Diane Von Furstenberg

(Sunday at Lincoln Center)

Metallic birds hung above the runway at the Diane Von Furstenberg show, which was a precursor of things to come in this collection. It soared.

Von Furstenberg's collection of lightweight, flowy fabrics gave the models the appearance of fluttering down the runway like the birds.

First up was a fantastic color-blocked pants suit in navy, white and red. It was the first of numerous pants suits and separates.

Von Furstenberg also included a number of layered pieces. She took silk tunics, sheer, flowy blouses and embroidered dresses and paired them with skinny, flowy or Harem pants.

She went futuristic with a white shift dress with geometric cut outs along the neckline, and with numerous metallic offerings -- my favorites were a metallic rust colored vest and an aqua skirt.

She sassed up polka dots with a flowy navy and white pants suit number that included a matching sheer blouse.

Von Furstenberg ended her collection with a stunning sleeveless lime green dress that floated in the air as it trailed behind the model.

Carolina Herrera

(Monday at Lincoln Center)

Carolina Herrera showed why she was one of the best in the industry by delivering a flawless show that hit every note.

The show had celebrities: actress Julianne Hough ("Footloose") and tennis legend Boris Becker and top models Joan Smalls and Lindsey Wixson. Most importantly, Herrera shows also had opulent-looking clothes that are destined to drape the world's most fashionable women.

Herrera's ability to create a collection that offers a little something for everyone is why she excels. The collection included sophisticated, sleek red carpet-ready gowns, jacket dresses and simple separates -- all in lightweight fabrics. 

A number of pieces from Herrera's collection appeared to be painted with long brush strokes of color or adorned in patterns. The detailing was quite stunning -- as were the other notable additions: the stunning red brooch at the base of the neck, the embroidered aqua-gray belt that matched the embellished collar on a bishop sleeve blouse, the metallic orange patterns down the front of a sleeveless form-fitting gray dress. It was breathtaking.

Carlos Miele

(Monday at Lincoln Center)

Carlos Miele's show began with darkened lights that helped create a dramatic silhouette of a model fanning the train of her dress in the air. It set the tone for the rest of the collection, which featured garments with plenty of movement. The Brazilian designer also used an abundance of animal prints throughout the collection. His strapless yellow, white and black cheetah  and zebra print dress was special. He used the same color scheme for a zebra blouse that he paired with a black skirt and a leopard silk sleeveless blouse and flowy pants. Then he surprised us with a block of kelly green garments -- my favorite was a one-shoulder satin number with a flowy bottom. The collection was great. 

Reem Acra

(Monday at Lincoln Center)