Talk of the Tents

New York Fashion Week photos, live blogging, runway highlights and celebrities.

Mathieu Mirano, from Long Island, offers lingerie looks

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“Long Island is so beautiful. It’s like living in the woods,” said Mathieu Mirano, backstage at his Lincoln Center early morning presentation Monday. A Huntington native, Mirano, 22, was presenting his fourth New York Fashion Week show. While he said that Long Island didn’t directly affect his aesthetic, his mother, Pascale, did. “My mom is a quilter. She had all these pieces of material and I grew...

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Ralph Rucci wins the bronze

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Forget gold and silver -- Ralph Rucci is making a case for bronze this spring, with a series of dresses and jackets that may just win you over.

Let’s go straight to one of our faves -- a harness jersey dress, with skinny straps and horizontal slits cut right at the (low) neckline. It floated delicately as the model walked, hugging the figure in all the right places. And then there was...

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Zac Posen gets (very) romantic

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Nobody does romance like Zac Posen -- it’s part of the brand’s DNA, and perhaps what keeps his customers coming back, checking him out, despite a few bumpy seasons when the economy tumbled and we feared maybe he had, too. But the former infant terrible seemed to show a mature, refined side with this spring collection of pale florals, bias-cut satin gowns and sculpted, ruffled skirts.

Peach,...

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Vivienne Tam's tribute to Shanghai

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An ode to modern Shanghai -- Vivienne Tam’s spring line is inspired by China’s most pulsating, vibrant metropolis, and it’s evident in a lot of the looks she sent down the runway. There’s the skyline patterns on a crewneck sweater, and a lot of gritty black and white prints, and yet surprisingly this may be one of Vivienne Tam’s softest collections in years.

The China-born designer usually...

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Diane von Furstenberg: Wild things

Naomi Campbell strutted down the runway at the

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“Be your own oasis … an unexpected source of renewal, serenity and beauty,” read the intro to Diane von Furstenberg’s notes at her Sunday afternoon show at Lincoln Center. Suffice it to say, “serenity” was not in the mix (not that this was a bad thing).

Von Furstenberg’s show was a happy, rollicking affair -- celebs lining the front row bopping in their seats to this summer’s biggest pop hits....

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Tracy Reese: A Cuban Beat

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Tracy Reese’s fashion show invite included a video clip of Desi Arnaz as Ricky Ricardo playing “Babalu.” And the guys with the maracas and conga drums on the runway, along with the bags of plantain chips on the seats, well, you got a good idea that Reese had something Cuban up her pretty sleeve.

Indeed her optimistic, all-out fun Cuban-inspired collection virtually undulated with energy. Models,...

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DKNY: Celebrating a 25th birthday

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It’s hard to believe that the Donna Karan’s DKNY line has been around for 25 years -- it seems like only yesterday that the feisty brand was born. For her show on Sunday afternoon, Karan made one thing perfectly clear: Age has done nothing to dampen the spirits of the exuberant brand, which remains as relevant as ever.

Here boy-meets-girl repeatedly: boyfriend jackets, stretched white shirtdresses,...

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Lela Rose: Ladylike and lovely

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Lela Rose’ spring 2014 collection was built around Danish industrial designer Arne Jacobsen and the quirky geometry of mid 20th-century furniture. It was positively lovely, somehow straddling the divide between ladylike and refined, and romantic and hip.

The idea of architecture and furniture design was apparent in the perfectly clean, sculptural silhouettes, textured tweeds and stunning wood-grain...

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Herve Leger: Body-con and Nicki Minaj

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At Herve Leger, poured on body-con slithers that molded to every curve were, natch, out in full force --  these amped up with sexy cutouts (how could they be any sexier?), peplums, gold-tone zippers galore, fringe trim and wide, wide leather corsets. In some case cinched waists were so exaggerated that the models looked like comic book super heroines -- but hey, who doesn’t want to be Wonder...

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Altuzarra borrows from Boro. Boro?

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Inspiration for Altuzarra’s spring collection comes from Japanese Boro gear. You know…BORO. Yeah, he explained it in his program, but we had to look it up later. Boro is a term for ragged clothes or textiles worn by farmers and fishermen, patched and stitched together to make them last longer. Real clothes, with real purpose. It’s a far cry from today’s trend-driven, disposable fashion, but that’s...

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