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New York Fashion Week: On the runway

Updated 10:59 AM ET, Fri September 12, 2014
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CNN Living was on the scene as designers showcased their spring 2015 collections at New York Fashion Week from September 4 to 11. Calvin Klein showed a collection of long, lean silhouettes on the last day of Fashion Week. Bebeto Matthews/AP
The Calvin Klein collection included a laser-cut, red leather coat in an elongated silhouette. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
Calvin Klein layered a racerback, knit dress over a longer skirt to lengthen the model's stature for spring. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
J. Mendel designer Gilles Mendel showed his edgier spring collection on the last day of the event. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
A model walked in a vibrant, turquoise-and-pink fur coat for J. Mendel. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Ralph Lauren's spring collection focused on a palette of olive and tan safari tones with pops of yellow, orange, purple and pink to glam things up. Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images
Ralph Lauren embroidered colored jewels onto the top of this vibrant, evening look with a tulle skirt. Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Ralph Lauren layered elaborate jewels under an orange safari jacket for another colorful statement. Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images
Jeremy Scott showed his eccentrically printed designs for men and women on September 10. Joshua LOTT/AFP/Getty Images
Jeremy Scott, who is also the creative director for Moschino, kept his show full of neon, festival-inspired wear. Joe Kohen/Getty Images
Controversial pop star Miley Cyrus debuted her collaborative "Dirty Hippie" accessories line with Scott during the show, and sat front row. Bebeto Matthews/AP
Anna Sui debuted his-and-hers hippie designs on September 10. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
A model walked the runway in matching floral separates during Anna Sui's psychedelic show. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Anna Sui layered a rainbow-crocheted sweater vest with a bohemian dress during her spring show. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Indian-born designer Bibhu Mohapatra matched a crop top with sheer underlay with a pair of slim-fit pants for his show on September 10. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
Bibhu Mohapatra sent a model down the runway in a distinctly feminine, tan-and-blue shift dress. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Michael Kors decorated a 1950s, "postwar" silhouette with daisy appliqués. Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images for Michael Kors
Michael Kors also debuted spring pieces for men, including this toggle coat. Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images for Michael Kors
Model Karlie Kloss walked the runway for the legendary designer Oscar de la Renta on September 10. Catwalking/Getty Images
Oscar de la Renta's spring collection started with chic day clothes and ended with his signature, old-Hollywood glamour. The 82-year-old designer lined the runway -- and his clothes -- with roses, daisies and irises. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images
Oscar de la Renta sent a model down in a key lime gown that was shorter in front. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images
Models walked the runway at the rave-inspired Marc By Marc Jacobs show on September 9. This was the second collection for the brand by Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley. Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images
A model tightly gripped a futuristic-shaped Marc by Marc Jacobs bag as she took her turn on the runway. Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images
Polka dots were seen throughout the edgy brand's spring collection. Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images
Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy also showed their collection on September 9. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images
Rodarte's spring collection was inspired by sea life and tide pools, according to the design team of sisters. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images
Male and female models posed at the J. Crew presentation on September 9. Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Many of the models at the J. Crew presentation were accessorized with striking sunglasses. Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
The brand incorporated cool-girl, street style elements like this jacket into its established preppy styling. Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Tory Burch's spring collection was inspired by one of Picasso's muse, Françoise Gilot. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Tory Burch
Tory Burch embroidered crystals onto a linen coat for this model's look during her show on September 9. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Tory Burch
Zac Posen showed his collection of elegant trouser sets and gowns on September 9. Michael Dills/Getty Images
"We worked with a very limited color palette. I thought of pure white to black as a counterbalance, then for the heat of the show, we worked with red," Posen told CNN backstage. Diane Bondareff/AP
Model Coco Rocha popped off the runway in red at Zac Posen. Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images
Designer Stacey Bendet presented her Versailles-inspired spring collection for alice + olivia on September 8. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet
Lavish beading and sparkling embellishments were aplenty at alice + olivia. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet
A model held a delicate, daisy-decorated clutch during the alice + olivia presentation. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet
Tommy Hilfiger's spring collection, which debuted on September 8, was inspired by the rock icons of the 1960s and 1970s. Randy Brooke/Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger
Many of the models for Tommy Hilfiger were accessorized with temporary star-shaped tattoos. Randy Brooke/Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger
Tommy Hilfiger kept true to his music festival muse with an oversized, multi-colored vest. Randy Brooke/Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger
Carolina Herrera focused her spring collection on florals and experimental fabrics in her iconic glamorous aesthetic on September 8. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Carolina Herrera sent a model down in a soft yellow gown. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Virginia Smith, Anna Wintour, Gina Sanders and Grace Coddington of Vogue Magazine and Condé Nast sat front row at the Carolina Herrera fashion show. Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Donatella Versace teamed up Anthony Vaccarello for the Versus Versace spring collection on September 7. JP Yim/Getty Images
A model highlighted a dress's perforated leather detailing during the Versus Versace show. JP Yim/Getty Images
Black-and-white prints with gold detailing dominated the Versus Versace collection. JP Yim/Getty Images
Models walked the runway in Thakoon's spring 2015 collection on September 7. P Yim/Getty Images
Designer Thakoon Panichgul was inspired by Tahiti for his spring collection. P Yim/Getty Images
Thakoon opted for a silk polka dot pattern in this drapey look. P Yim/Getty Images
A model showed off a structured bikini top and high-waisted skirt for Diane von Furstenberg on September 7. Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images
A model walked the runway at the Diane von Furstenberg fashion show in a matching bright gingham short set. Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images
Diane von Furstenberg played with bright floral prints. Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images
Tracy Reese was inspired by off-duty ballerinas and choreographer Martha Graham for spring. She even started her September 7 show with a performance by an interpretive dance troupe. Thos Robinson/Getty Images
Tracy Reese featured muted pops of yellow in a few of the looks. Thos Robinson/Getty Images
Tracy Reese paired a ballet sweater with a floor-length, pleated skirt for this effortless look. Thos Robinson/Getty Images
Tracy Reese also showcased cactus flower prints in her collection. Thos Robinson/Getty Images
Derek Lam channeled 1970s Americana with jewel-toned separates during his September 7 show. JP Yim/Getty Images)
Derek Lam detailed a crisp, high-waisted skirt with a double row of buttons. JP Yim/Getty Images)
For Derek Lam's final look, a model walked in an asymmetrical black skirt with a peplum waist. JP Yim/Getty Images)
Victoria Beckham showed her sleek spring collection on the fourth day of the event. Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images
Victoria Beckham's collection stuck to a muted palette with occasional accents of maroon. Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images
This Victoria Beckham piece was accented by shoulder cutouts and a maroon belt. Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images
Joseph Altuzarra debuted the spring collection for his brand Altuzarra on September 6. The first few looks featured pink gingham. Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images
A model walked the Altuzarra fashion show in a black and white striped jacket with leather trim. Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images
In a more daring look, Altuzarra crisscrossed strips of leather for this dress. Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images
For spring, Hervé Léger played with the brand's signature body-con silhouette. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
A model walked the runway with a geometric clutch at Hervé Léger. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
The Hervé Léger collection was based on "the woman warrior," according to the designers Max and Lubov Azria. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Rebecca Taylor showed her spring collection on September 6. Here, a model wore a lilac dress with embroidered flowers. Brian Ach/Getty Images
In this look, Rebecca Taylor paired a lilac flutter sleeve top with culottes. Brian Ach/Getty Images
A lilac-hued silk chiffon shirt was paired with a "mariner" slim pant for Rebecca Taylor. Brian Ach/Getty Images
Prabal Gurung's spring collection featured breezy cocktail dresses with racerbacks. The designer showed the new looks on September 6. Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images
Many of Prabal Gurung's looks also featured asymmetrical elements. Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images
Model Hanne Gabbe showed off an open-weaved sweater for designer Prabal Gurung. Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images
Designer Mara Hoffman matched a crop top with wide-leg culottes and baseball cap for her September 6 show. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
This print brightened up the Mara Hoffman runway. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
A few of the looks at Mara Hoffman featured head-to-toe white. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Jill Stuart stayed true to the spring's 1970s vibe with her runway show on September 6. JP Yim/Getty Images
A model strutted in a one-shoulder dress for Jill Stuart, who is known for her chic, contemporary style for the modern woman. JP Yim/Getty Images
Models wore 3D glasses during the Rebecca Minkoff show on September 5. The last looks in the designer's spring collection incorporated 3D elements, so audience members were also given a pair of the glasses to get the full effect. Jason DeCrow/AP
Rebecca Minkoff styled a model in pastel separates. Jason DeCrow/AP
Rebecca Minkoff also sent her line of handbags down the runway with the models, including this fringe-lined option. Jason DeCrow/AP
Models gave the audience another look at the full Rebecca Minkoff collection during their final walk. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for NYFW
Jason Wu revealed his minimalist spring collection on September 5. Richard Drew/AP
Jason Wu played with shimmery tones of olive and navy for spring. Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images
Jason Wu also unveiled his new handbag collection in the same neutral, navy and army green palette. Richard Drew/AP
Kate Spade designed many pieces in her spring collection with graphic poppies. Cindy Ord/Getty Images
One of Kate Spade's inspirations for spring 2015 was the concept of "fresh starts," playing with elements of grass and gardening as seen with this watering can bag. Cindy Ord/Getty Images
Kate Spade's spring collection incorporated her signature ladylike and playful silhouettes. Cindy Ord/Getty Images
A model at Kate Spade posed with a snail-shaped wicker purse at the designer's September 5 presentation. Cindy Ord/Getty Images
Heidi Klum, left, and Tim Gunn, right, took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during the "Project Runway" finale at Fashion Week. Andy Kropa/Invision/AP
Lubov and Max Azria debuted their spring BCBGMAXAZRIA collection on the first day of the event. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
During the BCBGMAXAZRIA show, a model walked the runway in a "lavender mist" silk dress with a light aqua stitched belt. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
This look by BCBGMAXAZRIA featured a silk drop-waist dress with a light aqua hydrangea print. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
The palette of the BCBGMAXAZRIA collection was heavy on soft pastels, as seen in this quilted jacket. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
BCBGMAXAZRIA also relied heavily on abstract floral prints in draped silk. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
The silk drape dresses of BCBGMAXAZRIA were counterbalanced by structured, quilted pieces in the same tones, as seen here. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
There was fluidity in many of the BCBGMAXAZRIA pieces, including this white silk V-neck dress. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
A printed dress by BCBGMAXAZRIA was paired with an oversized suede messenger bag. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Designer Katharine Polk, for her line Houghton, adorned a crisp button-down with black lace overlay. Brian Ach/Getty Images
A model wore a slip dress down the runway for Houghton. Brian Ach/Getty Images
This piece by Houghton combined two trends into one: the classic button-down and the tent dress silhouette. Brian Ach/Getty Images
Designer Richard Chai presented his spring collections for both men and women on September 4. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
A model strode in menswear-inspired, slouchy suiting for designer Richard Chai. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
A model was styled with an off-shoulder silk robe coat at the Richard Chai show. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Spanish brand Desigual brightened up the runways with "flora and fauna" inspiration in its spring collection. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Models for Desigual smiled and danced down the runway in vibrant floral patterns of hibiscus, roses, dahlias and the like. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Creatures of the Wind's Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters showed their spring 2015 collection and debuted their first collection of shoes on the first day of Fashion Week. Fernando Leon/Getty Images
A model walked down the runway in a dress with cutout elements and warm-colored, vertical stripes for Creatures of the Wind. Fernando Leon/Getty Images
The Creatures of the Wind collection paired a trench with a classically tailored pant in a bold striped pattern. Fernando Leon/Getty Images
A model walked the runway in yellow suiting with a twist for Creatures of the Wind. Fernando Leon/Getty Images
Designer Tadashi Shoji played with caped gowns in his spring collection. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
A model showed a shorter version of a caped gown by Tadashi Shoji, who paid homage to 15th century Venice. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
Tadashi Shoji played with sheer elements in this elegant look. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
In addition to sheer elements, the top of the pale blue gown was heavily detailed with lace. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week