New York Fashion Fall 2012 week bought out exquiste red carpet-worthy dresses. There were old-fashion Hollywood glamour, pretty prints, satin long column dresses, military-inspired looks, LBD’s, and femimine details. Reem Acra and Jason Wu have become my favorite womenswear collections this season thanks in part to the old-Hollywood style each style piece oozed. Donna Karan captured beautifully the artful balance of masculine meets femimine for her new collection from the off-center top hats to the tailored sharp shoulder jackets. With NYFW wrapping up, take a moment to enjoy the very best of New York Fashion Fall 2012 Week!
RED CARPET-WORTHY DRESSES
first row- Carolina Herrera, Badgley Mischka and Jenny Packham
second row – Reem Acra
third row – Rodarte, Tory Burch, and Vera Wang
Carolina Herrera never disappoints with her camera ready gowns nor does Reem Acra’s vintage disco dress and Vera Wang’s vixen look.
first row – Badgley Mischka, Carlos Miele, and 3.1 Philip Lim
second row – Suno, Thakoon, and Duro Olowu
Contemporary prints from geometric to floral were runway hits with these designers.
Chris Benz & Christian Cota
Brocade column dresses with a big bow and flowy silk gowns…reminiscent of the unforgettable Old-Hollywood glamour.
MASCULINE MEETS FEMININE
first row – 3.1 Philip Lim, Reem Acra, Jenny Packham second row – Donna Karan
PAINTING THE TOWN RED
Diane von Furstenberg & Donna Karan
Herve Leger & Alexander Wang
TOP 7 FAVORITE COLLECTIONS
Jason Wu left his best Old Hollywood meets 30’s China designs for last. Mixing and matching a vibrant palettes of red and black, Jason added lace, embroidery and timeless style to his new collection.
Orange and red were the color trend Proenza Schouler had for their latest style collection. That handkerchief hem silk printed dress would be a style favorite with Solange Knowles. For accessories, Proenza Schouler couldn’t resist a funky black leather booties and exposed zipper clutches.
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Marc introduced eye-catching trends for his latest style collection such as velvet a-line dresses, gym chic sweatsuit, pleated skirts, and color-block oxford collar dresses.
Naeem Khan did not disappoint when it came to making neutral gray, sequin gold and black pop on stunning silhouttes of floor-length gowns and cocktail dresses. With a landscape of assorted length dresses, Naeem definitely incorporated many of the trends mentioned in my previous fall 2012 reviews.
Prabal Gurung’s runway presentation easily became my favorite thanks to his way of mixing winter white, midnight blue and metallic gold color schemes for a refreshing red carpet ready collection. Prabal wrapped up his show with two stunning, daring bridal-inspired white gowns! Blue eye-shadow was Prabal’s standout beauty choice for Fall/Autumn.
Vera Wang’s done it again! She designed things outside of the box. Remember her black bridal dress collection she introduced last season? Against a stunning color canvas of red, beige, and black, Vera painted a modern womenswear line inspired by Alice in the Wonderland. Beading, transparency, fur, splashes of red, black, and beige were style winners.
New York Fashion Week’s runway show bonanza wouldn’t be complete without some sidewalk action…
AFRICAN FASHION SPOTLIGHT
Friend to MBM Lisa Folawiyo’s brand Jewel by Lisa became a major star power play this season thanks to stylist June Ambrose, entrepreneur Angela Simmons, and stylist Joy Adaeze who all wore design pieces from JBL’s Spring/Summer 2011 “Vintage Love” collection.
(pictured above from l to r – Angela Simmons & her JBL beaded clutch, June Ambrose and her JBL bejeweled shirt, Joy Adaeze & her silk printed JBL dress)
What are your favorite looks from NYFW Fall 2012?
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