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Red-carpet-ready gowns from New York Fashion Week

Idan Cohen's Spring/Summer 2016 show drew out the stars and some exciting looks.

Actress Laverne Cox and Kelly Osbourne were among the stars sitting front row at the Idan Cohen fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week in Manhattan. Actress Laverne Cox and Kelly Osbourne were among the stars sitting front row at the Idan Cohen fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week in Manhattan. Actress Laverne Cox and Kelly Osbourne were among the stars sitting front row at the Idan Cohen fashion show during Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week in Manhattan. (Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)

Idan Cohen, whose reputation is growing as an international label thanks to his signature evening and bridal gowns, found inspiration from the 1960s for his latest collection. The Israel-based designer drew a star-studded front-row audience to his Spring/Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week presentation at The Shows at the Gallery, Skylight at Clarkson Square. "Orange is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox, pop star Christina Milian and TV personality Kelly Osbourne sat in the front row looking impressed by the splattering of pastels on hand-embroidered frocks and eveningwear.

Models strutted down the runway in pastel-colored, flowing frocks. Models strutted down the runway in pastel-colored, flowing frocks. (Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)

"I brought some '60s silhouettes… used a lot of very light custom colors, I have a lot of beaded pieces, and you can find very different kind of feminine silhouettes in the collection,” Cohen told From the Grapevine.

Celeb hairstylist Marc Mena wanted the models' hair to be as soft and romantic as the clothes.Celeb hairstylist Marc Mena wanted the models' hair to be as soft and romantic as the clothes. (Photo: Lindsay E. Brown)

Cohen’s collection of mainly eveningwear looks was modern 1960s meets mermaid, rendered in cotton-candy colors like pale blue, coral, nudes, soft yellows, seafoam green, with shell appliques and intricate hand-beaded shell shapes appearing on most looks.

Israeli fashion designer Idan Cohen appears at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in April.Israeli fashion designer Idan Cohen appears at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in April. (Photo: ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)

At just 27, Cohen has established himself as an up-and-coming designer to watch. He dresses celebrities for high-profile events and weddings, and designs for talent on television shows. Earlier this year he showed his first-ever collection in New York City to rave reviews. He also made history marrying his partner, Elad Borenstein, in what became the first-ever wedding ceremony held on-site at New York Fashion Week.

After graduating in 2011 from the prestigious Marangoni fashion school in London, Cohen returned to Israel to open his own studio. The label is now headquartered in a 4,000-square-foot atelier and flagship store in the heart of Tel Aviv’s fashion district, where the designer will surely turn out future collections that glamorously celebrate the female form.

Models take the final walk at Idan Cohen's SS16 show. Models take the final walk to Lana del Rey's "High by the Beach" at Idan Cohen's SS16 show. (Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)

Watch the Idan Cohen Spring/Summer 2016 runway presentation here:

Lindsay E. Brown is the managing editor of Eco-Chick, the web’s first ethical fashion, beauty and travel site for women. She has written for Whole Living Magazine, Edible, and Cottages & Gardens. Lindsay has been featured as a fashion and beauty expert on the Veria Living Network. Lindsay holds a BS in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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