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NYC Fashion Week Fall 2010 by Fashion Expert Esther Nash and editorial asst. Fabulous Shelly

Despite the worst Snow Blizzard of 2010, despite the cancelled flights, blocked roads, car accidents, delayed trains, the recession, the super-bowl and Valentines Day; the celebrities, socialites, buyers, press, stylists, and your Fashionistas Esther Nash and Shelly appeared at fashion week with style and runway flash! To my left and to my right most VIP attendees and members of the fashion elite donned hunting inspired hats/Russian inspired hats both faux and genuine fur coupled with flat thigh high and knee high boots. It was a very sexy cold fashion week. This season most dressed for comfort and style, bundled with animal magnetism which really steamed up the igloo like tents plus the flowing champagne, compliments of the Emm Group, placed all in a very friendly mood. Old friends and total strangers ran to kiss, hug and photograph Shelly and I.   (www.esthernash.com)

REBECCA TAYLOR: Faux fur coats, jackets, leopard puffer vests, jaguar ruffled cardigan sweaters, tweed high waisted pants, cashmere shirts, salt and pepper wool pant suits. This designer collection was for the bitter winters in NYC, London and Canada with funk and spirit. No need to show skin when you have spunk.

TONY COHEN: Wool pleated dresses with Jewels, embroidered detail; each garment looked like a work of art. Lambskin vests/wool buckle coats/silk jeweled trousers. This designer is a treasure chest waiting to be opened.

PORTS 1961: Big curly hair with cutesy leather bucket hats is a must this season. Sweater dresses and wool cape coats, tweed dresses and leather gloves, leather trousers and leather trim coats.

Dennis Basso: Designs were inspired by Venus De Milo sculpture; colors were forest, black, charcoal, and camel. The designs were breathtaking in fox, chinchilla, finnish raccoon, alligator trim, wool knits, lace, silk, charmeuse to name just a few of the luxury fabrics.

Venexiana by Katy Stern: This designer out does herself each season more elaborate and elegant. You may have seen her designs at red carpet award ceremonies. Known for her fur cropped jackets, stoles, capes and hooded fur coats paired with cocktail dresses, elegant gowns to give the feel of extreme wealth, indulgence and luxury.

Christian Siriano: Inspired by 1960 European women, soft romantic style that works for day or night and looks very fashion savvy. Chic attitude, pencil skirts with turtle necks, shoulder pads with cropped leather zipper jackets.

Yigal Azrouel: Unisex Collection with strong tailoring with leather inserts and metal accents with lots of detail. Leather pants for men and women with bulky chunky sweaters with zip ups/tweed jackets with leather sleeves.

THUY: Swaroski elements crystallized detail. This collection had it all, spirit, gothic colors, detail, jewel tones, romanticism, what more could a buyer want?

TIBI: Neutral and contrasting colors; this collection was alive. Bow blouse detail and tweed bow skirts, bodysuits and suede pants.

Vassilios Kostetsos: Designer Collection for men and women, inspired by the ancient Greek dramatist Sophocles; in my opinion this was a very upscale glam diva show with hi-energy styles and a unisex line. The color palette was royal gold, silver, blue, red, and green. Metallic fitted suits for men. Creative fun accessories. Strong emphasis on shoulder pads, each piece was intricately detailed and had strong lines. The models appeared to be modern day sculptures.

All rights reserved. Unauthorized use or reproduction of coyrighted materials is strictly prohibited. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use or reproduction of coyrighted materials is strictly prohibited. Tadashi Shoji: Inspiration aerial views, patterns, textures and shapes as seen from above made this collection unique. Shades of blue and metallic off the shoulder dresses. Light on the eyes with a relaxing feel to each garment. Lace, jersey, silk and georgette.

TWINKLE: Colors were cinnamon red, transparent purple, antique metallic, gold and silver, metal chains, belts are a must have for this collection. Chunky knit sweaters/dresses and chain belts. Very wearable.

ADAM by Adam Lippes: The runway collection was extremely luxurious, wools, cashmere, mohair, merino wool, lamb's wool, Jodhpur, cardigans, vests, sweater dresses, and pleated miniskirts with sequin blouses. Colors: Antique and Gold.

PERRY ELLIS: Creative director John Crocco classic line for men each look was a safe design with a little flair. Suspenders are a must this season for men. Blazers, suspenders, button down shirts, v-neck sweaters and vests are here to stay. Fabrics: velvet, denim, cotton sateen, and wool blend.

DESIGNER FOOTWEAR FROM SPAIN: Represented five designers of handcrafted shoes, Chie Mihara, Magnanni, Magrit, Pura Lopez, and Sendra; all shoes are manufactured in Spain and made of leather.

MIK CIRE by Eric Kim: The collection was a masculine men's line, very rugged; appeared to be British influenced. I imagine men in entertainment, such as musicians and artists wearing these styles. This designer is communicating to men that there are different looks to explore and being is stylish manly.

Tommy Hilfiger: A veteran designer at the Tents known for his “all American” Sportswear that is casual and refined, unisex line, turtlenecks, mix of tweed blazers for ladies and men, cashmere cardigan sweaters a must. Three piece double breasted suits for men, classic lines with a preppy feel to them very clean cut, sporty, “all American” just like Apple Pie. This designer seems to always present a wholesome look season after season.

So long Bryant Park and Hello Lincoln Center. I have been covering fashion week at the tents for the past 8 years and each season is always electric. I am very excited for the new location and have placed an early request that my seat be reserved. So stay tuned into my column and you will not miss out. xoxo

Esther Nash: New York based fashion designer, model, socialite & fashion expert, is the epitome of a chick on a quest. The fashion world's former prodigy is all grown up. At the age of 18, Esther owned and operated her first retail store. At the age of 19, opened a second store, and at the age of 20, opened a third store. By the age of 21, Esther was having her own runway shows, thereby reaching the rank of a young professional designer. Ms. Nash's fashions have been featured on the long running hit HBO series Sex and the City, and her last runway show (she has had over 2 dozen) was notably attended by Vogue's Editor in Chief Anna Wintour...
You may find about fashion expert/fashion designer Esther Nash at www.esthernash.com for your media&fashion projects as well as personal shoping/styling advice.

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