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Femininity rules the runways at day 3 of NYFW

By Kristopher Fraser


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Day three of New York Fashion week rolled along, and it was all about the femininity.

This morning, Jill Stuart showed her ability for creating soft textured and giving women that perfect level of femininity with her clothes is worthy of high praise. While the designer could have stood to pair down on the studded belts and chokers, her skills with embellishments and adding ruffled details to clothes helped create an exquisite collection that would allow a woman to find a balance of power and delicate femininity in her clothing.

Herve Leger seems to be the brand that has opted to rebel against the layering trend. They have also moved away from the beaded aesthetic that was similar to Balmain's that they had last season. Instead, they found their inspiration in ocean blues and their usual unapologetic sex appeal.

To continue the evolution of their famous bandage dress, this season, designer Lubov Azria added grommets, safety pin details, fringe, and chains so customers would have something new to look forward to. Other highlights of the collection included and indigo eyelet fringe dress and a bare eyelet fringe dress. Eyelets are slowly becoming a more prominent aesthetic choice for the brand, and with so few designers using them, it helps set hem apart from other luxury brands.

If there is a brand who can affirm that women can be both sexy and sophisticated, look no further than Herve Leger.

Monique Lhuillier, Jill Stuart, Herve Leger, and Son Jung Wan send beautiful, feminine looks down the runway at New York Fashion Week

This season's princess of wool and fur was designer Son Jong Wan. The designer sent several looks down the runway that were the pinnacle of new age futuristic luxury. Her first look was a pink wool jacket with raccoon fur and pink and grey patent leather pants.

Jung Wan appears to be a fan of the pastel colors, light blues, and soft pinks which give her luxurious looks a more futuristic look. She is also excellent at adding opulent details to her garments, such as a the rex fur sleeve detail on her navy wool coat, and her pink wool coat with buckle details and shearling sleeves. If there is a designer who lived by the belief that "it's all in the details," it is Jung Wan. She is certainly one to watch, because people are sure to notice that she is doing these elaborate details in a way very few other designers are.

The queen of the night was Monique Lhuillier. This season, the designer's collection was inspired by the eccentric woman who is cool, relaxed, and rock 'n roll. That approach to the eccentric led to one of the most luxurious collections to go down the runway all week.

Lhuillier also took the opportunity this season to play with textures, creating stunning looks such as a dark amber fine Alpaca metallic knit rib sweater with floral petal embroidery, a blush crystal bouquet embroidered flowy midi dress, and a noir and jade Fil Coupe silk jacquard dot blouse. While she proved that she has prominent skills with textures, the looks that owned the night were the ones that had the red carpet season in mind.

Her blush metallic tapestry high-low gown with floral embroidery, and her cherry embroidered tulle tiered ball gown with blue bell lacquer floral embellishments transcended levels of even the finest Parisian haute couture.

The dress in her collection that completely dominated the show was the watercolor rose print silk gazar strapless ball gown with burgundy illusion tulle floral embroidered bodice. If there is anyone in Hollywood who needs a dress for the upcoming Academy Awards, perhaps a phone call to Lhuillier for this dress is in order.

Day three brought us the fearless, feminine, and fierce. The three most important f's in fashion.

Herve Leger
Jill Stuart
Monique Lhuillier
Son Jung Wan