If there's anyone that can do urban femininity it's Doo Ri Chung. This season she continued to play with her signature draping but for fall she added a touch edge. A navy batwing floor length draped dress was nipped in at the waist teamed with a statement leather cuff and effortless hair and make-up and dresses also came styled under structured urban jackets in charcoal. Draping also appeared most notably on a black dress with navy lace detail across the bust teamed with lace over the knee boots that would make Carine Roitfeld smile.
Tailoring also appeared on grey cigarette pants teamed with long cardigans in navy and sporty silk jackets with jersey sleeves. Knitwear also appeared such as a grey jumper with a think chain mail detail along the front teamed with a navy leather skirt and a head-to-toe grey look featured a floor length fringed cardigan with a similar scarf, teamed with a simple grey tee and cropped wide leg trousers.
Ruffian designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais know a thing or two about Edwardian tailoring, after all they are well-known for their Victorian aesthetic.
This season that transpired on strong lines on monochromatic blazers - that came with leather lapels- and wide leg trousers. Inspired by tailoring and aristocratic suiting, the collection was blazer-heavy in the classic boyfriend shape in a shiny black shade. Houndstooth featured throughout on boxy cropped jackets teamed with matching skirts teamed with Victorian blouses and also on double breasted jackets with leather sleeves. Although we give the pair kudos for being experimental with their signature aesthetic, the collection often felt haphazard and lacked cohesion and focus.
Just in case you're unfamiliar with Christian Siriano, the Maryland-native rose to fame in 2008 after winning for forth season of 'Project Runway' and things haven't quietened down for the designer ever since. Over the last three years Siriano has managed to do what many others haven't by bucking the reality-show-come-designer trend who quite frankly, don't go anywhere.
Yesterday Siriano didn't disappoint. Rather than sticking with his usual penchant for theatrics, this season he opted for a more subdued collection focusing a lot more on details and textures. Maxi skirts came in dramatic ruffle styles but were toned down tesamed with simple sheer tees. Despite showing a black-heavy collection, it didn't feel dated or 'done'. He cleverly teamed a black tulip maxi skirt that had a subtle shine with a simple cashmere turtlneck to make the hue look more interesting.