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WMCFW Spring 2015: Rachel Sin, Mackage and Hayley Elsaesser

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WMCFW Spring 2015: Rachel Sin, Mackage and Hayley Elsaesser

For me, Wednesday night at the fashion tents started with a jam-packed runway show by designer Rachel Sin—one that focused on fashion for the jet-setting woman whether she's at work or play. The first half focused on sheath dresses and pantsuits in a mix of cobalt, black, white and burgundy. The second half of the show was more playful, naturally, and it was also more enjoyable than the first half. It felt a bit more spring, and featured beachy dresses and skirts in aqua, yellow, white, black and floral print. Both images below (the black jumpsuit and white dress) are from the #RSPLAY section. Rachel_Sin_1 Rachel Sin 2 Next up on the sked: Mackage. I'm a Mackage fan—especially of their leather moto jackets and handbags—so I'm often excited to see their runway show each season. My problem, though, is that I want everything that walks down the runway to be for sale (the shorts and long sheer cardigans! the perforated skirts!), but the label only sells bags and outerwear. Still, I did really like their jackets this season. All my faves are below, from the cobalt motos to the shrunken quilted bombers. Mackage_1 Mackage_3 Mackage_4 Mackage_2 The final show of the night was by far the most fun. Everything from the glittering hair to the playful clothes put everyone in a good mood. This was Canadian-born Hayley Elsaesser's first World MasterCard Fashion Week, having first debuted her label at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Sydney, Australia in 2014. Before the show, I glimpsed the hair (designed by Redken's Jorge Joao) backstage and it was stellar—long straight hair plastered on the skull with silver glitter. The teen prom queen in me squealed with delight. Hayley_Elsaesser_1 The hair, the two-toned lips and the multi-hued nails were all a perfect fit with Elsaesser's "Heavenly Bodies" collection, which was a mix of cute prints, sparkly mini dresses, brights and pastels. As soon as the models began to strut down the runway, I felt transported to a fantasy childhood of 1980s chick flicks, pink plastic phones, giant Hubba Bubba bubbles and "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" blaring over the radio. The show felt truly original, and was a joy to watch. Now to wait to see if anything this season can top it! Hayley_Elsaesser_2 Hayley_Elsaesser_3 Hayley_Elsaesser_4 Hayley_Elsaesser_5 Runway photos by George Pimentel/Getty Images Check out our other posts from WMCFW S/S 2015 so far: Pink Tartan Joe Fresh Minnie Mouse
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WMCFW Spring 2015: Rachel Sin, Mackage and Hayley Elsaesser

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