Elie Tahari Fall 2016 Presentation

Monday, February 15, 2016
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“I’m calling it Past Modern—which is the mix of some elements from the past, like Victorian high colors, velvets and lace, used to create modern clean silhouettes that reference today’s woman and her lifestyle,” Elie Tahari said about his Fall 2016 collection. Debuted yesterday in the midst of New York Fashion Week, guests including editors, bloggers, and the designer’s closest family and friends, gathered at his midtown showroom room to view the innovative womenswear pieces.

The dim purple/bluish lighting set the mood upon entrance into the roomy space, and the first objects to be seen are ornate chandeliers, casting decorative shadows in the backdrop. On the left hand side, was a line up of mannequins dressed in looks from the collection, such as a black leather and suede shearling vest, crushed velvet pants, paired with a aubergine/black lace blouse.

Other colors in the collection include frost, iron, granite, highlights of stargazer blue, and winterblossum red. The blend of fabrics, colors, and silhouettes resulted in a perfect balance between femininity and masculinity, while staying true to the brand’s understated grace and elegance.

Attendees enjoyed champagne while admiring the details of each look, and snapped pictures alongside Tahari, who shares that when NYFW is over, he’s looking forward to “a wonderful dinner with family, a party to celebrate with my team, and then a much needed 12-hour sleep.” Sounds like a glorious plan indeed!

Photos by Kelly Taub/


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