Visitors to the Atlanta Fall Market are in for a treat as two major names share the guest designer spotlight. Here, a preview.

Claiborne’s Living Colors

Liz Claiborne’s designers are looking forward to a colorful fall. Chocolate, berry, lilac and punch are just a few of the choices in their spectrum. Other possibilities are luminous blue or green in silk dresses with sculptured necklines and embroidery, and subtler hues that turn up in soft silhouettes such as spring’s unstructured suits carried over in wool crepe.

Costa’s Feminine Wiles

Victor Costa knows women, and he knows what they like: refined, sometimes flirtatious clothes that play up their femininity. For spring, his skirts are full and flippy, often topped with a longer jacket. Embellishment comes in the form of smoky stones and braided edges. There’s also lace, layered over plaid jackets for a unique take on the suit. Costa fans who look forward to his ballgowns won’t be disappointed, either, and there are plenty of iridescent chiffon cocktail dresses and soft chiffon suits in shades of deep berry, grape, plum and burgundy.

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