Karlie Kloss continues her reign for the 5th consecutive season as the face of Oscar de la Renta.
The campaign shot by Craig McDean styled by Alex White features runway looks including shoes and handbags, as well as oversize seafoam-colored sunglasses a style from Oscar de la Renta’s collaboration with Linda Farrow.
Credit: Craig Dean for Oscar de la Renta
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:
Oscar de la Renta
See by Chloé
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A look into the final touches, 72 hours before “The Cloud Dress” was to hit the NYFW runway. Dress designed by Oscar de la Renta. Photos by James Nord
“In the future someone might ask, what is Oscar de la Renta? and you could say its a pretty dress.”
— Oscar de la Renta
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.
Geometric prints, structured and tailored cuts
Lots of floral and sheer, sophisticated and chic
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
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
Retro glamour, feminine, tight and curvaceous silhouettes
Structured, cropped paints and long dresses
Marchesa’s first runway show and this fashion label never disappoints – Fairytale fantasy, beautiful, lots of sheer and elegance
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Sleek, clean and minimalist but powerful and bold – according to WWD: Marc by Marc has a new groove
Oscar de la Renta
True to de la Renta’s signature flamboyance – confidence, refreshing, bohemian
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?
Stayed tuned for my top pics of London Fashion Week.