Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Fall 2010: Midweek Round Up

 The moral may be down, but the tents are up at Bryant Park, and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is in full force this week in NYC. Between heavy snowfall, falling models-Aggy -darlin’ it’s catWALK, and celebs, editors and teenage blogging sensations jockeying for front row seats, there is never a dull moment. Like any fashion hawk, I’ve been glued to the show coverage and have observed some prominent trends at the mid-week mark.

 

 

JUMPSUITS: Nearly every show thus far has featured some variation on the jumpsuit. I say any piece that grants a complete outfit is worth the invest.   

Acne. Fall 2010 RTW: Jumpsuit

Cynthia Rowley Fall 201 RTW: Jumpsuit

Elise Overland Fall 2010 RTW: Jumpsuit

Cynthia Steffe Fall 2010 RTW: Jumpsuit

Charlotte Ronson Fall 2010 RTW: Jumpsuit

 

DRAPING: Yes I WILL have another! Hallelujah ladies, as when it come to dressing, draping is this year’s answer to last year’s body-con. Fashionistas everywhere are sighing a collective relief for the new crop of party frocks, which will not only enable us to exhale comfortably, but with added wriggle-room may be the chief enabler at this year’s soires. Cheers to that! 

Gary Graham Fall 2010 RTW: Draping

Malandrino Fall 2010 RTW: Draping

VPL Fall 2010 RTW: Draping

Kimberly Ovtiz Fall 2010 RTW: Draping

 

EQUESTRIAN BELTS: When Mary Kate Olsen rocked this look a few weeks back, there was no doubt that it was sure to be note-worthly for 2010. Clean and classic, this simple leather belt manages to anchor not only a heavy-duty outerwear, but the most delicate of dresses with edgy sophistication. 

Preen Fall 2010 RTW: Equestrian belt

Peter Som Fall 2010 RTW: Equestrian Belt

 

LINGERIE: As I mentioned last month, the unmentionables are on the forefront this year, which was only re-enforced during the course of this week. At Preen (my fav), the look was unapologetic with the bra taking centre stage, resulting in the most gorgeous confection- oh la la.

VPL Fall 2010 RTW: Lingerie

Preen Fall 2010 RTW: Lingerie

ADAM Fall 2010 RTW: Bustier top

 

 EMBELLISHED FOREARMS: It appears that designers are finally tiring of the embellished shoulder (80’s, I shed a little tear for you…) with focus moving south to the forearm and beyond, as sleeves, cuffs and gloves were the main focus in many shows.  

ADAM Fall 2010 RTW: Embellished Forearm

Lutz & Patmos Fall 2010 RTW: Arm Warmers

Carolina Herrera Fall 2010 RTW: Sleeve focus

Chris Benz Fall 2010 RTW: Extreme Mittens

More to come….

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