Michael DePaulo at the Carlton Hotel Fall 2015 for New York Fashion Week

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ashion Week was a cold one this year as we experienced the coldest February in twenty years. The last time I attended Fashion Week it was the hottest day of the year. Can a fashionista catch a break? Well this here fashioista braved the sub-zero temperatures and gale fore winds and headed to the Carlton Hotel to attend Michael DePaulo’s Fashion Week in which he unveiled his Fall 2015 collection. A collection he calls “Black Tie” a term generally reserved for menswear, is used to capture the strong and independent woman for which Michael designs his impeccably composed creations. With a degree in architecture Michael brings an artists sense of structure to his garments; with their sleek yet fluid lines the women wearing his creations is at once powerful and feminine. A women who embraces her inner femme fatal leading lady, but does so while accepting an award for best director; like Diane Paulus when she accepted the Tony Award for best director for Pippin. Michael’s collection for Fall 2015 is a natural transition from some of the themes he explored in his Fall 2014 collection. The sleek silhouette remains but volume also made an appearance with fuller ball gowns and more constructed pieces. Black and white dominated, with vivid reds, golds, and a standout gown in a brilliant green added an [/one_half][one_half] Michael-DePaulo-1 [/one_half][/row_fluid]

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unexpected dramatic swash of color. Michael also designs his own prints, and he created an architectural grid pattern which could be found on a number of the garments from the red beaded sheer “Georgette” dress, to the Marlina rosette appliquéd ball gown, and the black and white “Gwyneth” gown with inset, and the shorter Carolina and Christie dresses, the cohesive structural beauty of this added detail is the true mark of a master designer. The knee-length fitted “Nicole” dress features a removable beaded necktie caplet and is designed to be worn from day to night, and is a peek at the future as this up and coming designer will also be working on day separates.

The market is calling for a very modern, and sexy woman—Michael DePaulo

I had a chance to speak with Michael backstage before the show started and he was warm, gracious and obviously passionate about what he does. He took me on a quick tour of the line and having the chance to see his creations up-close was just breath taking. The sumptuous silks, exquisite bead work and master craftsmanship was something to behold. Michael also revealed he will launching a line of wedding gowns with Kleinfeld’s in March and I am waiting with baited breath for this much anticipated launch. With his eye for form and color, his attention to detail, and his mastery of draping and construction I am sure his bridal line is going to be a smashing success as will his collection for Fall 2015. So congratulations to a job well done, and stay tuned all, we will be hearing much more from Michael DePaulo.

Event hosted by Caravan Stylist Studio

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20 Comments
  • Zarrah Jane
    February 17, 2015

    The collections are great.
    I love the flowy and earth color patterns. 🙂
    XO

    http://thebandwagonchic.blogspot.ae/

  • Monica
    February 17, 2015

    I love every detail about his collection! Thank for sharing, it´s definitely one of my most favourite collection from NYFW.

    http://sunstreetbymonica.blogspot.com

  • Rachelle
    February 17, 2015

    Gorgeous collection, the red/white dress and the white shift one with the Chinese letters are my favorite.

    xo
    PinkSole

  • Jackie Harrison
    February 17, 2015

    Wow impressive post and the models look fierce

  • Shireen L. Platt
    February 17, 2015

    Oooo, what a gorgeous, feminine and classy collection. I love that all the models look healthy instead of skinny, it made me feel like I can related better with the clothes.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • Jenmarie
    February 17, 2015

    Wow, thanks for all the photos! The details on some of these dress are incredible. I also love the black, white and red theme.

  • K / Pure & Complex
    February 17, 2015

    I am so loving all of these dresses. And just look at those gowns.. GORG. Loved all of these photos.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    http://www.purecomplex.com

  • Edita
    February 17, 2015

    Fantastic images, amazing fashion! That green dress is a dream!
    Edita
    http://www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

  • Akaleistar
    February 18, 2015

    What a gorgeous collection! I love that green gown 🙂

  • sonia
    February 18, 2015

    I can’t begin to imagine how cold it is. I keep seeing and hearing about the snow and people getting stranded. Fashion week wouldn’t be as fun this time round I suspect. It’s funny too because I haven’t seen many street looks just yet, not like previous years where you’re inundated with them. Runway shots have been taking over my feed.

    Sxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com

  • Cara
    February 18, 2015

    The detailing is beyond words!

    xx Cara
    http://www.carascliche.com

  • nunzia
    February 18, 2015

    great dresses honey. i love all of them.
    cool post.
    kisssss

    If you want come to check it out my new post:
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  • Marie
    February 18, 2015

    These pictures are fantastic!!! Love all the pretty gowns.

  • 365hangers
    February 18, 2015

    Wow, we seriously love each dress more as we progress. All of the red pieces are simply incredible! xx

  • Rowena
    February 18, 2015

    Black Tie is such an apt title to describe these lovely dresses. I totally wimped out on NYFW because of the extreme cold. I just like being warm more than I like fashion ;p

  • susanne
    February 18, 2015

    wow, thank you for sharing that great fashion impressions

    http://classyfashionbeauty.blogspot.de/

  • tracy
    February 18, 2015

    I love Michael’s collection. Everything is so beautiful. I cannot wait to see what his wedding dress collection is like.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  • Kathleen
    February 19, 2015

    Oh my goodness I love these dress, so glamorous! I think it’s so cool that he has a background in architecture – thanks for sharing! Great photos!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

  • Shaira Manalo
    February 19, 2015

    Amazing collection. I love all the dresses especially the vintage red one and the white long gown. You’re so lucky to attend such fashion show like this. 🙂

    Have a nice day! 🙂

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

  • libys11
    February 19, 2015

    glamorous dresses!! wow!! 😀

    Animated Confessions

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