New York Fashion Week Runway Recap: Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Tracey Reese and Rodarte

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs streamed his show live on his website Monday night, another example of how fashion is becoming more accessible. He also left celebs off the invite list, which is refreshing as it allowed the audience to focus entirely on his clothes. Jacobs stuck to a simple, neutral palette, for the most part, with a few pops of yellow. It was a practical (but not boring) collection, with splashes of luxurious fur, sequins, and oversized bows. The show finished with some gorgeous gowns, which Rachel Zoe reportedly said she could definitely see on the red carpet, according to New York Magazine’s The Cut.
Zac Posen 
Zac Posen kept hemlines short and sweet this season, and his collection had a distinct 40s and 50s vibe. The first looks were toned down neutrals and soft colors, but by the end of the show dresses had turned hot pink with eye-catching prints. Posen seemed to design pieces that were more buy-now-to-wear-now for fall, and his collection didn’t include any evening gowns. This is probably due to his company’s recent financial woes, caused by the economic recession. But whatever problems he’s having, his pieces were still designed for girls who want to have fun.
Tracey Reese

Designer Tracey Reese stayed true to her signature aesthetic for fall – her clothes were fun, flirty, youthful, and trendy. There were plenty of wearable party-ready frocks that are sure to be favorites among her customers. She accessorized with scarves, statement necklaces, long gloves, tights, and ankle boots. She stuck with trends that are already popular, but for her label it works.
Sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy sent models down the runway swathed in creative combinations of textures, fabrics, and prints. It was definitely one of the most memorable collections this season, and I can’t help but think that it was heavily influenced by personal style bloggers like Tavi. The asymmetrical draping and lace tights and sleeves were pretty, and the wrapped sweaters looked cozy. The last few looks consisted of flowy, almost other-worldy white gowns. Overall, this collection is not for the girl who is looking to play it safe.or keep things simple – it’s for those who want to push the limits and be creative with their style.
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