Something we may have taken for granted and hardly recognized this fashion week in New York was crystal bedazzlement and it's subtle creep onto the runways of a lot of designers. With London Fashion Week underway, and Matthew Williamson crystalizing a few looks, we look back at Day 6 of New York Fashion Week for, well, an aesthetic that could possibly be permanent for Spring.
Gottex: An entire collection of divine bathing suits walked the runway, with so much potential and quirky things we'd like to try - we wondered could they worn alone as just leotards, far, far away from the beach. Models donned bathing suits with capes, avant-garde straps and some with extended trains sweeping the floor. But, not only would one have to worry what design to choose, but color - from, beiges to black and greens to reds - emerald green being the most coveted. After such a color fuss, came swimsuits bedazzled in swarvoski crystals at the shoulders and torsos. Where the swimsuits wearable? Not entirely - we coudn't bear the thought of chasing crystals in water - but, they were defintely beach-side posing appropriate.