Runway Update: Slips and Swim

From L to R:Marc Jacobs, Stephen Burrows, Calvin Klein, Factory, Narciso Rodriguez

New York: In usual fashion, heavy-hitters like Calvin Klein, Proenza Schouler and a postponed Marc Jacobs show closed out the final days of a spirited Fashion Week. All three labels, among several others, showcased lingerie/swimwear looks on the runway. Led by the definitive minimalist Calvin Klein, simple slips emerged as a key dress silhouette for S/S 12. From Jacobs’ sheer bias-cut gingham to Stephen Burrows’ sensuous floor-sweeper – soft nudes at Calvin to brightly hued studies on Constructivism at Narciso – slips looked fresher and more appealing than ever.

From L to R: Michael Kors, Gap, Stephen Burrows, Bill Blass, Nanette Lepore, Proenza Schouler

The last few days also featured a strong lineup of swimwear and resort looks that evoke the beach lifestyle. Michael Kors presented military-inspired maillots and cover ups; while Stephan Burrows and Bill Blass favored elegant, put-together ensembles for the Haute Bourgeoisie. Vividly colored tropical prints showed up at Nanette Lepore, as well as at Proenza Schouler on sarong-inspired skirts.

For in-depth analysis on some of these collections, read our Runway Daily Chronicles.

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