Thursday, January 26 at StyleWeek

Karen Sabag opened Thursday night’s StyleWeek with a touch of formality. Her stunning evening gowns, which utilized interesting textures like feathers and cut crystal, were red carpet ready. It …

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Karen Sabag opened Thursday night’s StyleWeek with a touch of formality. Her stunning evening gowns, which utilized interesting textures like feathers and cut crystal, were red carpet ready. It was easy to imagine these polished gowns on Hollywood starlets at the Oscars. Sabag finished her collection with an unbelievably beautiful confection of a wedding gown that had the crowd cheering.

Candice Wu’s “Esoteric” line brought some drama to the evening. The striking silhouettes of her military-inspired separates were at once edgy and feminine. Wu’s juxtaposition of softer elements like fur and chiffon were an unexpected counterpart to the pure rock and roll of her structured leather pieces.

Toni Lyn Spaziano closed the night with her Chances R collection, which benefits a disabled boy named Chance. Her lovely dresses were at once buttoned-up and playful. There were even a few surprise appearances by kids who modeled matching outfits with adults. Spaziano closed her show with a pair of beautiful, graceful mermaid-style evening gowns finished with feathers.