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New York Fashion Week, Fall 2011: Day 6

Yesterday—day six of New York Fashion Week—was one of the biggest and best days yet thanks to a slew of shows, including (from left to right) Rodarte, Marc By Marc Jacobs, Diesel Black Gold, and Halston.


New York Fashion Week, Fall 2011: Day 6

Yesterday—day six of New York Fashion Week—was one of the biggest and best days yet thanks to a slew of shows, including (from left to right) Rodarte, Marc By Marc Jacobs, Diesel Black Gold, and Halston. Unsurprisingly, the Rodarte show was one of the hottest tickets of the day—celebrities such as Kirsten Dunst, Kanye West, Sofia Coppola and Karen Elson were all seated front row. Of course, that wasn’t the only show in high-demand by stars, which is why we have plenty to discuss! On that note, let’s get started.

As always, Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy had a cluster of references to draw from when putting together their fall collection. Among them, the American Plains, the Terrence Malick movie Days Of Heaven, the Wizard Of Oz. They translated these sources of inspiration into separates the color and texture of a wheat field, prairie dresses in off-white crochet, sheer flowing dresses with Victorian collars, long cornflower-blue coats, chunky mohair sweaters, and, happily, two sequined red ensembles reminiscent of the ruby red shoes in the Land of Oz.

It won’t surprise you to hear that the Marc By Marc Jacobs show was strongly inspired by a certain era in time. What may surprise you is the era: the seventies, with a twist of the forties. There was an oversized fur-collared wool coat in rust-brown. There was a chunky tangerine sweater layered over a chevron-printed velvet dress. There was a boldly-striped blanket coat that hit just below the knee. And these are just the first few looks. It doesn’t take much to realize that when fall arrives, this collection will be on all the Alexa Chung-inspired downtown types.

Day 6 Shows

  • A Détacher
  • Badgley Mischka
  • Bibhu Mohapatra
  • Dennis Basso
  • Diesel Black Gold
  • Frank Tell
  • Halston
  • Helmut Lang
  • Hervé Léger by Max Azria
  • J. Mendel
  • Jen Kao
  • Juan Carlos Obando
  • Karen Walker
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs
  • Narciso Rodriguez
  • Rachel Roy
  • RAD by Rad Hourani
  • Rodarte
  • Sophie Theallet
  • Tibi
  • Trias
  • TSE
  • Vera Wang

You can explore runway pictures and reviews from Fall 2011 on Style.com. Plus, don’t forget to keep up with New York Fashion Week via our NYFW Twitter list.

Photos: Feudiguaineri.com, GoRunway.com

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