In Designer, Fashion, New York Fashion Week on February 18, 2012 at 7:22 PM
model-turned DJ-turned designer Mandy Coon based her Fall/Winter 12 collection on her inspiration from a recent trip to Nicaragua, and a chance encounter with a bat. Black, white and blue, the look and feel revolved around the prints that referenced the wild life she was surrounded by. dark but full of life, her body-con dresses featured pleating, cut in waists, digital prints and full skirts.
:: images via style.com.
Mandy Coon is one designer I always have my eye on (have you SEEN the bunny bag?! image of Ginny, below.)
In Designer, Fashion, New York Fashion Week on February 18, 2012 at 7:20 PM
designers Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman presented their second full-blown runway presentation for their Fall/Winter 2012 collection. although known for their award season worthy gowns, the designers also presented plenty of lesser-affair appropriate dresses of the lighter and shorter variety.
the Marchesa girl seems ethereal by nature, however in keeping with reality the designers brought in a touch of black as well as red and light blue, and gold.
:: designers Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman. images via style.com.
In Designer, Fashion, New York Fashion Week on February 18, 2012 at 7:18 PM
the boys of Proenza Schouler presented a Fall/Winter collection unlike any from their past : with boxy silhouettes and asymmetrical skirt hems, over-sized jackets and an air of carelessness somehow mixed in with their perfectly tailored pieces.
:: designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough. images via style.com.
In Designer, Fashion, New York Fashion Week on February 16, 2012 at 9:54 AM
Olivier Theyskens can’t help but put out collections that make editors swoon. for Fall/Winter 12 the designer took the contemporary brand Theory to a luxe, sophisticated place. Grey, Black and Silver were the main staples, thrown in with some gold camel and brown. the shorts were short, the pants pleated and slung low on the hips and the shorter skirts and dresses were loose and flowing. it was the jackets, fitted and tailored to a T as well as loose coats, flared out from the high waist that was worn over most pieces that stole the show.
Pamela Love collaborated for the show with diamond and quartz pieces worn around the neck and dripping from the ears. the element of diamonds or stones was played throughout the collection, encrusted on knits and dresses. the final looks were floor sweeping gowns, with the sheer factor Theyskens has mastered used just enough.
for the last couple of seasons the shoes have been a main focus. for Fall/Winter 12 the focus was on the boots, which were mid-calf and often shown with pants tucked in and billowing out. i am curious to see if this silhouette will be picked up come fall.
:: designer Olivier Theyskens. images via style.com.
In Designer, Fashion, New York Fashion Week on February 16, 2012 at 8:03 AM
with the use of black and red, Monique Lhullier took her Fall/Winter collection into a darker place. normally known for her light, airy collections (especially Bridal) the designer brought in a tease of S&M while still staying true to her uber-feminine look and feel.
ankle strapped manolo blahniks, waist heavy leather belts and hourglass forming gowns. a black, white and red print was printed on lace, conjuring the feeling of a lady with power, or rather fire, in her veins.
side note :: geek moment. maybe it is just my anticipation of the hunger games, but this collection would fit in well with Cinnas vision of Katniss as the girl on fire.
:: collection. images via Style.com.
In Designer, Fashion, New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2012 at 8:40 PM
The Olsens collections for the row appear to come out like clock work. everything seems very natural, nothing forced. for Fall/Winter 12 the designers kept to a minimalistic, but luxurious, block silhouette for their looks. mink was used in unusual ways, such as down the front of a dress. sheer chiffon kept the collection just sexy enough, showing that their are indeed models underneath those fabrics.
:: images via style.com.
In Designer, Fashion, New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2012 at 8:34 PM
i love leather, especially in the yummy berry tone Reem Acra incorporated into her Fall/Winter 12 collection. body-hugging leather with a defined waist, and cut-out floor length dresses were mixed in with both short and long sheer dresses with a sheen of sparkle. presented on a shining red runway, the presentation as a whole gave the sense of the vixen who won’t stop until she has shed blood. and shed she has. va va voom.
:: designer Reem Acra. images via style.com.
In Designer, Fashion, New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2012 at 8:18 PM
for Rachel Zoe’s first full-blown runway show the stylist-turned-designer leaned heavily on her more is always more mantra. the more options you show editors, the more samples you have to send out = the more coverage you get and the more impact you will receive. although there is a fine line between plenty of choices and overkill, with 46 looks Zoe just managed to just straddle that line by offering full blown “wow” looks and editorially-inclined pieces.
i found it hard to narrow down my favorite looks and those that spoke for the collection as a whole for my image, below. every look had a piece, or two, or three of perfection. the colors, the silhouettes, the stylistically chosen accessories and layering… it was all equally impressive.
:: designer Rachel Zoe. images via Style.com.
In Designer, Fashion, New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2012 at 7:31 PM
The bandage dress, per usual, took center stage at the Herve Leger by Max Azria’s runway show for Fall/Winter 12. yet surprisingly, the little mini dress was out-shined by the abundance of leather and fur, A-line skirts and floor sweeping maxi skirts. non-body con for Herve? Amazing, and it really worked.
:: designers Lubov and Maz Azria. images via style.com.
In Designer, Fashion, New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2012 at 7:23 PM
leather pants, tops and gloves were interspersed through Yigal Azrouel’s Fall/Winter 12 collection. suits were shown in matching color separates, including an amazing evergreen leather jacket and pant look. pants were cropped short, jackets were worn off the shoulders and dresses were transparent in patterns in both color and black.
:: designer Yigal Azrouel. images via style.com.