New York Fashion Week: Thursday’s Picks

Ports 1961

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Ports 1961 designer Tia Cibani channeled the past of India’s Nughal Dynasty for her Fall 2009 designs. I really like this beige coat dress for the office and beyond as it can be accessorized in a multitude of ways. And I love the gloves, which were a dominant accessory on the Ports runway.

 

 

 

 

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This isn’t a work appropriate outfit unless you work at Studio 54, but the one-shouldered pantsuit was definitely a highlight of the collection.

 

 

 

 

Zac Posen

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If you must be bundled up to ward off the cold, you can do it stylishly in this coat by a designer, who is well known for his red carpet looks. Say no to the puffy coat and yes to Posen.

 

 

 

 

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The slightly poofy sleeves and shoulders, and the tightly cinched waist of the suit jacket makes what could be another boring suit into a conversation piece. If available, I’d wear this with a pencil skirt instead of trousers to make the ultimate power suit.

 

 

 

Christian Siriano

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This oatmeal coat by the winner of the most recent season of “Project Runway” is more subdued than his usual hues. The cocoon shape is flattering for many figures — especially pear-shaped ladies. Since I am obsessed with gloves this season, I would pair this coat with the Ports 1961 over-the-elbow gloves.

Deborah Creighton Skinner is the editorial director at BlackEnterprise.com.

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