Pre-show at Gareth Pugh, Bill Cunningham was seen asking Colette’s Sarah Lerfel to kindly get up from her front row seat so that he might climb over the bench seating to take several photos of a woman in standing wearing an inventive fascinator. Nevermind that the show was about to start. Only King Cunningham could get away with such tactics! Whatever it takes to get the shot.
Dries Van Noten: Layering, textures and prints were the focus for Fall at Dries Van Noten. While there were enough dark tones (variations on noir, really) Southeast Asia felt like a touchstone as well, with traditional silhouettes, a la tunic-like skirts and dresses worn over pants, and tropical floral prints. To wit: A menswear inspired navy suit was worn with a knee-length matching skirt with a floral embroidered jacket, a tiered champagne-hued dress worn over suit pants, and a blue button-down topped off with a navy, yellow, and brown striped jacket with similar embroidery and a wide-striped tunic worn over matching trou. Floral prints were also seen in pant suits; ditto for the ’70s-style tiered and flowing island-style dress, or a grey periwinkle floral coat worn over pink pants of a similar pattern. One navy tier-skirted dress worn over grey pants even came embroidered with a gekko on the shoulder. Evening wear took flight with a series of ostrich feather-adorned looks, like a flamingo pink and canary yellow ombre shift dress, or a white button down worn with a khaki feathered floor-length skirt that dusted the runway. Transported indeed!