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From A to Z, a round-up of the WWD's designer reviews from New York City's Fall Fashion Week 2006.
3.1 Phillip Lim
A La Disposition
Lynda and Daniel Kinne channeled a sexy downtown secretary with a pulled-together collection of pretty blouses and high-waisted skirts, which, though appealing, were sometimes ill-fitting.
To view A La Disposition's full collection, click here.
Laura Poretzky tapped into a Seventies jet-set lifestyle for spring, but naming looks after key figures of the era — Bowie, Anita, Hutton and Birkin — wasn’t enough for this series of humdrum Indian Summer dresses.
To view Abaeté's full collection, click here.
A little laid-back, a little luxe. So it went in Adam Lippes’ adorably beachy-fresh collection that mixed gauzy and crisp cottons with glitzier taffetas and satins.
To view Adam+Eve's full collection, click here.
To the R&B sounds of a live performance by N’Dea Davenport of the Brand New Heavies, Afshin Feiz’s spring models strutted in well-tailored suits and ultrafeminine dresses in muted tones worthy of the polo grounds.
Known mainly for his cashmere knits, Alexander Wang made an impressive push into a full collection of uncluttered looks — skinny pants, straight shifts, swingy jackets — that turned cool-girl clothes into items worthy of retail attention.
To view Alexander Wang's full collection, click here.
Not everyone can live in the primary-colored world of Alexandre Herchcovitch, replete with dizzyingly printed frocks and tops and all-beaded black-and-white numbers.
Alice and Olivia
In addition to her typical lineup of terrific pants, Stacey Bendet presented plenty of fun-filled summerwear, some elegantly draped and ombréd, others with a cute-girl touch of Sixties Mod.