Fashionopolis 2016 showcased the best of fall fashion and culminated with a special tribute to Prince. The sold-out show at Aria on Thursday, Sept. 22 put a spotlight on colorful coats, dramatic capes, velvet suits, brocade skirts and the return of the pantsuit. Nine designers created original looks inspired by Prince, recollecting some of his more memorable fashion moments and giving them a contemporary twist.
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Photography by Adam Bettcher
Baum Und Pferdgarten peacock blue velvet suit ($530), from Mona Williams; Mya Lambrecht rose and crystal quartz choker ($569).
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Shopping & Style Editor Ali Kaplan and Editorial Director Jayne Haugen Olson open the show.
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Nicole and Greg Jennings
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Thai red velvet gow ($795), from dugo; Mya Lambrecht chandelier earrings ($495)
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Comme des Garcons plaid trench coat ($1,910), from Grethen House; Mya Lambrecht gold agate prayer choker ($475), from myalambrecht.com.
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No21 beaded fringe cropped sweater ($725), form Grethen House; Baum Und Pferdgarten striped pant and coat ($720), b.may satchel bag ($795).
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Lafayette148 canvas top ($398) and Lafayette 148 black A-line skirt ($398), from dugo; Isabel Marant modern nautical coat ($530), from Grethen House.
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Russell Bourrienne bell-sleeved polka dot shirt ($55), from russellbourrienne.com; Commes Des Garcons unisex Asian-print coat ($1,340), from Grethen House; Frank's Pants vintage twill ($140), from Brightwater Clothing & Gear.
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Russell Bourrienne psychedelic print shirt ($55) and Union Jack leather coat ($450), from russellbourrienne.com; Coco + Carmen unisex plaid pant ($35), from Mona Williams; Aztec Flask ($195), from Brightwater Clothing & Gear; Boy Meets Girl t-shirt ($39), from boymeetsgirlusa.com.
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Nicole Miller blue brocade skirt ($550) and black crop top ($210), from dugo; Clare V. blue patchwork handbag ($210), Cutuli Cult rabbit and feather scarf ($695), from Grethen House.
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No21Brown Lace Skirt ($480), from Gretchen House; Fuzzi fuschia turtleneck ($475), from dugo; Gucci chocolate leather coat ($520), from Luxury Garage Sale.
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Stretch silk fitted dress with glow-in-the-dark sequins, designed by Mariette Verhoeven and Brigitte Bogart.
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Beading, invisible tulle, and organza make up this design by Ines Di Santo.
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Minimal, tailored matching two-piece outfit with a structured vest and pant created in a shiny, white, coated canvas fabric. Designed by Kathryn Sieve.
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A tailored, flare-leg pantsuit that combines masculinity and femininity, crafted from fine Italian silk/wool blend fabric in charcoal gray. Designed by Jeannine Cavallo.
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A party dress made with a multi-colored zipper and purple feather skirt is finished with a perforated leather jacked that bares a silver metallic "99." Designed by Stacy Igel.
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Purple ombre silk charmeuse ripped into 1-inch strips and stitched together create the fabric for this look. Black netting in the bodice is embellished using gold wire and beads. Designed by Joy Teiken of Joynoelle.
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Joynoelle's design features Prince's love symbol down the spine, on black netting.
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Laser-cut and embroidered leather vest with fringe detail, over white hooded body suit. Designed by Mariette Verhoeven and Brigitte Bogart.
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Quilted knit outfit with exaggerated details and futuristic style in classic purple and gold. Designed by Christopher Straub.
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All-over hand-embellished dress with Prince's signs in sequins. Designed by Mariette Verhoeven & Brigitte Bogart.
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Designer Emma Berg used a combination of silks—chiffon, organza, satin, and taffeta—grosgrain ribbon, and embellishing via sequins, velvet ribbons, crystals, and custom patches.
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