriano wins day one of New York Fashion Week with a collection inspired by the rich cultures of Africa, India, and China. He may be a “Project Runway” kid, but – at twenty-four years old – he has all the fashion editors in the bag.

There were the ruffles we know he loves thrown on everything that wasn’t business chic, but my pick was a dramatic strapless buff evening dress with a sparkling embellished belt and huge billowing tulle ruffles reminiscent of the best Monique Lhuillier wedding gowns. The finale dress obviously the icing on the cake with volume, balloon hems, and gargantuan, asymmetrically draped tulle clouds with rough raw edges. View Post