Since Jayson Brunsdon was the last show that I had attended for New York’s Fashion Week last Thursday, I hadn’t known whether my final memories of Fall 2007 would end out with a bang or a whisper. Yet upon viewing his jewel-toned collection of dresses and gowns, I was embarrassed to admit to myself that, despite his being a successful stylist, illustrator, and designer in his native Australia, I hadn’t heard of him at all. From his teal sheaths to his midnight black gowns, Jayson Brunsdon has introduced a contemporary elegance to New York’s Fashion Week.

From sensational sapphire to extraordinary emerald, jewel tones floated down the catwalk in the guise of liquid sheaths and gowns…

while basic black and pure white took on streamlined silhouettes with satin layers and sheer gathering, giving equal shine to the each basic extreme.

In turn, Jayson Brunsdon has definitely succeeded in marrying old-school glamour with new school sensibilities. I, for one, am looking forward to checking him out for his Spring 2008 collection.