A week of high-end fashion has come to a close as Mercedes Benz Fashion Week wrapped up Thursday evening with its final shows. New York Fashion week ran from Feb. 10 through Feb. 17 at Lincoln Park.
Some of the final designers to present fashions last night included Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani, Son Jung Wan and Ivana Helskinki.
Neutral colors were evident in a number of runway shows throughout the week. It started on day one with Nicholas K, who blended urban and military looks. Colors such as gray and crème with a hint of purple were definitely a trend.
These colors and themes could also be detected in Donna Karan's collection as well as in the clothes by designer Michael Kors. Kors began his career in 1981 and celebrated the his 30 years in style with his runway show at Fashion Week.
Kors accessorized his classic silhouettes with high skirt slits, draping dresses and deep necklines.
A highlight of the week was definitely Betsey Johnson's show. This designer knows how to make her show the life of the party. Johnson, who has been showing her collection for over 40 years, showcased 70 looks and was attended by a number of celebrities in the front row.
Blasting Kiss by Prince, the designer sent professional models then women off the street down the runway donning her signature bold colors and wild patterns. The theme of the show was He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not.
Another highlight was the fashion presented by Oscar de la Renta. His classic, elegant and feminine pieces were spiced up with some bold prints and loud colors.
Fashion week is more than just the fashion presented. The runway shows are a hub for A-list celebrities.
Celebrities that attended the fashion shows included Kate Bosworth, Debra Messing, Anjelica Huston, Emma Roberts, Michael Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, Vanessa Hudgens, Kanye West, Julia Stiles, Fergie and Sophia Bush.
While the official Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is now over, there is still more fashion to be seen in New York. This weekend is the Williamsburg Fashion Weekend, which will showcase a collection of clothes from young, up and coming designers and artists.
It will be held at the Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn. Doors open at 8 p.m. on Friday and the event is open to the public. The cost is $8. It is recommended to show up early to secure a spot.
After taking in all the fashion and the new styles, kick back, relax and go shopping.
See you again in September, fashionistas.