b Michael with his evening designs and Designs by RanFan and Prabal Gurung (171917)
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As you are putting your fall looks together, here are more notes on what’s in. You already know how to mix the colors. In prints, just about anything goes. Socks work with booties, short skirts with long coats and vice-versa. Just have fun! We all know that when it really gets cold, the look is fashionable as long as you are warm.

For holiday evenings, American fashion designer b Michael will keep you on the best-dressed list with his grand collection of elegant cocktail dresses and gowns. Just recently, this designer announced his role in designing original costumes for the original work by the Mariinsky Ballet, scheduled for the March-April 2016 festival in Russia. The Mariinsky Ballet is a classical ballet company based at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. Earlier this year, b. Michael collaborated with the Joffrey Ballet’s costumes for their ballet “Windy Sands,” a new work by Alexei Kremnev with music by Karen LeFrak.

For fall 2015, designer RanFran translated her architectural aesthetics and contemporary art into versatile collections

For day, her silhouettes were feminine, clean-cut and powerful. Coming down the runway, her fashions were fluid with minimal lines. Her main focus, though, was on details that were very reflective of architectural beauty. Elegance has always been a consistent theme in her designs. Her lengths can vary from short to long in one ensemble. Layering and colors strike other style options. Excellent craftsmanship reigns throughout her collection. Her presentation was very modern. RanFan graduated from the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University in 2005. She pursued a womenswear design education at the reputable Central Saint Martins in the United Kingdom and won an Award of Excellence with her graduate collection.

Born in Singapore and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, Prabal Gurung staged his first runway collection at the Tents in Bryant Park in 2010. Gurung’s fall 2015 collection was filled with several ways to wear bits of fur for fall. He utilized fur trims creatively. On the runway, there were fur collars, tassels, linings, boas and shawls throughout the collection. Lengths were below the knee, yet there was always a sexy leg exposed via a split on the side or in the front of a tapered skirt or dress. A black pantsuit looked slimming with a tapered pant and fitted jacket. Colors were neutral in black, white, gray or beige. His sweater patterns were folkloric and very interesting.