Fashion Week-Part 2

Lela Rose, perhaps best known for her special-occasion dresses, is a heck of a sportswear designer, too. She proved that again Sunday morning, with a chic collection that neatly encapsulated the area between casual and luxury.
Highlights included loose-fitting blazers with interestingly rolled lapels, a color-blocked shift dress and deftly folded skirts.

Donna Karan, at New York Fashion Week. Out came the girls, chic and sporty, in urban neutrals and bold, bright colour. But, what was that peeking out from beneath their tailored city-shorts, cute, sash-waisted romper suits and little technicolour-floral shifts? A little hint of skin-tight, stretch-hose – not white, like the Guns ‘N” Roses frontman used to sport – but in flesh-tones and shocking pink, and unmistakably, belonging to the cycle-short family.
You read it here first! Cycle-shorts are the new leggings… They’re also a great way to disguise thigh-flab!

Spring romance filled Tracy Reese's runway Monday with fun and sometimes flirty dresses. The collection "blends fierce optimism and edgy romance," Reese said in her notes, in colors that ranged from purples to grays to oranges.The opening number was a sleeveless V-neck goldenrod dress with embroidery on the top and a drawstring at the waist to create a bubble skirt with pockets for a comfortable look.Other outfits included a spaghetti strap watercolor print dress with a poof at the bottom and ruching on the bust, paired with a long black sheer shawl draped over one shoulder.
Some of the flirtier pieces were a black sheer drapey dress with opaque polka dots worn over a pink slip, and a mini dress with spaghetti straps and colorful sequins on a black background.

Carolina Herrera showed transporting clothes — to a Latin dance beat — that had exotic rope and raffia details.
There were many textured fabrics, offered in a natural color palette that ranged from redwood brown to light stone. The occasional use of amber, rose and caramel were made to match the "waning light cast at the end of a summer's day," Herrera said in her notes.
Her overall inspiration was baskets, she explained. That translated well into a strapless gown with a woven bodice and a quartz-colored dress that looks like a checkerboard of organza. Fully beaded rope-weave print shorts, paired with a subtle floral top, had the effect of snakeskin. She used the same beading on a cotton dress with a big bow in the back.

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