Narciso Rodriguez: Clean lines and gorgeous color blocking are de rigueur for minimalism maestro Narciso Rodriguez. His Fall offering was no exception, starting with the first few looks, which were exceptionally cut and done in shades of poppy, magenta, and rust. Impeccable seaming prevailed on cap-sleeved frocks. Meanwhile, sharply-cut wool toppers were cheekily lined with coordinating colors, meant to be worn with chic insouciance: flapping open, perhaps sans a scarf. Work-apropos riffs on suiting managed to be simultaneously elegant and tastefully sensual, in sensible charcoals and blacks. Sparkle gets a subdued treatment under Rodriguez’s watch, with a series of earthily hued shifts and tops streaked with monotone metallic beading wrapping up the show.
Itâ€™s official: Sunday morning, pre-brunch showings are hands down the best events during fash week. If all of the necessary factors align, a designer can achieve something so close to perfection that it probably doesnâ€™t even matter what the clothes look like. (Although if they are amazing works of art, consider your mind blown.) Take Delpozo, for example. The venue: Skylight Limited on the 37th floor of a midtown highrise. Views of the cityâ€™s snow-covered rooftops and the Hudson River were only enhanced by the morningâ€™s crisp sunlight. The front row: Miroslava Duma, Lauren Santo Domingo, Taylor Tomasi Hill, Giovanna Bataglia, Indre Rockefellerâ€”the globeâ€™s chicest jet set were probably dressing up for brunch anyway, why not have them swing by a showing of your Fall collection first?