StyleWeek Northeast: Retro glam and jewel tones

Local designers Sarah Prost, Jessica Abernethy and Jonathan Joseph Peters showed their latest collections on the final night of StyleWeek Northeast

StyleWeek Northeast closed a week of runway shows with collections by three perennial favorites. 

The latest looks for Yellow Clover showcased designer Sarah Prost's signature feminine style. Simple silhouettes in black and white with pops of red dominated. But the most eye-catching feature was the models' lack of shoes. Instead, feet were painted to look like they were wearing black sandals and the girls tiptoed down the runway as if they were in heels. I'm not sure about Prost's thinking behind it, but it definitely served to keep the audience studying the looks from head to toe.

Jessica Abernethy's models make their exit

Jessica Abernethy showcased a collection that was retro glam with a touch of Cuba. Models walked the runway with their hair tied up in scarves rock-a-billy style and large gold hoops. Tropical prints in coral and aqua tones showed up in many of the looks and styles ranged from flared pencil skirts, to jumpsuits and cropped tied-waist button downs. White, cork-heeled platform sandals completed the look.

Jonathan Joseph Peter's jewel-toned collection

The thumping beat of Missy Elliott's "Pass That Dutch" instantly got the audience going as Jonathan Joseph Peter's first models hit the runway. It was a decidely more buttoned up collection than some of Peter's past shows, with many of the looks bordering on workwear, with jewel tones dominating the color pallette. But it wouldn't be a Peter's show if he didn't add a touch of his signature quirkiness, which last night, came in the form of impossibly large hair pompoms positioned on the models heads. Some also donned geek-chic eyeglasses embellished with gold decoration, making look a little bit like schoolmarms gone mad, in a good way, of course.