Danielle Frankel RTW Fall 2021

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While Danielle Frankel designer Danielle Hirsch started her New York based label as a bridal atelier, she has since thoughtfully expanded into ready-to-wear layers that compliment her signature, modern twists on elegance and romance. 

For fall, Hirsch introduced color — hand-dyed browns, blues, black — alongside signature ivories in intriguing, architectural designs influenced by, “the study of the texture and language of flowers.” Seen throughout her look book and fashions, fall continues to inspire Hirsch’s fresh interpretations for the modern bride (or ultra-chic woman).

The look: Luxurious, intriguing fashions that leaned into Hirsch’s signature bridal origin, with elegant, elevated rtw layers sprinkled throughout.

Danielle Frankel RTW Fall 2021

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Quote of note: “To me, it’s just exciting because it’s by far our strongest collection,” Hirsch expressed during the fall collection preview in her NYC atelier. “I think we are in a very clear direction with what we’re doing here and over the phase of, ‘the new designer figuring out what our path is.’ We had figured that out during the middle of the pandemic, with what people were really buying [via her almost year-old e-commerce], and now was the time to implement that within a collection.“

Key pieces: Tucked, hand-dyed taffeta, tucked organza and pleated charmeuse ballgowns and cocktail dresses in a melange of gray-blues, black and classic ivory; a rust-toned minimalistic satin twill minidress with shirred skirt worn over low slung, matching trousers; Hirsch’s original CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund look, rendered in ivory (per bride requests). Also, new hand-dyed matching pumps in collaboration with Manolo Blahnik.

The takeaway: Overall, the collection was remarkable. While fall is still a true testament to Hirsch’s exquisite bridal roots, her special rtw moments — be they the ivory velvet strapless number with bubble hem and satin covered cord belt with pearl metal ends, or ivory and chantilly lace corsets worn over sleek side-striped band pants — proved exceptional, even beyond the altar.

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