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Sherri Hill Shows Her Fall/Winter 2019 Collection At New York Fashion Week

Sherri Hill’s Fall 2019 collection kicks off the show with dazzling embellished dollar signs on plush black velvet, a perfect representation of the overall theme-pure luxury. Geometric print beading in fun multicolor as well as classic black and white are reminiscent of the 80’s and 90’s, major trends for the season. Embellished head-to-toe animal print brings a sense of power and fierceness to the runway.” From Sherri Hill

“The featured colors this season–bright warm yellow, eccentric chartreuse green, and bold fuchsia–are as unique as the collection itself. Shades of blue also turn heads in this collection, from pale and icy to rich sapphire. Deep red gowns with gold beading emulate the opulence of Baroque fashions. Light and airy chiffon skirts walk alongside fitted gowns dripping in sparkle. Unique necklines flatter the décolletage and deliver high fashion elegance. The show’s finale gowns include sheer ivory and nude, as we’ll as the major show stopper–metallic pale gold.” From Sherri Hill

 
Halpern - Glamour Returns In An Explosion Of Multicolored Sequins

People are celebrating the discovery of the 30 year-old designer Michael Halpern who is selling through at Bergdorf Goodman in his first season. “I’m not really quite sure I’ve seen this happen, straight out of the gate, for a designer who isn’t known,” said Linda Fargo of Bergdorf Goodman. “That is special.” Born and raised in New York, Halpern studied fashion design at Parsons School of Design, before working at J. Mendel and Oscar de la Renta, and later studying at Central Saint Martins in London. His MA collection at Central Saint Martins in 2016 won him the attention of everyone from Donatella Versace (Halpern now consults on Atelier Versace’s couture collections) to US Vogue’s Sarah Mower and Beyoncé. His debut presentation followed in February 2017 – a hot ticket at London fashion week. (Excerpts from Vogue and MatchesFashion.com)

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“When the world started going a bit crazy, that’s when I started doing more colour ... I felt like it needed to be there”

Halpern's rose-gold sequin-embellished trousers are the perfect fusion of disco glamour and couture-salon sophistication. Under artificial light at night, his clothes come alive. The collection is now available at Bergdorf Goodman and MatchesFashion.com.

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"To be able to put something shiny on, it’s almost like armour" 

"I love Bob Mackie, I think he was super revolutionary... The collection is absolutely very niche, you have to have a certain look and mentality to wear it for sure... it has a chintz factor, but it’s meant to be subversive and not so literal. In London, NYC and Los Angeles, I see people wearing the pieces with a vintage concert T-shirt and sneakers – I think that would be great. Or wearing a jumpsuit with a denim jacket over it, that would be cool."

The Halpern Spring/Summer 2018 RTW collection was shown in the London Palladium during London Fashion Week:

Images Sources: Vogue.com and MatchesFashion.com

Elizabeth Kennedy dazzles with her gowns at NYFW Spring 2018 RTW

Elizabeth Kennedy ’s Spring collection dazzles. At the urging of Bergdorf Goodman, Elizabeth debuted her first evening wear collection in 2012. Prior to that she designed in-demand couture for BG’s clients and headed Donna Karen Atelier. For the Spring 2018 RTW collection she mentions René Magritte as a creative influence.

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