By  on February 5, 2008

Shipley & Halmos: "Xoxo, Gossip Girl" might as well have been the sign-off for Shipley & Halmos' first presentation, though the mostly Fifties-inspired garb had some grown-up moments as well, like the paisley blouse and the belted cardigan-over-shift ensemble.

Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent: Cynthia Vincent's Thirties circus installation showcased a collection as whimsical as it was wearable, from the geometric prints to the sequin and feather accents on silk day dresses and cashmere knits.

Lutz & Patmos: This season, Tina Lutz and Marcia Patmos took a walk on the brighter side, adding pops of purple, orange and pink to their beautifully constructed cable cardigans and fine-ribbed crewnecks.

Hollywould: Fifties glamour mixed with Eighties Debbie Harry, iridescent taffetas and jewel tones — unusual combinations, but Holly Dunlap pulled them off in her fresh, flirty sequined sweaters and sassy cocktail numbers.

Angel Sanchez: One could see Angel Sanchez's incredible workmanship and creativity even amid his excesses of blinding metallic jacquards and abundance of tricks (e.g., mink patches on an otherwise simple duchesse satin skirt.)

Jolibe: Joel Diaz's second Jolibe presentation was a well-executed, futuristic mix of forms and textures, though he'd do best to keep his fabrics simple, since tailoring is his strong suit.

Uluru: Designer Caroline Priebe's eco-conscious collection maintained its relaxed feeling in easy dresses and separates, including a no-fuss tank and hemp and wool trousers, one of four looks designed in collaboration with her friend Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin.

Photos By: Pasha Antonov, John Aquino, Talaya Centeno, Giovanni Giannoni, ThomasIannaccone and Robert Mitra

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