Monday, September 15, 2014
Stella Nolasco incorporated the vibrant colors and geometric patterns of Puerto Rico into her collection, using the blues of the ocean and sky and the orange and yellows of tropical flowers. She beautifully details her gowns with delicate beading, lace, and sequins. While two-piece gowns and cropped looks aren't new innovations, she adds her own spin by joining them together with an embroidered pattern.
All photos from Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Notable designer to celebrities such as Beyonce and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Carmen Marc Valvo celebrated the 25th anniversary of his line on Day Two of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. He excels in woman's evening wear: feminine, flattering, and all in the fit-and-flare style reminiscent of 1950's silhouettes. His floral patterns were flirty and bright, while his solids were chic and elegant with mesh cutouts. But how to rejuvenate the label in celebration of its 25th year? The designer surprised us all with the first inclusion of menswear in his collection. His logic was simple: he already makes his own shirts and pants, so why not make them for others? From sheer shirts with loud prints or cutouts, to tiny swimming trunks and a dazzling metallic tuxedo jacket, we welcome the addition and hope to see more.
All photos from WWD