Summer might be a memory in just a few weeks, but for Miami based designer, Donna Leah, designs that reflect a fun warm-weather vibe are a year-round staple. Designs for Fall are considered one of the best times for a night on the town with a mix of autumn inspired colors and varying sleeve and dress lengths. Recently, Donna Leah Designs revealed the latest collection at a show that dazzled with shine and sophistication. There is nothing like a new evening gown to get excited for the weekends of celebrating ahead. While each designer will have their own point of view and signature looks, there are several trends that truly stand out.
From bright colors to elegant fabrics, discover the new season’s must-have looks that are straight off the runway.
Florals, somewhat like animal prints, are forever a classic that keep getting updated. While often thought of as the print for Spring, the color and tone make it the perfect addition to a Fall wardrobe. Each time florals are taken up a level and become more fabulous and interesting. A love of shine, Donna Leah Designs has embraced an embroidered look that is full of details and depth. Sheer sleeves set the tone for the cooler months ahead, while a champagne bodice is always elegant. Inspired by flowers is a vine-like print designed to perfection with and intricate fabric that holds the eye and turns heads.
NOT SO MELLOW YELLOW
There is no doubt that colors trend from season to season and year to year. Simply follow the trend company Pantone and there is no better proof that this is the case. Donna Leah Designs is known for embracing the natural flora and fauna found in Miami and incorporating it into her designs. Yellow, as bright and energetic as the sun, is a color that transcends seasons. The color yellow can take center stage in an outfit that is masterfully designed, and the result is memorable. This is the color for people who want to stand out and is the official color of friendship. One can’t resist thinking that it is also the color of a smiley face and therefore no better color to make everyone grin from cheek to cheek.
While Instagram and Pinterest embraced neutrals for their soothing tones, gold metallic steals the show every time. Simply put, gold is the go-to color for glamour and is a fundamental hue for many designers. For winter it’s a symbol of New Year gatherings and parties and for the summer it’s perfect for weddings and other special events. The shimmering shade is popular for its ability to look amazing on every skin tone. Its versatility in eveningwear is irresistible can be used in so many different designs, color combinations and accessories. It’s a color that is warm and at the same time rich, giving the wearer confidence to shine.
White is modern color of the moment while maintaining a sense of sophisticated harmony. All at once it can be minimalist, classic, and elegant. Especially when worn as a two-piece separate which has become popular as investment pieces that focus on versatility. White is the ultimate self-confident statement when designs include structured shoulders, dramatic collars, and the perfect length skirt. The key to wearing winter white or the color at any time of year is to ensure that you are playing with textures and accessorize with a bold look.