NYFW Spring 2012: Day 1 Designers

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Here’s a look at some of the designers from day 1 of New York Fashion Week.

Rachel Comey

rachel comey spring 2012

DESIGNER:  Rachel Comey

INSPIRATION: I’m taking them to a more subtle, textural level. I wanted to play with depth, layers, and different levels of opacity

TOP TRENDS: asymmetric dresses, sheer prints, geometric angles, textural layers

TOP COLORS: white, blue, khaki, teal, dark blue, orange, forest green

ACCESSORIES:  straw hats, sunglasses, flatform sandals, colorblocked loafers

MY THOUGHTS: I love the textural layers and the variety of innovative prints.

BCBG Max Azria

bcbg spring 2012


INSPIRATION: Silky wearable color-blocked pieces with a dash of sporty chic.

TOP TRENDS: Geometric angles, zigzag prints, bright colors, sheer pieces, colorblocking, tribal, cut out shoulders, athletic chic

TOP COLORS: turquoise, neutrals, coral, teal, yellow, emerald green, cobalt

ACCESSORIES: beaded sandals, metallic clutch

MY THOUGHTS: I love how he uses the colorblock trend to mix brighter colors with darker hues. The zig zag prints and angles are superb. Such a casually elegant collection for spring!

Richard Chai Love

richard chai love spring 2012

DESIGNER: Richard Chai

INSPIRATION: His Love collection has a hippie surf vibe with 90’s undertone.

TOP TRENDS: floral prints, geometric shapes, stripes, cutouts, mix match color and patterns, sporty chic

TOP COLORS: pink, lavender, tangerine, purple, mint


MY THOUGHTS: Soft colors like peach, mint, and tangerine pieces really brought an unexpected take on spring ready to wear. It’s a collection that will immediately catches your eyes.

Cushnie et Ochs

cushnie et ochs spring 2012

DESIGNER: Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs

INSPIRATION: Played on the sexy, modern housewife look.

TOP TRENDS: plunging necklines, geometric cutouts, leather, peplum, monochromatic looks

TOP COLORS: white, pink, yellow, beige, black

ACCESSORIES: matching platform pumps

MY THOUGHTS: A well-executed and cohesive theme for spring!

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