Herve Leger
This exquisite show was exactly what we desire from Herve Leger. The classic bandage silhouettes we love were given a fresh interpretation with cutouts, pantsuits, flounces, and bell sleeves. There were lots of scooped out backs and exposed shoulders. The pantsuit versions felt especially new  and exciting – sleek shapes with the same fabrications as the dresses, fitted snuggly over the upper legs and then flared out into sweeping bell-bottoms. Pants worn under dresses, some colors and shimmer, a perfect pink and some sparkling black, but the show was dominated by feminine neutrals and whites, executed masterfully with dark detailing, studs, woven thread work.The models’ hair was all braided in the front and side swept neatly, with thin wisps around the face. Make up was natural and pretty, contrasting with the very sexy and glamorous clothes.
Lydia Hope Samson
BCBGMAXAZRIA let us fall into a trance under a canopy of daunting celling heights, magnifying the electricity of ‘cool.’ A warming filled sunset cascaded its lights over an exponentially elevated room while the smell of a 1970s blissful freedom filled the air.A stage set for a vintage cotton candy Californian Boho skateboard kind of freedom. The girls set an individualistic characterizing tone with their bucket hats, perfectly contrasting balance and paved footsteps with scrunched fringed leg warmer-like moccasins. A liberating spirit welcomed an echoed expressway of collectively unabashed eclectic blend of wide ranging colors, mixed prints and collaborating woven textures.

Elongated bell striped flares, glistened with touches of brocaded metallics, just the right amount of shine to weave into its colorful and tie-dyed counterparts. The silhouettes ran from boxy oversized, to a slender slim carefree ruffled frill. The rugged renegade of an effortless summer stain. You simply wanted to adopt the coolness of their airy blissful attitude.

Quintessential quilting, patchwork and knits, rich compositions and patterned embroidery introduced an expressive energy and confident edge. Gradients, marbled textiles and pastel garden delights of color were the perfectly seasoned mixings to a feather weight glide of mixed proportions.

Chaunielle Brown