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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Rebecca Taylor
Remember clapping? As in when a fashion designer puts on his runway finale and then takes a bow before an adoring crowd.
Bikini season may be over, but this is no time to tone down the workout. Many of the styles on the runway at New York Fashion Week flash a bit of skin here or there: bare midriffs, cutout backs, keyhole necklines.
A flurry of assistants rushed to protect racks of clothes at New York Fashion Week from Saturday's sudden downpours _ perhaps as potent a reminder as any during these spring previews that seasons can be temperamental.
Bursts of sunny, sultry citrus and sexy violet met up with muted sea tones on runways filled with flowers, both literal and reinvented, at New York Fashion Week's spring previews as Day 3 kicked in Saturday.
A touch of nerves over a terrorist alert permeated Day 2 of Fashion Week as the industry ran to and fro Friday through stepped-up security on road and rail.
Looking for Mother Nature? She's got her glam on in an enchanted forest.
The collection for fall, Taylor said, was definitely more structured and tailored than her work in the past, with help from a bonded stretch knit that created a delicate texture.
Strong is a good way for a woman to feel sexy _ not overtly feminine, but not the power shoulder of the `80s and `90s," Taylor said before the show. "I'm not quite going there."