Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Pretty Parade...NY Fashion Week Spring 2012

Here is a quick re-cap of the collections I've viewed from New York's Spring 2012 Fashion Week that concluded this past week.  Enjoy and be inspired...

My Favorite Trends...

1.  Longer shorts:  Mid thigh walking shorts that are cut slimmer than their traditional counterparts can be found in a number of collections.

2.  White:  The classic color is holding strong yet another season.

3.  Geometric prints:  From digital to tribal, linear prints and detailing are everywhere.

4.  Sheath dresses and pencil skirts:  Often right above the knee and super slim.
 Donna Karan

5.  Asymmetry:  Found in many blouses, blazers and skirts.
Jen Kao

6.  Florals:  Prints to silhouettes, flora has inspired a number of the Spring 2012 collections.  
Tadashi Shoji

7.  Circle skirts:  In varying lengths and fabrics.
 Donna Karan

8.  Mono-print ensembles

9.  The suit:  With interesting lapels and modern detailing, suits are in every hue, length and material for the spring.
Zac Posen

10.  Wide sleeves in stiff fabrics

11.  Sheer pants
Vera Wang

12.  Thigh slits:  In long flowing skirts
13.  Symmetrical prints and adornments
Badgley Mischka

14.  Shift dresses:  Falling right above the knee or higher
Phillip Lim 

15.  Tulip shaped skirts, pants and shorts
Carlos Miele

Other trends to consider...

*Deep pant cuffs or trim in a contrasting color*
*The colors coral, lemon, lime, violet, soft grays, cantaloupe and mint*  
*Plunging neck lines*

My Favorite Collections...

Cushnie et Ochs...(pronounced kush-nee et oaks) D√©colletage, geometric detailing, full skirts and structure meeting delicate folds.  Powerful and feminine.

Zac Posen...My absolute favorite thus far.  1940s style super slim suits, fish tails everywhere, sculpted bodices, exaggerated hips and amazing varying sleeves.  So glamorous!