Among the heavy-hitters showing today at Lincoln Center, many hold one thing in common : a love for prints.
Lela Rose, Tracy Reese, Custo Barcelona, Trina Turk, Diane von Furstenberg and Vivienne Tam are all known for favoring dynamic, punchy prints within their creations.
11am : Lela Rose
Texas-born designer and Parsons-grad Lela Rose, created her eponymous collection in 1998 after studying under acclaimed designers Christian Francis Roth and Richard Tyler. With an intent of delivering casual yet sophisticated luxury, Rose's colorful separates can currently be found in over 75 luxury retailers worldwide, including Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom.
2pm : Tracy Reese
Detroit-native and Parsons-grad Tracy Reese can count several prestigious positions, including that of Design Director for Perry Ellis Women's Portfolio, before taking the leap in 1996 to launch her eponymous collection. Known for her flirty and feminine aesthetic, Reese launched her diffusion line, Plenty by Tracy Reese, in 1998 and was inducted into the CFDA in 2000 where she has served on the board since 2007.
3pm : Custo Barcelona
Founded in the 1980's by brothers Custo and David Dalmau, the Barcelona-based label is known for its innovative graphic design and printing techniques, embodying a sophisticated yet free-spirited lifestyle.
3:30pm : Trina Turk
Created in 1995, by California-natives Trina Turk and husband Jonathan Skow, the Trina Turk brand includes ready-to-wear, menswear, swimwear and home decor. Inspired by the laidback California lifestyle, the Trina Turk brand combines 1960's and 1970's influences with bright colors and prints, and confident designs.
4pm : Diane von Furstenberg
With a penchant for bold prints, 1970's-inspired silhouettes, and of course the iconic wrap dress, Diane von Furstenberg has taken her original jersey dress and turned it into a global luxury lifestyle brand. Initially launched in 1972, von Furstenberg's line went on to sell over 1 million wrap dresses by 1976. In 1997, the eponymous line was re-launched and has since gone on to include footwear, accessories and handbags, swimwear, jewelry, fragrance and home decor.
5pm : Joanna Mastroianni
Tailoring European discernment to the needs of the modern American woman, Mastroianni's creations are known for their elegance, simplicity and enduring appeal. The FIT-grad's inaugural collection was immediately picked up by Henri Bendel and Bergdorf Goodman, and her designs have gone on to be featured in such publications as Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and W.
6pm : Vivienne Tam
Launched in 1994, the Hong Kong-raised designer's eponymous line centers itself on an East-meets-West aesthetic, rife with exotic styles and imagery. The CFDA member's designs can currently be found in over 100 retail locations worldwide.
8pm : Ralph Rucci
Since the launch of his eponymous line in 1981, Rucci has made a name for himself with his expert craftsmanship, innovative techniques and use of hand-work within his designs. The New York-based award-winning designer has had his creations featured in numerous museum exhibits and in 2011, was added into the Fashion Walk of Fame, on Seveth Avenue.
Sophisticated, modern and free-spirited, the Boston-based label created by designer Jackie Fraser-Swan - a distant relative of poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, of which the line was named - aims to inspire women to embrace the more eccentric side of life. Using the finest fabrics and textiles in conjunction with superb tailoring, Emerson draws in a new era of contemporary luxury sportswear.