DESIGNER: Michelle Smith
INSPIRATION: The perforated facades found in contemporary Japanese architecture during a recent trip to Tokyo.
TRENDS: Custom-made prints, laser cuts, layered transparency, and graphic florals.
DESIGNER: Jenny Packham
INSPIRATION: The 1975 Australian cult movie, Picnic at Hanging Rock
TRENDS: Shirt dresses with ball gowns, embellishments, sheer overlays and chiffon paneling
PALETTE: Burgundy, rust, blushes,
DESIGNER: Vera Wang
INSPIRATION: Movement. Wang tapped into the athlete in her—she’s a former ice-skater. Artsy meets athletic.
TRENDS: Cropped tops, baseball jackets, mesh paneling, graphic brush strokes, and
DESIGNER: Ralph Lauren
INSPIRATION: All things mod, the swinging 60s, London and Paris
TRENDS: Modish shifts, ties, school girl silhouettes, ruffles, and bold hues
THE PALETTE: Black, white, red, lime, neon orange, bright green,
DESIGNER: Elie Tahari
INSPIRATION: The architecture of Brasilia by Oscar Niemeyer
TRENDS: Strong linear shapes mixed with graceful curves to play off the symbolism of the futuristic city for Tahari's 40th anniversary
DESIGNER: Rachel Zoe
INSPIRATION: Yves Saint Laurent, specifically the YSL Saharienne jacket most famously worn by Veruschka, a girl on a safari this season, a traveling muse w/jet set tendencies
TRENDS: Crisp suiting, effortless