David Szeto: Subtle references to Spaghetti Westerns and “Destry Rides Again,” starring Marlene Dietrich, perfumed David Szeto’s charming collection. Tiny florals were actually resized kimono prints, and prairie dresses came embellished with colorful rhinestones that formed a paisley motif, echoing the bandana scarf. In a tailored vein, oversize men’s jackets were done up with pockets like Western shirts.
Thierry Colson: Thierry Colson remains rooted in the 18th century, this time getting a little more theatrical, with Empire dresses, bloomers and “Hamlet”-style short dresses in richly colored luxe fabrics that echoed Yves Saint Laurent’s Russian peasant looks. Gold brocade dresses embroidered with blooms were charming, while an ink black velvet coat with frogging and a roomy hood added an air of mystery.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"