NYFW Fall 2011: Day 2 Designers

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Hey All! Here’s a peek at some of my favorite designers from Day 2 at New York Fashion Week!

Peter Som

DESIGNER: Peter Som

INSPIRATION: “It was truly about things my friends wanted to wear, ” Peter Som explained of his Fall 2011 collection. “Everyday but heightened and with a touch of quirk.”

TOP LOOKS: long sleeve sequin jersey dresses, colorful prints, sequin pants, tuft of fur on jacket sleeves and on dress hems, dark and neutral wool tailoring

TOP COLORS: black, orange, graphic prints, metallic, navy, gray

ACCESSORIES: bright, two-toned Charlotte Olympia shoes, kitten heels

MY THOUGHTS: I love the mix of bright oranges with dark palettes. The tuft of fur is an interesting look and the finale blue-sequin dress was truly a gem. Overall this collection speaks sophistication.

Rag & Bone

DESIGNERS: David Neville and Marcus Wainwright

INSPIRATION: “It started with Inuit people — the indigenous people of the Arctic circle — and on the other side of it, there was a French skiier called Jean-Claude Killy — so ’70s ski — and it just went from there.”

TOP LOOKS: 70’s ski, varsity jackets, shearling coats, striped thigh-high tights, leather trim, fur sleeves, color-blocked pieces

TOP COLORS: icy white, gray, brown, rusty orange, cobalt blue

ACCESSORIES: brown leather boots with canvas detailing,

MY THOUGHTS: Very edgy, sporty looks. There’s shearling everywhere and I love that!

Cynthia Rowley

DESIGNER: Cynthia Rowley

INSPIRATION: Preppy to her grandmother’s eccentric style

TOP LOOKS: geometric patters with feminine fabrics, sequin jackets, velvet suits, asian-inspired prints, shiny and shimmery sweaters, intarsia knitted dresses, romper like “waling dress”

TOP COLORS: mustard yellow, black, beige, green, emerald, deep blue

ACCESSORIES: fur scarves, velvet calf boots, velvet slippers

MY THOUGHTS: I’ve always been a fan of geometric patterns so that’s why I loved this collection from the start. Love the color palettes especially the mustard yellow. The collection is very preppy but still something for every personality.

Jason Wu

DESIGNER: Jason Wu

INSPIRATION: “Baroque meets sportswear.”

TOP LOOKS: silk and lace shirt dresses, cigarette pants, ostrich feathers, charcoal gray coats with strip of black lace down the sleeves, above the knee skirts, embellished gold lace gown, metallic sequins and paillettes.

TOP COLORS: Red, gray, black, chartreuse, cream,

ACCESSORIES: Black lace headband veils, black pumps, round sunglasses, gold platform pumps, leather bags and clutches, swarovski crystal embroidered clutch

MY THOUGHTS: He stays true to his ladylike style. Overall, his collection was consistent and polished.

Check out more of Day 2 Designers and the full collections at Style.com!

  • Rebecca Taylor
  • Rebecca Minkoff
  • Nicole Miller
  • Ruffian
  • Robert Geller
  • Costello Tagliapietra
  • Doo.Ri
  • Tess Giberson
  • Jeremy Laing
  • threeASFOUR
  • Perry Ellis

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