Fav looks of NYFW | A/W 2012 Runway

NYFW Autumn/Winter 2012 Runway review

Figure-hugging silhouettes with emphasised waists, panels of solid colours, military inspiration jackets were key trends of NYFW.

Layering of chiffon and softer fabric was also a common theme — a change from heavy winter garments, providing a more pretty, feminine tone to Winter.

Below the knee length skirts, lace and structured tailored cuts that we saw dominate S/S2012 continued to flow into the A/W2012 collections. The velvet and leather-looks seem to be more popular now than ever.

Colours: white, black, mustard, gold, military green, burgundy.

Disappointment for the season was Marc Jacobs. To be honest, I wasn’t sure how to take his A/W collection. The oversized proportions and the hideous hats is not what I associate with Ready-to-Wear. But I do have to give it to Marc Jacobs that he never fails to produce is a show-stopping collection.

My take away from NYFW: Red is the new black – a shade that transforms an entire outfit and the waist belt is a must-have accessories.

My top 10 NYFW A/W12 runway shows:

Zac Posen

Ralph Lauren

Oscar de la Renta

Rodarte

Marchesa

Christian Siriano

Donna Karan

Jason Wu

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Victoria Beckham

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Fav looks of NYFW | S/S 2012 Runway

NYFW Spring/Summer 2012 Runway review

Its that time of the year again and a couple of new comers (Marchesa, J.Crew and Tory Burch) have brought their collections to this season’s RTW runway. In summary, NYFW delivered lots of bold colours, clean silhouettes, lace, floral, sheer and femininity with a bit of edge.

My top 10 NYFW S/S12 runway shows:

The Row

All white hues and long silhouettes – A small collection of 22 pieces but the girls have come a long way since The Row was just a collection of T-Shirt clothing knit leggings.

Designer: Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen Photo: Courtesy of The Row

Derek Lam

Geometric prints, structured and tailored cuts

Designer: Derek Lam Photographer: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com

Jason Wu

Lots of floral and sheer, sophisticated and chic

Designer: Jason Wu Photographer: Go Runway

Christian Siriano

Dramatic flair, glamour, lots of yellow and pink hues – Project Runway season 4 winner has proven that he is to be taken seriously in the fashion industry

Designer: Christian Siriano Photographer: GoRunway.com

DKNY

Smart and Empowering (the perfect message as the show was scheduled on the tenth anniversary of 9/11), bold colours, key accessories: strappy shoes and wide-brimmed sun hat

Designer: Donna Karan Photographer: Marcus Tondo / GoRunway.com

Zac Posen

Retro glamour, feminine, tight and curvaceous silhouettes

Designer: Zac Posen Photographer: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com

Rachel Zoe

Structured, cropped paints and long dresses

Designer: Rachel Zoe Photographer: Go Runway

Marchesa

Marchesa’s first runway show and this fashion label never disappoints – Fairytale fantasy, beautiful, lots of sheer and elegance

Designer: Georgina Chapman andKaren Craig Photographer: Go Runway

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Sleek, clean and minimalist but powerful and bold – according to WWD: Marc by Marc has a new groove

Designer: Marc Jacobs Photographer: Go Runway

Oscar de la Renta

True to de la Renta’s signature flamboyance – confidence, refreshing, bohemian

Designer: Oscar de la Renta Photographer: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com

An honourable mention goes to Marc Jacobs (due to the earthquake and hurricanes, the show was rescheduled as the final show of NYFW) – MJ wrapped up the week with a fresh breath of modern-cool. The show felt like a broadway caberet, featuring flapper dresses but I just wasn’t a fan of the plastic ankle boots. The excitement and vibrance that Marc Jacobs brings to his collections, hints that he is ready to take on haute couture  - calling for Christian Dior I hear?

Designer: Marc Jacobs Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Stayed tuned for my top pics of London Fashion Week.