Tuesday, September 13, 2011

NY Fashion Week So far - Woo Woo

~ ~ Please Note: Due to Fashion Week Review and Trend Report, the Sample Sale post has been pushed out to Thursday ~ ~

Fashion week is intense, I tell you. It may seem all fun and fruity (it has been both so far), but there's so much work that's going on in parallel that if you were to sit down and try to decipher the cacophony, you would go crazy. As much as I love clothes, it is a lot of work to closely examine the styles, the trends, the underlying message that each designer is trying to give to its audience. And although I am not sitting in the front row (I really hope that I can give you the feeling of front row), I can still smell the fashion gold from fashion garbage, which I promise to include in one of my reviews. Oh fun fun!

Ok, I gave you sneak peeks last week, so am sure you had a lookie at what's going to be flooding your fashion way, but before I bombard this post with tons of pictures to make you cross-eyed, I would like to highlight the trends I am  noticing. Again, this requires being very diligent with each designer showcase, and then figuring out the hidden message.

Another thing, just giving the credit, where its due, all the images are courtesy of Style.com, and I really thank these guys for doing their job so fabulously! They truly make the job of us bloggers easy peasy.

The Trend Report (sounds like a stock picking cheat sheet): These are the ideas/color/material that kept popping up in almost all the collections I perused. You can see them popping up in the spring season darlings:


  • Orange-ish: Yes, yes, orange will be the new color of the spring season. Trust me
  • Lace: Delicate, whimsical, sensual trims adding just the right detail to the outfit, especially all white on white lace
  • Sheer: The amount of designers who chose to play with light, whispy, airy and sheer fabric was just amazing. And the results, even more amazing
  • Geometric pattern/lines/prints: Some of these prints were digital imprints, and some done the old fashioned ways. It was interesting to see geometric lines making an appearance in the most alluring form, some even in the 60's/70's mod form
  • Cropped jackets/tops: perfect for spring, these little nuggets were true outfit enhancers
  • Uneven hemlines: enough said

And, here's a visual look at the trends as noted above:

ORANGE-ISH {tangerine too}

Donna Karan Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Ohne Titel Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Donna Karan                                                     Marc by Marc Jacobs                                Ohne Titel

Rachel Roy Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Zero + Maria Cornejo Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Rachel Roy                                                       Rebecca Minkoff                                Zero+Maria Cornejo


Carlos Miele Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Alexandre Herchcovitch Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Carlos Miele                                                Alexandre Herchovitch                                         Diane von Furstenberg

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LACE

Bebe Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Betsey Johnson Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Jenny Packham Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Bebe                                                                     Betsey Johnson                                          Jenny Packham

Preen Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Rachel Zoe Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Preen                                                                                     Rachel Zoe                                        Oscare de la Renta           

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SHEER

Carlos Miele Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Carolina Herrera Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear  Giulietta Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Carlos Miele                                                            Carolina Herrera                                     Giulietta

Vera Wang Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Reem Acra Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Derek Lam Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Vera Wang                                                                             Reem Acra                                 Derek Lam

Alice + Olivia Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Rodarte Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Alice+Olivia                                                           Rodarte                                                          Rebecca Minkoff

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GEOMETRIC PATTERN/LINES/PRINTS


Derek Lam Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Chris Benz Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Hervé Léger by Max Azria Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Derek Lam                                                                Chris Benz                                           Herve Leger

 Thom Browne Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Ohne Titel Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Cynthia Rowley Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Thom Browne                                                              Ohne Titel                                        Cynthia Rowley

J.Crew Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Preen Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Carolina Herrera Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
J Crew                                                                      Preen                                                      Carolina Herrera   

Alexander Wang Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Michael Angel Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Rodarte Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Alexander Wang                                                        Michael Angel                                Rodarte

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CROPPED JACKETS/TOPS

Alexander Wang Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear  Carolina Herrera Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Preen Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Alexander Wang                                                  Carolina Herrera                                              Preen

Bebe Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Zero + Maria Cornejo Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Cynthia Steffe Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Bebe                                                                         Zero+Maria Carnejo                                        Cynthia Steffe

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UNEVEN HEMLINES

Creatures of the Wind Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Jenny Packham Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Creatures of the Wind                                              Diane von Furstenberg                   Jenny Packham

Rachel Roy Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Jason Wu Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Rachel Zoe                                                                   Rebecca Minkoff                                           Jason Wu

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And then there were some accessories trend I spotted as well:
  • Thin belts (sometimes multi-layered)
  • Strappy sandals (delicate thin straps in various color-combos)
  • Lace up boots + loafers (working on the whole "men" trend)
  • Chunky "centerpiece" necklace
So, that's all from me today darlings, I will be back tomorrow for another round. And then some.
Do let me know what's catching your fancy! Would love to hear from you.

Love!

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