New York Fashion Week: Evening Wear

by R. Carnavale | September 11th, 2013 | Evening Wear

cropI don’t know about you, but I just love New York Fashion Week. This fall’s designer shows are better than usual, especially in the evening wear department. I can’t wait to try on the Spring/Summer 2014’s pastel colors and simple, modern styles. This show’s cat walks feature gorgeous outfits like Carmen Marc Valvo’s beaded evening wear to Shoji’s neoprene dresses and the flowing gowns in Max and Lubov Azria of BCBGMAXAZRIA’s collections. The Spring/Summer 2014 evening wear collections feature sophisticated, tailored chic, with a sexy urban edge in fabrics ranging from chiffon, silk, and neoprene, to latex and cotton. Neutral, earth tones and pastel colors are popular in the Spring/Summer 2014 collections. Here are some evening wear highlights from this week’s New York Fashion Week:

Carmen Marc Valvo–Think edgy athletic. Valvo’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection features a bright pink scuba-striped cocktail dress with a black hemline, a chevron print cocktail dresses in black and white with a black mesh bodice, and a sleeveless sheath cocktail dress with silver sequins on a black grid design.

Mara Hoffman‘s evening wear collection wows with bold rainbow colors and gorgeous, geometric hippie designs. Bohemian maxi dresses with flowy silhouettes.

Max and Lubov Azria of BCBGMAXAZRIA’s Spring/Summer 2014 evening wear collection features intricately cut soft and flowing dresses in cotton and chiffon, in black accented by watercolor pastels.

The Nicholas K collection draws inspiration from Native American clothing in earthy, soothing neutral colors, such white, gray, brown, and black. The evening wear features the layered look, with fuller pants and very long, full tops with tastefully-done plunging necklines and loose jackets. The brother and sister designers’ collection emphasizes flowing silhouettes that will flatter most women’s figures.

Tadashi Shoji’s collection whips up the “Wow!” factor with sensational flowing A-line gowns in pretty pastels and mesh and lace cocktail dresses in black or white.

Jill Stuart features the 1960s rock ‘n roll chic look with midriff-baring little black mini dresses in lacy mesh or leather cocktail dresses. Her collection also features biker girl chic little black dresses in leather and mesh and lingerie-inspired floaty dresses with floral trim.

Jason Wu‘s evening wear collection emphasizes the romantic and feminine red carpet look with gowns that feature the stylish lingerie look. Bias-cut, form-fitting silhouettes from the top to just above the knees end in big lace flounces at the hem. Bodices feature silver or gold beads and gowns are in neutral silvers, taupes, and beiges or subtle pastels.

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