Runway coverage provided by: The Fashion Spot
It may just be the beginning of Fall, but New York is already buzzing about what's hot for Spring as NY Fashion Week hit Lincoln Center on September 8. The shows wrapped up with three of the biggest names in American fashion, and their collections did not disappoint.
This is the type of show that fashion week dreams are made of. It was clear and cohesive without being tacky and referential. From the moment the first look came out featuring a pastel yellow printed knee-length skirt with a pale blue cardigan and seafoam shell, it was clear that this wasn't going to be a traditionally preppy show. What followed was a parade of beautiful silks and delicate crepe de chine in an array of whitewashed pastels and a great many cloche hats. Crisp white and pale pink dresses and suits flanked ostrich feather ornamented frocks all suitable for chic spring dressing.
View the full Ralph Lauren Spring 2012 collection and read the review >>
Calvin Klein's Francisco Costa is never one to follow the pack. A welcome departure from this season's bright hues and referential collections, Costa went back to the label's roots and showed a collection filled with seductive minimalism. The collection was in two categories: slip-dresses and suiting. Costa usually opts for the more conceptual end of minimalist but this season he took his cues from the label's hugely successful underwear line. The slips, shown in nude, grey, pale yellow, black, and other such muted colors, went beyond the expected as they featured bralette design details and layers of sheer fabric. It's not hard to imagine a retro songstress pairing one of these dresses with a bucketload of pearls and an oversized jacket.
View the full Calvin Klein Spring 2012 collection and read the review >>
Fantastic fringed bags, gorgeous cropped jackets, and beautiful, bunched fabric skirts made their way down the runway alongside more daring plastic cowboy boots, boldly hued sequins, sheer slip-like gingham dresses, and plastic skirts and dresses, for a collection that appeared to take influence from a variety of decades and styles.
View the full Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 collection and read the review >>
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