Talk of the Tents

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Marc Jacobs goes sunbathing

Models at Marc Jacobs Fall 2013 show at

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Half the fun of attending a Marc Jacobs fashion show is deciphering what it all means. It’s never easy.

Just walking into his Fall 2013 show at the Lexington Avenue Armory Thursday night — the final show of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week — begged the question: Why is that giant, blinding circle of light hanging in the middle of the armory, and making everyone look jaundiced? A “Land of the Midnight...

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A military moment at Calvin Klein

Models show off designs by Calvin Klein during

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Statement coats with strong defined cuts and big, solid gold buckles gave more than a hint about what Francisco Costa was thinking for fall 2013: Military.

After his show on Thursday afternoon, Costa said he was inspired by the Andrei Tarkovsky 1962 Russian movie, “Ivan’s Childhood,” about one boy’s traumatic journey through World War II. Of the collection he said, “It’s male-female and very...

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Ralph Lauren: A romantic revolutionary

Ralph Lauren showed about 15 evening looks during

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Ralph Lauren had timeless heroines who were independent and bold on his mind at his Friday morning downtown show on the last day of New York Fashion week.

His runway unfolded like a movie about some rebellious beauty during the Russian Revolution trapped at a seaside village where she dressed in black nautical garb – shapely coats, a crested officer’s jacket, sailor pants, breeches, fisherman’s...

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J. Mendel: Furs, gowns and a little bit of 'tude

Fashion pundits were predicting that looks from the

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Though he started as a fur man, Gilles Mendel’s elegant eveningwear has become a staple on the red carpet, and after his show at the tents at Lincoln Center Wednesday afternoon, fashion pundits were predicting that looks from this collection will appear on the red carpet at the Academy Awards. A body conscious blue silk crepe asymmetrical draped gown had everything a star could ever need to make...

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Bibhu Mohapatra: One to watch

Bibhu Mohapatra's Fall Fashion 2013 collection at Lincoln

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Bibhu Mohapatra’s star has continued to rise as fashion insiders and outsiders say his name with reverence (it’s kind of fun to say in any case, “Bibhu,”) and since one of the highest profile woman in the world wore one of his dresses on national television . . . yep, Michelle Obama.

At his early morning show at the tents at Lincoln Center on Wednesday, Mohapatra was inspired, said notes,...

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Marchesa: A painting come to life

The Marchesa Fall 2013 collection, shown at the

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Designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig put out a poetic collection of evening wear on a runway at the New York Public Library on Wednesday night. Inspired, said notes, by a 17th century equestrian portrait by Francisco de Goya.

It was elaborate ornate and very romantic. There were billowing gauze shirts overlaying intricate threadwork. Dramatic big capes and duchess satin...

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Nanette Lepore’s space travel

Designer Nanette Lepore's Fall 2013 collection was inspired

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You expect Nanette Lepore to have some kind of boho-vintagey vibe going on at her shows, but on Wednesday at the tents she took a more futuristic stance: she was inspired by the Mars Rover.

We loved the iridescent textured top shown beneath a black wool coat and set off by a Space Age hologram handbag and shoes. And high tech jackets and coats that looked like leather were actually coated...

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Holograms light up the runway at Milly

Milly designer Michelle Smith's Fall 2013 collection translated

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The sun hadn't yet set on Manhattan when designer Michelle Smith showed her Milly Fall 2013 line at Lincoln Center on Wednesday afternoon, but the urban landscape at night is what inspired her.

Smith translated the bright lights, shadows of skyscrapers and luminescent billboards into metallic black and charcoal dresses, hologram skirts, pullovers and clutches that lit up the runway in shiny...

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Michael Kors: Survival of the chicest

The piece de resistance at Michael Kors' Fall

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Urban athleticism mixed with Park Avenue polish -- that’s what Michael Kors was thinking for Fall 2013, which he was designing during superstorm Sandy. And with homes in downtown Manhattan and on Long Island, this seemed to put him in a survivalist mode.

So boom! His runway opened with some seriously high-voltage colors such as taxi yellow, safety vest orange and cobalt, and plenty of luxed-up...

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Clover Canyon goes to Russia, with style

Called “Winter Palace,” Clover Canyon's Fall 2013 collection

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The folks at Clover Canyon may design, cut and sew their clothes in sunny California, but the new brand has Russia on the brain for fall.

Called “Winter Palace,” the line takes inspiration from the land of Baryshnikov and Tolstoy, using prints derived from photos of everything from grand architecture to dramatic vistas, from the Siberian plains to the stage of the Ballets Russes. The ornate...

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