Sunday, February 05, 2006

Fashion Week Day Three: It's all about the Volume

Playing with volume was clearly a favorite past-time of New York designers this winter. The shows today have only reinforced the trend, which is shaping up to be one of the biggest fall stories. It's one of the easiest trends to tailor to your own body and style, as well. There's a choice of full skirts, bubble skirts, puffed sleeves, and trapeze dresses (and more is sure to come as the shows continue).

Here are some of the Fashionable Kiffen's favorite looks from the shows today:

These three ensembles are by ThreeAsFour, one of the more risky design teams. Although voluminous ruffles like this are quite difficult to wear, these looks are actually very flattering and interesting (definitely not for everyone, however).

Diane Von Furstenberg delivered a decent showing full of her typical prints and feminine dresses. There were some fantastic pieces, but overall the show was unspectacular. Y&Kei showed fun, festive dresses and coats destined for the red carpet, many with a metallic finish.

Jenni Kayne proved herself a master of the fitted little jacket, showing several beautifully cut versions in a somber palette.

Sari Gueron also created several dresses sure to be a success in Hollywood - subtle, nicely detailed gowns with a vintage feel in a monochromatic array of blacks and whites.

Visit the Fashionable Kiffen tomorrow for the latest from Bryant Park.

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