There was no rest for the weary yesterday, as we took in eight (count 'em!) shows, beginning with a trip to ancient Rome courtesy of Vera Wang and ending with a trip to fashion heaven courtesy of Proenza Schouler, who presented one of their finest collections to date (clearly, taking a 45 percent, $3.7 million stake in Proenza's business was a smart move on the part of Valentino Fashion Group SpA).
In between, we were treated to bold brights and beautiful patterns at Tracy Reese, a bicycle-riding finale at Cynthia Rowley, riotous colors and silly straw hats at Thakoon, beautifully sculptural, net-overlayed confections at Doo.ri, dreamy '20s-meets-'70s chic at Costello Tagliapietra and a sartorial paean to Woody Allen heroines at Staerk.
Here's a peek at what we saw (and remember, you can find our complete reviews of the shows at http://www.vogue.co.uk/shows/ and our behind-the-scenes Fashion Week blog at http://www.splendora.com/members/fashion_informer/blog.
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