Models came out in 5 shades of blue eyeshadow that seemed a world away from the incredible collection. The show – “Uncursed” – took us through a mass of stunning black looks and led us through blues, golds, and (eventually) whites by means of ostrich feathers and heavy embroidery. Obsessing over oil-spill foil-printed neoprene. View Post
Well, the title says it all doesn’t it? New York Fashion Week‘s Spring/Summer 2012 season showing is done and dusted. After seeing about 5000 street style photos over the past nine days, I have picked some of my favourites to share with and inspire you. Let me know if you’d like to see a “Best Dressed” list for the next three cities, as well!
As a bit of a secret bookie, one of the reasons I love Ralph Lauren is the fact that in 1974 (at the beginning of his company), Mr. Lauren designed the costumes for The Great Gatsby. Imagine my surprise to see that – almost forty years later – he had designed a collection for the modern day Daisy Buchanan. The roaring Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show is going to blow your mind.
It was a feather-heavy 1920s homage with enough bias-cut to seduce your wallet into Danger Zone. That said, there was also an interesting mix of platform wedges, glossy palazzo pants and interesting suit details that pushed the collection into modern territory and steered the retro romance away from appearing costume-like. With robin’s egg blue, celadon, and daffodil colouring, every look was capped off and toughened up with a cloche hat. It was divine. View Post
While most fashion shows build to a sort of crescendo of the biggest and most intricate pieces, Oscar de la Renta kicked things off dramatically for his Spring/Summer 2012 collection with enormous, silk taffeta ball gowns. The show was more energetic than I’ve seen from Oscar’s past few seasons, yet somehow he still accounted for his popular ladies-who-lunch fanset.
The eveningwear was – as always – better than anything I could predict. Though I always review Fashion Week shows with my top five looks, I was close to sharing the entire collection. Fur, sequins, gold lame, more and more taffeta; I gasped when Lindsey Wixson came out in a barely-pink silk chiffon, ostrich feather gown – the movement was unreal. The edgy vibe to his glamorous showing was also hitched up unexpected soundtrack from Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.
(I also thought this would be the perfect opportunity to include a video of Oscar de la Renta serenading Sarah Jessica Parker at Fashion’s Night Out NYC. Cutest thing ever.) View Post