Raising money for Haiti is easy when fashion’s involved. After Naomi Campbell’s fashion show Friday night where the finale featured CFDA’s Fashion for Haiti must have tees, we all had a little fashion hangover from fabulousness of it all. However, Saturday’s full schedule of heavy hitters set us straight, and thirsting for more. Lucky for us, we were sated.
Peter Som’s colors for fall are a jewel-hued symphony – all the better for his uptown bohemian who is not afraid to pair her sensible sheath with a tulle underskirt. Pieced mesh dresses and sublime slim pants by Flora Gill and Alexa Adams for Ohne Title were must-have signature pieces for the season. ADAM by Adam Lippes improved by leaps and bounds this season, showing a completely cohesive collection inspired by a parachute, instead of his usual great items. Alexander Wang’s deconstructed Wall Street study offered looks that ranged from sexy to layered up, but it was his chenille sweaters and leggings that made our hearts beat faster.
Vivienne Tam’s study of the Chinese zodiac signs resulted in the manipulation of fabric for volume’s sake. Ruffles, pleats and shredded fabric skirts answered the call. CFDA fashion incubator designer Prabal Gurung’s graphic color blocking made a bold statement for his day wear, while his signature tailored ruffle was updated for evening. Red carpet anyone? Showing clothes that are edgy, yet look soft, CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund finalist Gary Graham walked a fine line, veering onto the side of feminine, but very complex looks.