Wes Gordon was initially thinking about “a modern harem” when designing his fall collection. Something must have changed, because his models did not look like submissive types but rather fabulously spoiled party girls — young and rich, rich, rich. He didn’t skimp on color or fabrics — from the golden metallic brocade of a voluminous jacket lined in a blue-and-white silk men’s print to the red and purple velvet Manolo Blahnik booties. The designer, who’s 26 and lives in New York, has an eye for what eveningwear means to his peers: a little bit rock — e.g., the leather scarf tops layered under tailoring — and a little drama, as in a satin opera jacket that bloomed over skinny pants.

Wes Gordon was initially thinking about “a modern harem” when designing his fall collection. Something must have changed, because his models did not look like submissive types but rather fabulously spoiled party girls — young and rich, rich, rich. He didn’t skimp on color or fabrics — from the golden metallic brocade of a voluminous jacket lined in a blue-and-white silk men’s print to the red and purple velvet Manolo Blahnik booties. The designer, who’s 26 and lives in New York, has an eye for what eveningwear means to his peers: a little bit rock — e.g., the leather scarf tops layered under tailoring — and a little drama, as in a satin opera jacket that bloomed over skinny pants.

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