As all my fashion lovers may know, this week marks the begin of the semi- annual NY Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week! With a new location comes a new platform for designers to prove themselves, so this year is bond to be filled with breathtaking designs!

And the first designer to do just that was Christian Siriano. I’m always impressed with the air of sophistication that comes with Christian’s collections. I know with Christian that I can always expect refined looks in a controlled color story with luxe materials. Spring/summer 2011 did a fantastic job of incorporating subtle ruffles into most designs. One thing I also expect – but love! – is how Christian’s last few looks always up the drama. Siriano ended the show with a bright-red, one-shoulder tulle gown that looked like a walking bed of roses.

Color blocking and a slightly country take on tribal is the best way I can describe this collection from Vena Cava. The color blocking executed extremely well, so that the pieces from this line will be highly covetable, but it looks as though some pieces might not work for women with hips.

I felt a strong middle eastern influence with the billowing layers and slouchiness in the Richard Chai LOVE. Like Jasmine’s wardrobe if Disney had a fashion illustrator on the animation team. However, with the number of sheer pieces, which were stunning, any woman wearing a burqa in this style would be shot dead in her tracks. Another reason being Richard Chai’s layers highlight a woman’s chest, which keeping it completely under-wraps. It’s kind of genius.

[All photos from Style.com]





Mercedes Smith

My name is Mercedes C. Smith. I am a Bloomsburg University Senior who will be graduating May 2012 with a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications/Public Relations. Throughout my four years of college I have gained knowledge and the experience to go out into the PR industry and make my mark!