The Best of Saks Fifth Avenue - Fashion Week El Paseo, March 15, 2013



Saks Fifth Avenue shows women and men’s designer clothes from its spring 2013 collections.

Photos By Gerry Maceda

Bright-yellow outfits from Saks Fifth Avenue and an electric atmosphere propelled opening night of the eighth edition of Fashion Week El Paseo in Palm Desert.

“The Best of Saks Fifth Avenue” featured the finest women and men’s designer clothes from its spring 2013 collections.

Fresh new fashions by Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Emelio Pucci, Akris Punto, Ralph Lauren, Dsquared2, Etro, Stella McCartney, Pauw, Alexander McQueen and others lit up the runway, showcasing top picks from the retailer’s contemporary styles.

The show started with a lemon-fringe dress by Stella McCartney that signaled a bright season ahead. It was followed by McCartney’s floral blazer, which mixed beautifully with a confetti-black tank and ivory tuxedo pants.

The rest of the show proved this will be a season of big color and generally mixing things up. Alexander McQueen’s orange cape dress, Reid Krakoff’s royal blue blazer and shorts, and Christian Dior iris purple crisscross-back dress punctuated the winsome color trend for spring.

Nature-inspired prints also surfaced on the runway — mostly in florals (Giambattista Valli, Stella McCartney, Aquilandro Rimondi, and Etro), but also dragonflies (Alexander McQueen).

The audience also liked the fine and elegant sequins and beadings by Kaufman Franco, Haute Hippie, and Brunello Cucinelli, as well as the classic, elegant lace by Chloe and Dolce & Gabbana.

But it was a men’s black swim trunk by Dsquared2 that lifted the audience from the seats.

Prior to the runway action, La Quinta Baking Company served up hors d’oeuvres during the cocktail reception, featuring wine from Foris and La Merika.

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, also known as The Galen, hosted the after party.

The evening benefitted The Living Desert.

Fashion Week El Paseo continues through March 23.

 

 

Comments to this website are moderated by staff. While all comments are welcome, we encourage all to be polite and please do use this system for advertising or business promotions. Any complaint towards a business or service should be directed directly to that business and not posted here. If anyone has a complaint that a comment is defamatory, please contact me at tmay@palmspringslife.com and I will take appropriate action promptly. Thank You

Reader Comments:
Mar 16, 2013 02:46 pm
 Posted by  BandBLlc

Proud to support El Paseo Fashion Week! Attendees themselves at last night's kickoff definitely stepped it up this year with fantastic attire (hello tall striking blonde with short hair wearing a cream tuxedo jacket dress...wow) Congratulations ... We are looking forward to tonight...as well as the rest of the week!

Add your comment:
Palm Springs Life

Related Articles

Blasting Echo Continues to Reverberate in Coachella Valley

Blasting Echo, despite missing the Tachevah Block Party 2014, continues to refine its sound as one of the top local bands in the Coachella Valley.

One11 Band Seizes Tachevah Block Party Opportunity

One11 plays Tachevah: A Palm Springs Block Party April 16 in what could be a launching pad for this talented La Quinta-based band.

McCallum Theatre Has Always Felt Like Home to Stage Manager

As stage manager at McCallum Theatre for the past 16 years, Joanna Fookes oversees the production of Open Call, a local talent show set for April 17-19.

PSRAR's 85th Anniversary Event Celebrates Public Interaction

The Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors' 85th anniversary event is about recognizing the organization’s achievements and sharing it with the public.

Pegasus Riding Academy Seeks Roof for Outdoor Arena

Pegasus Riding Academy, which hosts its 19th annual Easter Brunch April 20, is trying to raise funds for a weatherproof roof over its open arena.

Promotions + Contests