Worth a look: Phi, Tory Burch, Bagley Mischka
Layering perfection at Phi In a season with over 200 shows to check out, I've tried my best to cover the "big name" shows as well as emerging talent. Here's a few more designers that don't have a headliner name like Zac Posen, but are worth checking out for their sheer wearability.
Phi designer Andreas Melbostad's Fall show was one of my favorites last year for exactly the same reason it's being hailed this time around: I literally thought and wrote how much I wanted certain pieces in my closet. Seems a lot of people feel this way about his pitch perfect navy, black, and gray Fall '07 collection.
Ultra hip quilted slim pants at Phi If I was a store buyer, I would certainly be scooping up the Phi duffel coats and his super cool layered separates that work because the proportions are just right.
Tory Burch shiny trench Tory Burch is another designer who gets a bit lost in the Fashion Week shuffle, but she definitely knows how to cater to the upscale New York woman with perfect wearable pieces like these coats.
Tory Burch offers a great military camel coat Finally, Bagley Mischka, although sometimes overwrought, always produces at least several gowns that are Oscar-worthy.
This purple one has just enough glitz to grab the spotlight