Elie Tahari brought the desert to the heart of New York City at his Spring 2016 presentation during Fashion Week. Check out all of the cool, casual looks from his presentation right here!
Elie Tahari is skilled at designing clothes for the working woman, and this time, he’s helping her trade heels for sandals to sport during spring and summer. Navy maxi dresses with boho details and white monochrome outfits are just a few of the looks I loved — be sure to click through the gallery and comments with your favorite!
After drinking in the undeniably wearable collection, I spoke to Mr. Tahari, and he gave me an exclusive rundown on it all. Inspired by “future-natural”, the clothes combine “artisanal embroidery and textural fabrics to create sleek, modern, minimalist silhouettes. “We’re doing a lot of clothes that are a lot more feminine now, a lot more fluid. Lots of texture in the fabrics, lace and textured fabrics,” Mr. Tahari told me. Desert color palettes are huge for next spring, and shades of cocoa, sand, stone and tempest blue were found throughout the designs.
The clothes were unfussy and had me picturing myself cruising along the California coast with the top down. Just about every look could work at Coachella, but many pieces were polished enough to be appropriate for a professional setting. An embellished sand chiffon top would be perfect for work, and a floral crinkle chiffon midi dress would be so cute for school. White and black flat sandals were both cool and practical, and not one model was suffering in high heels.
A few faces stood out in the crowd of gorgeous models: Ireland Baldwin displayed a graphic-patterned maxi dress in the presentation, and Yves Saint Laurent muse Pat Cleveland sported a white cotton twill trench with lace detailing — which happens to be Mr. Tahari’s favorite piece in the collection. “I love the trench that Pat Cleveland’s wearing in the middle there — there’s lace in the back. I love that piece,” he said.
HollywoodLifers, let me know what your favorite look from Elie Tahari Spring 2016 is!
— Gabriella Ginsberg