Women’s ready to wear designer Jay Godfrey kicked off day 3 of Mercedes- Benz Fashion Week with an early morning presentation of his Fall/Winter 2015 collection. The collection went against typical cold weather convention by embracing floral prints, bright colors, and lightweight fabrics. It’s clear that Godfrey’s winter is a fashion forward one in which he’s leaving outerwear and accessory accents up to your interpretation. Among the many highlights of the designer’s 15 looks, the standouts included a plaid culotte paired back to a charmeuse blouse, a suede sequin/sheer sheath dress with a mesh panel, and a pairing of a flare leg trouser and tie neck blouse in passion orchid. The collection was accented with feminine silhouettes that favored draping fabrics and wide leg pants. It’s clear that the coming winter is less about skinny fits and more about understated elegance. Overall, the looks were a welcome return to a more daring winter that doesn’t lean so heavily on black and charcoal. While the primary focus on wider pant silhouettes falls in line with what we’ve seen on the runways so far this season, Godfrey has clearly set himself apart from the pack in so many ways by using spring themes to inject life into the otherwise dreary cold months.

Photo: Dan Lecca Photography