NY Fashion Week: Old trends still in

Gwendolyn Ducre

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New York began September right with the most notable designers around the world giving their diagnostic to this year’s fall fashion emergency.

Over 200 of the most favorable designers were there to showcase their Fall 2012, Spring 2013 and Summer 2013 fashion lines.

A few of my personal favorites like Calvin Klein, Rachel Zoe, Micheal Kors, Ralph Lauren, and Vera Wang all showed up.

Ralph Lauren took us on a voyage to Mexico.  His line included laced and crocheted vests with Mexican cultural ponchos. The ponchos were made up of wool-like material with red, yellow, green and black patterns.

The models’ accessories looked hand crafted with Mexican colored beading.

The run was old town chic, and the models walked to the beat of Latin music. Very up-tempo and spicy.

Vera Wang outdid herself with black and brown sheared minks. They were fabulous and minks are always a recycled trend for the winter but too safe for your fall runway look. I’ll stick to my faux-minks, thank you.

Wang did some disappointment to the soul with her sheered skirts.

The long skirts were as thin as the models wearing them. I’m sorry, but how are see-through fabrics supposed to keep me warm this fall and winter?

If you spent your entire spring and summer color blocking, don’t panic.

Diane Von Furstenberg took care of the fall color blocking look for the season.

Furstenberg is typically more of your contemporary, fun and flirty designer.

She brilliantly used summer trends and transitioned them to use for fall looks.

Her evening gowns were beautiful and designed for all types of figures.

My favorite gown was her V-neck long red dress with a twisted accent on the front below the waistline.