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.
Herve Leger, Monique Lhuillier, Trina Turk, Gregory Parksinson, Rodarte, Rachel Zoe, Clover Canyon