From left: Sari Gueron, Marchesa, Thakoon.Getty Images and Imaxtree.com
Feathers are lending a touch of exotic whimsy to the fall collections. Sari Gueron added edge to her sweeping black evening gown with tuffs of black feathers at the neck and hemline. Thakoon punched up his cocktail attire with a feathered knee-length skirt. Marchesa's plumage — the most understated — was offered along the bust for a beautiful, swanlike effect. And while Rock & Republic's Muppet dress did offer an entire skirt made of peacock fringe, it's good to remember less is more.
Throughout the week, buyers from Bergdorf Goodman, Bird, Intermix, and Jeffrey New York will tell us which runway looks they plan to snatch up for fall. These are the first picks from Roopal Patel, women’s fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman. Reyes's bold colors, Sari Gueron’s sheath dresses, and DVF’s patterns all appeal to her so far this week.
It was a social whirl — quite literally — over the weekend at Art Basel Miami Beach, as weathered partygoers plotted their overflowing dance cards while the wind picked up, the rain beat down, and it felt like a hurricane was going to sweep away all the art and all the money and Steve Martin, who had arrived at the fair and was giving Keanu Reeves some competition for most Hollywood-celebrity sightings.
Friday was the weekend's busy night.