The Tracy Reese Fall 2016 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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The Tracy Reese Fall 2016 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NYFW Fall 2016 runway highlights

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NEW YORK (AP) – The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runway designs to the celebrity-filled front rows. Here are some recent highlights:

DVF, PARTYING WITH HER SUPERMODELS

No one ever accused Diane von Furstenberg of not having fun at her fashion shows.

On Sunday, the designer known for her joyful victory laps at fashion shows took it a step further, joining a bevy of her models – a who’s who of cover girls, including Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss and Irina Shayk –in an onstage disco house party during the presentation of her Fall 2016 collection.

It was a new type of fashion show for DVF, which usually puts on a formal runway show. This time, at her own DVF offices, von Furstenberg presented a series of five vignettes in different stage areas. It allowed guests to spend as much time as they wanted looking at a particular garment, and up close.

It also gave the models a chance to let loose, especially the marquee group, a party of eight that included Jenner, Kloss, Hadid and others dancing, primping and taking Polaroids of each other, clearly on their way to a party. At one point, the designer herself got up and chilled with the girls, swaying to the music and giving Hadid a peck on the cheek.

“This year we’re bringing the people back into our house,” von Furstenberg said in a pre-show interview. “I have a new CEO and for him it was very important that we brought people back into our house and explain what our brand is. And our brand is very intimate, because DVF has an intimate relationship with a woman ... we are the best friend in the closet.”

For her collection, which showed of course on Valentine’s Day, the designer said her theme was “Love power. Love is always at the center of everything. But it was (also) a little bit about the movement of dancing and the precision of fencing.”

The vignettes were meant to convey different places in a woman’s life: traveling, working, getting ready for a party. The party was clearly the main attraction; at one point the models made what seemed to be an impromptu conga line and powered their way through a crowd of guests.

As for the clothes: Jenner wore an amethyst-colored satin jumpsuit. Kloss, seemingly the queen bee of the proceedings, wore a shiny gold sequined and beaded long-sleeved wrap gown, with a dramatic slit. Hadid wore a black satin and Chantilly lace slip dress – an item that DVF, joining the “buy it now” trend in fashion, was making available already for purchase. (Normally, it takes months to find clothes one sees on the runway.)

“I love those girls and they love me,” von Furstenberg said of her models. “I love them because I relate to them, I remember when I was like that, and so I feel very close to them.”

–Jocelyn Noveck and Nicole Evatt

TRACY REESE HONORS HER DETROIT ROOTS WITH FILM

Describing her hometown as a phoenix, Reese said she wanted to look back at her childhood but also capture the excitement of today’s Detroit in the short film she presented with a collection of clothing that harkened back to a 1930s speakeasy.

Directed by Ali Nassar, with original music by Regina Carter, the film titled “A Detroit Love Song” follows a stunning young woman as she shows off the new clothes from Reese in far-flung spots, from the front steps of a modest wood house to the legendary Red’s Jazz Shoe Shine Parlor, where our ingénue takes a high seat for a special shine on her black lace-up ankle boots.

Our muse roams in leg garters attached to her high socks and presses her hand against the glass of a taxi as she cruises Detroit. Reese honors her late mother, who was a dancer, with a scene in a dance studio, where she spent lots of time growing up.

After the film, Reese took her guests from the screening room of The Roxy Hotel downtown into a barroom nearby decked out like a speakeasy, piano player and all, as off-screen models stood still in some of the designs shown in the film.

“It’s a city that is so rich in culture,” Reese said of Detroit. “It has such amazing people who have stuck with that town through thick and thin. We’re sort of at an interesting juncture where the city is changing a lot and there is a lot of new interest and a lot of new blood. People are moving to Detroit because they know they can be a part of creating something amazing.”

Her clothes, too, pay tribute to her hometown. Like Detroit, a cultural melting pot with many layers adding depth, she used intricate beading, embroidery and crochet lace to bring her dresses and other looks alive. To mimic Detroit’s strong manufacturing roots (Reese’s late father worked for one of the car companies) she added masculine suiting in herringbone and plaid.

This being a cold-weather collection, she threw in some coats of fur and zebra stripes. To honor Detroit’s rebirth, Reese worked in earthy colors of peat, moss and pond blue.

As for the shoe shine shop, Robert from Red’s appears in the film shining up those boots for Reese’s muse, a young model who lives in Detroit who caught the designer’s eye.

“I just felt like that was so Detroit,” she said of the shine. “Every grand building in Detroit has an old-school shoe shine shop in the basement. He does it the old way. He dabs on salve, he whips the towel, he gets out the double brushes. It’s something we hardly ever allow ourselves to enjoy. I think more women should be going to get shoe shines.”

–Leanne Italie

VICTORIA BECKHAM SHOWS WHAT VICTORIA BECKHAM WEARS

Beckham wants us to know this: Her personal style is always changing yet remains constant in key ways.

There’s a feminine strength with what she calls “boyish undertones” in the collection of layers that included soft boned bustiers reminiscent of her very first corset dresses, knits and prints of strong greens and earthy reds and oranges. While not everybody will run for the balloon volume she put in some skirts, her coats were solidly wearable – and sellable. Some appeared layered but were not, with knit sleeves sewn on for effect.

“Everything’s quite light. We need to take into consideration the different territories where we’re selling clothes,” she said of her fall/winter looks that did not scream frigid temperatures like those that greeted her guests Sunday morning in Manhattan’s cavernous business district downtown.

There’s no fear here of leaving seasonal boundaries behind. She put out bare shoulders in the dead of winter, along with cozy knit leggings, most worn with pointed flats and chunky rocker boots.

Coats are great, Beckham said, and she put out a few, but “It’s nice to show what’s going on underneath. ... I just wanted to look at what I’ve worn and what I love and just rework those pieces to make them feel new and fresh and just show how my personal style has evolved.”

Among her more unusual touches were loose threads of wax cording that fluttered down the runway.

Ken Downing, a trend watcher for Neiman Marcus stores, had a smile on his face after the show.

“I love the unpretentious, relaxed elegance of the collection and being able to touch on all the important ideas for fall,” he said. “Menswear, flats, but done in a feminine way, and that sexiness of a bustier that really becomes a pivotal item, done in satin and layered under a little dress, or becomes a knit that layers over another knit but grounded with a great boot or pointed toe. The shoes were fantastic.”

In terms of commerce, Downing said, Beckham has it right.

“It feels like fall but you can wear those clothes any time, and that’s actually where the customers’ mindset is right now,” he said. “It’s the idea that you can buy it now, wear it now, and it did not feel overtly winter. It’s just chic clothes.”

As usual, Beckham’s hubby David Beckham and the kids were sitting front row.

–Leanne Italie

FRENCH INFLUENCE REIGNS AT BANANA REPUBLIC

When the Banana Republic design team looked for inspiration for their fall collection, they turned to one place: France.

“We really were cultural tourists and took tons of photographs,” Michael Anderson, senior vice president of design said. “We went to these old vintage places. We went to these old mills and these old print houses. We took a wealth of knowledge back to the studio with us.”

That wealth of knowledge translated into classic pieces for men and women filled with pops of color including orange, red, maroon and blue. Those brightly colore pieces are meant to be layered with neutral palettes which are a Banana staple.

Imagine a long, flowing dress taking center stage next to turtleneck sweaters, peacoats, plus leather gloves and jackets.

“We were looking at how French men and women dress,” Anderson explained. “There is a certain style they have: casual and tailored, high and low. Ultimately it’s just beautifully feminine. We wanted to celebrate that beautiful feminine look.”

The budget-friendly looks were styled in a way that seemed effortlessly chic, which is exactly what the brand intended.

“The sweet spot is to have a beautiful versatile product that you can wear day in and day out,” Anderson said.

–Alicia Quarles

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