All grown up: Wes Gordon

Wes Gordon
Models wear slinky dresses and wool coats in glacial tones at Wes Gordon.
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Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.

The opening look at Wes Gordon’s show has us paying attention: a loose ivory jersey shift with a plunging V neckline. It’s a departure from the young designer’s ladylike bohemian aesthetic — almost too much of one. But thankfully it is more of a throat-clearing than anything else: a tease of what’s to come.

Gordon sends out plenty of slip dresses, done in black chantilly lace and icy blue and maroon silk, but he has given some heft to his ribboned and embroidered finery with smart structured jackets and wool felt skirts, without sacrificing any of his line’s girlish lightness. Particularly breathtaking is a floor-length glacier wool felt coat with vents that has everyone whipping their iPhones out.

The major trends
Slip dresses, contrasting textures, plunging necklines, ice blue

What this means for your wardrobe
It’s okay to wear slinky dresses in the winter, as long as you pair them with a fabulous–and warm — coat.


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