CAROLINA HERRERA

The show opened with a series of crisp white shirts, this is Herrera's personal signature, these were turned out in new shapes some accented with black velvet. There was a Victorian-meets-modern vibe to many looks with little black chiffon capelets, velvet bows and simple pleated skirts -- almost puritanical -- but amped up, in some cases, by black leather moto jackets. Our seatmates gave the nod to a sporty navy turtleneck topping a white cotton shirt with a long tail and black flannel pants ... "would kill for it," we think they said. For evening there were a series of pale pink numbers -- one dramatic cape gown, but the delicately laced teal looks had more power as did a dazzling multi-sequin tea length gown.

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DELPOZO

Known for its sculptural and voluminous looks, Delpozo somehow manages to marry size with softness, drama with a certain sense of delicacy.

For fall, their watchword seems to be "protection," from the long turtleneck base layers pulled up over a model's head like a medieval warrior (it looked actually quite cozy), to the handbags -- massive circular disks that look like spangly, sequined shields, and in which a gal can store her iPhone, lipstick, compact, and favorite pair of cymbals. Just the essentials.

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ALICE & OLIVIA

​Salman Rushdie's novel "The Enchantress of Florence" served as inspiration for Bendet's fall line, and with its exotic locales (Renaissance Florence and the Mughal Empire, India) it seems tailor-made for A+O's always colorful, eclectic vibe.

Leaping from the pages (via Bendet's clever imagination) -- lace tops and ruffle skirts, cavorting with double-take eye-catchers like a leather skirt depicting a Botticelli painting. (Bendet goosed the portrait master by giving the ladies in his painting gold glitter hair. Rock on, Ren faire gals!) Or there were those statement tees and jackets proclaiming "Wild Child," "Badass" and "Be the Change You Wish to See in the World." 

​(Joseph V. Amodio)(Credit: Getty Images / Rob Kim)


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