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Tahari Show Takes Stage At Fashion Week

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Elie Tahari (Photo/CBS 2)

Elie Tahari (Photo/CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) — The look for the models at the Tahari Show at Fashion Week called for fresh faced makeup and easy hair — and that was true for both men and women.

It was all to compliment the muted pallets and fabrics in khaki, suede and linen that were the centerpiece of the collection, CBS 2’s Kristine Johnson reported.

“Lot of natural colors and natural fabrics are what we are showing. We feel strongly that they are clothes that will last and you can get a lot of wear out of them. We are very much into the natural tones,” designer Elie Tahari said.

“I really love the jackets with the full skirt,” Tahari said, “that’s going to be wearable and you’ll love it.”

Another standout were shorts — a trend that is still going strong from last season.

“We have lots of shorts and lots of short skirts on the line, but the shorts are more wearable. Some of them in longer length so you can wear them with a jacket, you can wear them to work. That’s definitely something we are showing a lot,” Tahari said.

There were looks for men cut from the same palette, that featured boxy jackets and fitted suits.

In a slightly different show design, fashions came down a runway framed by a standing audience. This was to allow them to some and go, and gave a less formal air to the presentation, Johnson reported.

“I love the presentation because it gives people the flexibility,” Melanie Holland said.

“What I’ve seen looks very Tahari, very wearable, very salable. Something for everybody,” fashion consultant Fern Mallis said.

“I thought it was great. Elie had an amazing collection, lot of things that I want, so I’m going to go home and buy right now,” singer Lance Bass said.

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