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Lest you forget, across the country New York Fashion Week is in full swing. So you don't miss a thing, we'll be highlighting the best of the shows from our sister site Racked National right here.
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· Tibi: "We entered the Tibi's Fashion Week show expecting a catwalk filled with Tibi's signature brightly colored solids and patterns. We didn't find many. Smilovic has been slowly veering away from her roots. Although the collection included a few patterns, like a fabulous black and white one with birds on it, most of the garments were solids." [Full Review]
· Rachel Zoe: "Rachel's styles haven't changed dramatically from her first collection. They still include a bit of a Charlie's Angels '70s vibe, but this time it's overshadowed by a '60s Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull rocker influence." [Full Review]
· Christian Siriano: "The colors black, red, and winter white dominated, with the same shades echoed in the models' makeup. The standout girl, shod in Siriano's Payless shoe collab like the others, was a redhead who evoked the look of True Blood's Jessica character. Let's get it straight, however; Siriano cites vampire bats, not vampire humans, as his muses." [Full Review]
· Erin by Erin Fetherston: "If Yigal Azrouël is for the cool girl and Nicholas K is for the rugged cowgirl, then Erin Fetherston's collection is for the girl everyone loves—cute with a touch of cheek, buttoned up with a rhinestone embellishment. The variety of the collection promises something for almost every occasion. Dresses in gold, copper, black, jade, and cream were punctuated with a silk chiffon pattern or knit, each managing a casual elegance. [Full Review]
· Doo.Ri: "The program notes said straight up that the collection was inspired by Butoh, and notes of modern dance were pretty unmistakable. A balletic palette of ice grey, pale pink, and winter ivory; lots of Chung's signature draping; and slick ballerina buns on the models drove the point home. We thought it was gorgeous." [Full Review]
· Yigal Azrouël: "Yesterday, we stopped by the Highline Stages for Yigal Azrouël's fall 2012 show, and what we found was a wardrobe straight out of the closet of the coolest girl you know. And perhaps for a good reason: Yigal's inspiration for the collection was French singer/actress Françoise Hardy. The dresses were knee-length and loose, though still crisp and clean, and the lambskin was masculine in jacket-form and more feminine when it appeared on a dress." [Full Review]
· Richard Chai: "This is the time designers trot out the rich leathers, sweet, sweet outerwear and the occasional fur. So it didn't come as a surprise yesterday when Richard Chai sent his models out stomping in Dr. Martens (on the women) and Palladium boots (his own collab, on the men), and hunkered down deep into winter coats that look as though they can actually take on the elements." [Full Review]