“Scrap tops” and “one-half gowns” left Marc’s collection a work in progress. The entire show was presented backwards, beginning with a bow, followed by the finale. The models appeared numbers 56 through to number 1. The first piece emerged, a "silly-string guipure gown," exposing undergarments and visible hemlines. The garments were made to look unfinished and strung together exposing edges, zips and miss matched prints. Make-up appeared nude and hair was teased to the extreme. Even though the collection was “un-wearable”, his designs reflected common themes of the season, including colour blocking, sheer slips, obscure prints and bright injections of colour. His collection show cased an array of different woman in various periods of dress, "its cartoon versions of all the women I know—conservative types, vamps, everybody," said Marc.
Luca Luca has jumped onto the translucent bandwagon with fibres of chiffon, organdie and tulle. Thigh skimming frocks, chiffon dresses, and pastel hues graced the runways in a timeless feminine collection.
Sheer organza jumpsuits, cuffed sleeves and high hemlines reflected Jill Stuart’s spring vision. Light and translucent organza dresses and suits are in the season’s most popular shades of polar white, lilac, jet black and charcoal grey. The show opened with a collection reflecting a fine spring day and moved into a glamorous evening affair. Light make up and natural hair complemented each ensemble.
Oscar De La Renta
The first model show cased a classic safari inspired dress suit; cinched by a crocodile skin belt and a hat wrapped with feathers, pants suits and cinched A-line skirts were common features. Arctic white embroidered knits and light sweaters were perfectly paired with olive green tailored pants and egg shell white trousers. Burnt pinks, olive greens and sailor blues took centre stage for day wear, as did tribal prints on thigh skimming dresses. Evening gowns embraced plunged necklines and cummerbund inspired cinching, slight ruffling and feathers enhanced silhouettes and hour glass figures. Tulle, chiffon and satin-silk merged to create the ideal silhouettes for spring.