September 26 - New York

From Sept.18th-23rd the fashion world converged on New York City in the tents at Bryant Park where over 90 top designers presented the fashion trends for Spring 2003.

Flirty, feminine, romantic lingerie inspired dresses in pretty pastels are in evidence on many runways. There are girly girls in corsets and camisoles of the vintage variety, and embellishments of lace, embroidery, ruffles, ribbons and bows.

After seasons of the lowslung hipline being the focal point, sashes, wrap dresses and raised waistlines are the preferred silhouette. Hemlines are scalloped, tea length, and layered. Cropped pants, bermuda shorts and hot pants are worn with high heels. Retro chic references include cigarette pants with sexy camisole tops, snug pencil skirts, body hugging sheaths, full skirted dresses and jumpsuits.

Gold is the footwear color of choice and Oscar de la Renta references Morocco with his choice of saturated colors evocative of the spice markets that he uses for his classic silhouettes of neatly tailored trousers and shirts, silk shirtdresses and pretty, swingy skirts worn with linen tops.

The pictures below highlight the fashions of designer Yeohlee.

--Lia Chang, AsianConnections

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