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style + fashion

the art of getting dressed.

nyfw ss11: day eight highlights!

Caitlin Surakitbanharn

the final day of new york fashion week came, and while everyone was exhausted..some of the most beautiful work of the week gave us a better jolt than our lattes did!!!


jeremy laing: the adorable mr. laing said that his inspiration was the flag he sees fluttering every morning outside his bedroom window, and the garment architect took a very bold, iconic image and use it to create an incredibly feminine, but not too literal, collection.  flag chic, if you will.  the cuts of the dresses and tops are billowing and flowing, but tailored sharply in certain places so as not too lose the shape of a woman's body.  a few dresses had thoughtful cutouts along the small of the back or along the stomach, exposing the delicateness of the areas, and then a few had a micro-mini 'band' of fabric hugging the hips..again giving a girl some shape amongst the artful draping. and only jeremy laing can mix leather and linen..honestly. my personal favorite is the well-draped grey almost-grecian minidress with the pop of coral silk along the right shoulder.  i think it's super chic, really flattering, and edgy without losing it's femininity.  bravo, jeremy laing.  it was in my top 3 this week, no contest!



oscar de la renta: total red carpet glamour.  like...there's nothing else to say about OdLR.  the legend showed about 64 looks for what closed up new york fashion week for most people, but it's the ball gowns that totally shut it down.  the structure..my goodness.  the details...unreal.  the swandown skirt on that cocktail dress made even sarah jessica parker literally swoon in her front row seat. throughout the show, the models carried carnations in their handbags, a charming touch, and even some of the ball gowns had a carnations worked into them.  and miss karlie kloss, who closed the show...whew. girl can walk.

well..that wraps nyfw up!  what a crazy 8 days!  some beautiful clothes, a whole lot of white, and some wonderful collections from some up and comers, showing lots and lots of promise!  highlights from london, milan, and paris will surely be coming.  these four weeks are like the Olympics for us fashion slaves... 
much much love!!