There were enough sequins, beads, crystals, and mirrors at New York Fashion Week to rival a Vegas showgirl’s wardrobe closet. You can expect the red carpet to shine (literally) this season. With collections made for making an entrance, these five designers out sparkled the rest with their mix of Old Hollywood meets the Space Age.
His gowns look like they were designed by aliens and made for space priestesses. And I mean that in the most awesome way.
KEY PIECE: Organza column covered in a nebula of rainbow sequins.
WHO WE’RE LIKELY TO SEE WEARING ONE: Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchet
A palette of gold and champagne, with a few bright red pieces for good measure, like the candy apple column dress with sheer panel sides and full length gowns with metallic lace look painted on to the skin and a couple of frothy debutante gowns for younger starlets.
KEY PIECE: A shimmery pearl floor skimmer, with pink sequins splashing up from the hem.
WHO WE’RE LIKELY TO SEE WEARING ONE: Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, Charlize Theron
Photo: Marcus Tondo/GoRunway.com
Mad Men goes to the disco. For each style, she created a full-length version and a shorter cocktail length version. Mostly a neutral palette of black, silver, and gold with bright orange-coral for pops of color.
KEY PIECE: A simple white gown with an attached caplet dripping in crystals had a cool ice queen vibe that reminded me of Dominique in Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead.
WHO WE’RE LIKELY TO SEE WEARING ONE: Emma Stone, Cameron Diaz
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/GoRunway.com
Flowy caftans lent some dramatic movement to the catwalk. The gowns, whether black and white and accented with Swarovski, or bright beaded numbers in canary yellow, lime green, ice-pop orange, and vivid aqua, these dresses will not only demand attention, they’re scene stealers.
KEY PIECE: An aqua blue caftan with orange and gold beading around an empire waist and a plunging neckline
WHO WE’RE MOST LIKLEY TO SEE WEARING ONE: Kate Hudson, Nicole Ritchie
Photo: Courtesy of Farah Angsana
Caftans and sequin flowing gowns had a boho- other-worldy ancient queen look about them. Strutting down the runway, models looked like an ethereal coven of holy ruling women from the future.
KEY PIECE: A lemon yellow caftan with silvery sequin diamonds.
WHO WE’RE LIKELY TO SEE WEARING ONE: Rachel Zoe, Solange Knowles
(not too many actresses rock the boho look on the red carpet, but we think Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lawrence should give these a spin).
Photo: Alessandro Viero/GoRunway.com