Wes Gordon Inspired By Great Expectations and Rooney Mara For Fall

Hordes of editors lined up to see the rising star designer's Fall 2012 presentation.

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The line to get into Wes Gordon's Fall 2012 presentation snaked all the way around the lobby of Pier 59. Gordon is one of the most buzzed-about young talents showing this New York Fashion Week, having just won Fashion Group International's Rising Star Award.
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Gordon told us, "I went in a darker direction this season. It's Rooney Mara meets Great Expectations."
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Gordon experimented with proportions with this collection, including this duchess satin maxi coat.
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The shoes this season were done in collaboration with Manolo Blahnik -- a mix of pointy toed velvet stilettos and hard edged chainmail sandals.
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This print, Gordon told us, was inspired by Tim Burton.
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While Gordon has garnered a reputation as a society designer (following in the footsteps of Oscar de la Renta, with whom he has interned), there were more youthful pieces in this collection, like this look.
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There were also more red carpet options in the collection than ever before, including this silk tulle layered dress in forest green (a color shaping up to be a big trend for fall).
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Another gown from the collection made from chantilly lace and embroidered silk tulle.
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Gordon also played with cutaway skirts, revealing a different color of satin on the inside of the gown.
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The designer told us that his label is very much in expansion mode. He will be creating both resort and pre-fall collections going forward.
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