Thursday, September 18, 2014
Our coverage of New York Fashion Week ends with one of the most memorable shows of the season. Michael Costello hit all the right notes with his Spring / Summer collection of swoon-worthy, flawless, red carpet gowns. Many of the dramatic gowns had that classic sense of beauty with traditionally flattering silhouettes, but they all had a Michael Costello flair, through masterful drapery, use of beading and lace, exaggerating the shoulders or adding a plunging neckline. Even the sheerest of dresses looks elegant but undeniably sexy – the perfect reminder of why Beyonce wore his design to the 2014 Grammys. Most obsessed with: the mint green floral number with a high center slit and dramatic train styled with pulled back sleek hair and topped with a golden crown.
All photos from Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Mexican designer Ricardo Seco’s DREAM collection was the epitome of NYC cool kid chic. Loosely fitted black and white shapes served as the perfect blank canvas for hand-beaded embellishments. The beading was bold and geometric, tying in symbols of Wixárika culture. Highlights: clean white zip-up jumpsuit, custom-beaded New Balance sneakers, and of course, the too-beautiful-to-cruise-on skateboards. Seco ended the show staged in 7 World Trade Center by raising the shades behind the models, causing a dramatic change in lighting and revealing the 9/11 Memorial below.
All photos from Amanda Wigen.