Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Elie Tahari Spring/Summer 2011 Presentation

Models walked the Elie Tahari show this morning, not once, not twice, but three times. Three times the same collection paraded up and down the runway with three finale walks and three times that the audience waited in confusion for Tahari to make the traditional designer appearance at the end of the show.

The rolling runway show allowed for viewers to fully familiarize themselves with the collection and admire the complexity of each look. Shades of gold and brown were the predominant colors for the women’s collection. Khaki military-style jackets, metallic gold skirts and shorts, glimmering dresses and safari brown linen pants were just a few of the standout pieces. Each look was carefully accessorized with platform wedge sandals, skinny belts, gold necklaces and various canvas and straw handbags. Classic and casual, the collection was a modern day take on 1970s fashion.

For the men, it was shades of brown and gray that dominated the collection. Tahari’s jackets were the focal points of this show, as all looks seemingly featured a jacket: blazers, lightweight coats, motorcycle and bomber jackets. The brightest color on the runway was the standout men’s baby blue oxford shirt that seemed almost out of place with the rest of the collection. Although the chosen colors sound a bit drab, in reality they were tastefully chosen neutrals that created several timeless spring looks.

To view more photos from the Elie Tahari Spring/Summer 2011 collection, visit Haute Living’s Events Gallery.