September 6th kicked of the official first day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. For the 5th season, I am attending again this year to cover the shows for

Tadashi Shoji, who’s been showing at the Lincoln Center since MBFW moved from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center, showcased  a very pretty collection. A very consistent collection that plays off Fall 2012. If you take a closer look, you can see some of  the same prints/fabric from Fall 2012.

I predict we are going to see more sherbet palettes and bold prints again this season. I am more excited at the prospect of a new trend on the horizon.  As one lady put it, “This is the season of romance. Everyone wants to be wooed.”

Looking at this collection, I am already there.

A combination of Victorian and Cocktail Glamour, I am looking forward to see who will don the first look from this collection.

My favorite looks are below:

– Christine Shepherd

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