An imposing chandelier and dazzling cases of diamonds served as the backdrop for Josh Patner and Bryan Bradley's "Americouture" presentation of made-to-order designs at Harry Winston.
By all accounts, it was a stellar evening. Virtually every look that came down the runway was embellished with constellations of eye-catching starsfrom the black-and-violet ruffle-trimmed leather coat that opened the show to the tone-on-tone embossed tuxedo, fly-away gypsy dresses, satin jeans and heavily beaded skirts. Things took a turn for the dramatic with a barely there translucent dress and top that relied only on a few strategically placed stars to ensure propriety; but Patner and Bradley also provided several massive furs to cover up and ward off autumn chills.
Tuleh's colorful, dramatic designs were generally festive and lighthearted; die-hard New Yorkers who can't fathom life without black will go for the short asymmetric dress with a side-swept ruffle winding its way along the hem, and the romantic, off-the shoulder Bohemian tops.