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By Mary Dooe

This season nothing was more important than ladylike simplicity and comfort, and in this vein Coventry’s head designer, Matthew Terry, hit the nail on the head. With subtle equestrian details (which I am still in love with) and a muted color palette featuring mainly white, black and grey, Perry’s true focus was texture and his soft knits were perfect for this upcoming fall. We look forward to more great work from this new designer.

L’Wren Scott
Ladylike skirts and heels have always been a staple for any woman’s wardrobe, and this Fall is as good a time as any to stock up on essentials. Tired of bigger named designers already well entrenched in the whole pencil skirt world, I was struck by the excellent ways in which the designer made every curve visible and more importantly, enticing. Even the Elvira inspired slinky black dresses caught my eye.

Susan Cianciolo
The eco-friendly designer brought fashion and eco-types together at Tela design studio for an intimate showing of her eco-chic collection. Natural fibers met metallics in the perfect marriage of textures to create beautiful floor length dresses and bohemian style ensembles. Each model donned a different hairstyle and eyes that popped with a bright turquoise shadow to compliment the softness of the collection. Essentially the boho chic look we’re all trying to pull off, except this time around it’s eco-friendly too.

Matthew Williamson
In a sea of black at almost every show, Matthew Williamson was a breath of fresh air amongst the cold, rainy and windy Manhattan weather. No one quite did color as well as Williamson for this fall season (honorable mentions to Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors, of course). The oversize sweaters and coats, in prints that would be at home on the set of The Cosby Show, were especially endearing, as were the intricate beadwork and hearty use of animal print.

Rag & Bone
I do, however, enjoy a good all black and blue wardrobe now and then, and Rag & Bone created clothes with a modern crispness that has come to be expected from Marcus Wainwright and Nathan Bogle. They put their own spin on classics like blazers, blue button downs, and pleated skirts, and somehow managed to make it all clandestinely sexy (not in the Britney Spears school girl kind of way). My favorite pieces were the little grey jackets, in cuts ranging from bomber to circus trainer.

Originally published February 2009
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