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New York Fashion Week: Kors, Simmons, Marchesa

By Associated Press
New York Fashion Week: Kors, Simmons, Marchesa
The Marchesa collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Sept 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK — Michael Kors wants us all to be a little more optimistic, while Kimora Lee Simmons went with a low-key office presentation Wednesday during New York Fashion Week. And at Marchesa, there was a journey in color, from sunrise to dusk and then darkness.

Some highlights:

AT MARCHESA, A JOURNEY IN TIME AND COLOR

Designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig at Marchesa say they have no trouble thinking of ideas for each new season.

"Georgina will call me in the morning and say, 'I've had a dream, I've had a thought, we're gonna do this,'" Craig said in a backstage interview. "The ideas just flow."

Added Chapman: "At the end of the day we have our DNA in the clothes, that we're very true to, and we enjoy it and we laugh."

For their spring collection, the designers — red-carpet regulars — focused on what they called the journey of a day, from sunrise to twilight to darkness.

On the runway, light pinks — for sunrise — yielded to silvery blues and silvers, perhaps for dew. There was gold, to evoke sunlit wheat fields. There was black, too, of course, for deep night. There were florals galore, some fringe — as in a tiered fringe column gown in blue tulle — and of course lots of lavish embroidery.

Chapman and Craig established their brand more than a decade ago, but they say they still haven't tired of working together.

"In fact on Saturday night we had a girlie sleepover," Craig said. "We did," agreed Chapman. "We sent the kids and husbands away, since we had to work. We had some wine and a good giggle."

New York Fashion Week: Kors, Simmons, Marchesa
The Marchesa collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Sept 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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