In this third installment of The Twenty, I once again go all over the sartorial map–from sophisticated lace to downtown cool–to highlight the NYFW looks that captured my attention. Missed the first 10 picks? Check out parts one and two (and weigh in on your favorites).
11) Best Use of Accessories
I adore absolutely everything about this particular look from Vera Wang: It’s the right mix of hard and soft, and it screams wearable (remember the context, kids). This is also clearly a case of an accessory making an outfit; the bib necklace that languidly covers the top is just dreamy.
12) Best LBD
Taking the Little Black Dress to a whole new level is this lacey number from Oscar De La Renta. It’s a study in contrasts, suggestive but demure. But despite my love for its intricacy and elegance, I’m having a bit of a deja vu moment: Have I seen this (or something similar?) on Diane Kruger. In any event, it would look smashing on her.
13) Best Complete Package
It’s really this simple: From the blouse to the belt to the electric blue heels, I want to step out the door tomorrow wearing everything in this picture. I was impressed with all of Peter Som‘s retro-modern line, but this is my favorite complete look.
14) Best Neutral
First, try to look past the questionable gray lipstick. Now, onto this adorable dress. If you have read this far into the series, you’re already acquainted with my love of bright colors. Still, while some critics lamented Doo.Ri‘s use of a mostly colorless palette, I think there’s always a place for neutrals. I would pair this with leather leggings and great heels.
15) Best Downtown Attire
This ensemble from Nanette Lepore looks really good on the model. On me? Not so sure. Although I don’t know how it would translate on “real people,” there’s a magnetism to the shirt’s bright color, pattern and texture. I want it. Along with those chartreuse shoes.
Thoughts, people? Chime in!
*Since I was not fortunate to sit in the front row, SLR camera in hand, all photos are from New York Magazine’s The Cut.