Fashion Weeks

New York Fashion Week Fall 2007


New York Fashion Week is in full swing! For a whole week the city of New York will be invaded with brilliant style stars, fashion, fashion parties, fun and the latest way to keep a Ladybrille woman warm yet fashionable. It has been day three of the shows and I am ready to begin giving my impressions:

BRILLIANT DESIGNERS, Feb. 2nd to 5th, 2007

{Photo Credit: Marcio Madiera}

The entire Perry Ellis Fall 2007 collection would make great gifts for the hot man in your life, hey Valentine is just around the corner. The modernly classic, masculine and sleek elegance of this lifestyle driven label shows why the brand is successful, season after season. For a relaxed casual look, Perry Ellis warmed the runways with stylish turtle necks and long sleeve ribbed sweaters. The sweaters were paired with comfortable fitting tailored tweed and cotton blend pants. Jackets were structured yet some playful with their cropped length. The business side of life was not left out as models strolled down the runway in casual masculine elegance in sharply tailored warm and inviting suits in muted tones of gray, creams and tan colors. Accessories completing the fall look included neck scarfs and travel tote like bags for a quick jump on the plane to that next important meeting.


{Photo courtesy of Frazer Harrison}

Naeem Khan has only been in business for two years yet, he gets it when it comes to dressing women. The designer who comes from a legacy of designers [his family having designed and dressed Indian royalties} showed a very royal collection for his Fall’07 collection. Bold colors including use of metallic silver and gold was a common theme. Naeem also expanded his collection to use of fluid, soft silk fabrics juxaposed with simple, clean very feminine long silhouettes. Overall, a very beautiful collection. It is no surprise that his design style and understanding a woman’s body helped in clinching the opportunity to design for the cast and likes of Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls. Brilliant, Naeem!

TRACY REESE {Photo Credit: Marcio Madeira}

Sexy, flirty, fun, confident, understands a woman’s curves and takes the Ladybrille woman from office to night out with friends or a hot date, in a very brilliant way! For Fall ’07, Tracy used red bold colors just as much as she did the trendy use of grays and tans. The luxurious feel of her fabrics where obvious by fabric selection of fine wool, among others, which draped nicely on the bodies of the models that strutted her runway. Her lines were clean, structured yet flirty and feminine. The Tracy Reese brand continues to grow as she diversifies and aligns herself with companies and products that help expand her brand name. For more of what personalities like Alicia Keys, Teri Higgins and Veronica Webb thought of Tracy’s Fall Collection, check out the video below:

Diane Von Furstenberg

DVF’s line really felt more like a visit to Africa although the theme was meant to be Latin inspired. Colorful bold design prints shaped into fun, playful and flirty silhouettes made it feel like designs that were Urban Africhic. Check out the video highlight:

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