"He's really brilliant at cutting a dress," Downing said. "There's a lovely romance to it. What we love about Thakoon is that he loves that splash of color."
Fashion industry shines in metallics for fall →
Even for de la Renta's well-heeled woman, "It's all about little thrills," said Ken Downing, fashion director at Neiman Marcus. "Designers are inventing all these ideas of interesting fabrics."
Designers feeling texture at NY Fashion Week →