How Are Our L.A. Designers Doing at NY Fashion Week? Part 2.


We’re blushing. Our hometown designers continued to do Los Angeles proud at New York fashion week. Hervé Léger’s lineup featured their signature body-con bandage styles amped up with intricate beading, hardware and animal prints, and Monique Lhuillier sent an army of Oscar-worthy gowns out, dominated by deep emerald hues, the color of the moment. Trina Turk’s first ever New York fashion week showing felt more grownup than usual and had a decidedly seventies feel full of bright prints, while Gregory Parkinson’s take on fall meant drifting away from his usual color-driven collections in favor of blacks and jewel tones. Rodarte’s collection was guided by the designers’ nostalgia for growing up in Santa Cruz in the ‘80s and featured tie-dye and acid wash silk. In Rachel Zoe’s words, her collection was “English/seventies/equestrian” and included notable outerwear pieces, and Clover Canyon stunned with graphics-printed dresses fit for a Russian ballerina.