Now that New York Fashion Week has officially ended and all attention is on the Oscars, the question on everyone's mind is, who will wear what on the red carpet? With fall/winter 2015 collections still at the forefront of our minds, we put together a wish list of head-turning creations we just witnessed on the runways.
Good thing there was no shortage of options to choose from. "It seems abundantly obvious that designers here are thinking about the red carpet," InStyle Fashion News Director Eric Wilson writes. And it really seemed like it. From liquid gold lamé to decadent feather caftans, here are the latest showstoppers fresh from the New York collections that we're hoping to see on the red carpet tomorrow.
Drama, drama, drama: Peter Copping debuted his first collection for Oscar de la Renta, and eveningwear game was so strong, we could see any one of them make a statement on the red carpet, particularly the color-blocked duchessina ball gowns (above, left). Perhaps unsurprisingly, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa also delivered an extraordinary collection of actress-worthy standouts—the duo have the red carpet on lock! One we love: a wispy pale gray caftan embroidered with fluttering ostrich feathers (right).
Gold Stars: Michael Kors departed briefly from his menswear-inspired fall 2015 collection with a molten shot of glam—this liquid gold lamé number (above, left). Oscar statuette inspiration, perhaps? Sophie Theallet, too, was upfront about glamour, sprinkling in gold velvet pieces and closing her show with gilded dresses (right).
Pants Preferred: For the gown-eschewing, risk-taking bunch, pants (a rising red carpet trend) are the way to go. The one that caught our eye? This ridiculously boss tux from, who else, Boss. With designer Jason Wu's exceptional tailoring (above, left), the typical menswear uniform oozes sex appeal. And at Narciso Rodriguez, the designer closed his show with a beautiful one-shoulder silk top that cascaded down the back, with black trousers (right). It was minimalist and elegant—you could say sartorial perfection all rolled into one look (ahem, paging Emma Stone or Rosamund Pike).
Shine Bright: Even the après-ski crowd needs a hint of glint. For the finale, Ralph Lauren sent out a glittery bias-cut fluid creation that hugged every curve (above, left). Fashion's favorite designer darling Rosie Assoulin took her famous elephant-trunk silhouettes to new, elevated heights when she introduced a shimmery jacquard wide-leg jumpsuit, complete with a giant bow on the back (right).
Modern Movement: No frills here! Donna Karan went for a sophisticated-chic aesthetic that carried from daywear to evening, which included this billowing black design with sexy detailing, like a slashed sheer panel at the bodice and a thigh-high slit (above, left). Gilles Mendel of J. Mendel had the same idea with a one-shoulder white-and-black number with metallic lines to accentuate curves (right).
Wild Card: It's all or nothing for these two. The Mulleavy sisters piled on the finishings at Rodarte, wrapping up their collection with a series of designs heavily embellished with crystals, feathers, and sequins (above, left). And Zac Posen, ever the showman, saved the best for last: a sweeping metallic pink ball gown (worn by the one and only Naomi Campbell) that dominated the runway in all of its glory (right).