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:
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
Geometric prints, structured and tailored cuts
Designer: Derek Lam Photographer: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com
Lots of floral and sheer, sophisticated and chic
Designer: Jason Wu Photographer: Go Runway
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
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
Retro glamour, feminine, tight and curvaceous silhouettes
Designer: Zac Posen Photographer: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com
Structured, cropped paints and long dresses
Designer: Rachel Zoe Photographer: Go Runway
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.