Here’s a look at some of the designers from day 3 of New York Fashion Week Spring 2012 shows!
DESIGNER: Charlotte Ronson
INSPIRATION: A wearable collection with a Victorian-inspired flair.
TOP TRENDS: patchwork denim, seventies boho flair, subtle ombre, lightweight fabrics, mix-match prints
TOP COLORS: bright corals, neutrals, navy blue, light blue
ACCESSORIES: chokers, knee-high socks
MY THOUGHTS: I loved that the collection is dressier and more lady like. There was also a slight western feel which I can appreciate.
DESIGNER: Alexander Wang
INSPIRATION: A buffet of dangerous sports: BMX, Motorcross, and Nascar
TOP TRENDS: mesh bomber jackets, bright polos, race-car instarsia knits, nylon florals, leather minidresses, cropped floral hoodies , tribal motifs
TOP COLORS: black, blue, floral print, burgundy, purple, gray
ACCESSORIES: floral BMX helmets, crossbody bags
MY THOUGHTS: I love how he brings out the athletic chic, tough-girl persona through the clothes!
DESIGNER: Joseph Altuzarra
INSPIRATION: Mixing super-techno with super-kitsch
TOP TRENDS: floral prints, leather cutouts, body con dresses, bright knits, bright colors, zigzag prints, nylon windbreakers, techno fabric parka
TOP COLORS: red, black, lime green, lemon yellow
ACCESSORIES: black lace up sandals, nude sandals
MY THOUGHTS: I love that he experimented with colors this season. The jungle green backdrop flows perfectly with the collection’s tropical vibe.
DESIGNER: Monique Lhuillier
INSPIRATION: With women more into fitness and healthy lifestyles, I complement their physiques using intricate seaming to outline the body.
TOP TRENDS: sequins, exaggerated shoulders, sporty, graphic paint-splattered pieces, trench coats, cutout details, leather and lace, body con cuts
TOP COLORS: cobalt blue, cadmium yellow, magenta, cyan
ACCESSORIES: lace-up stilettos
MY THOUGHTS: I love how she brings a sexy edge to a basic classic look for some of her lace pieces. The bodycon geometric pattern looks are also superb!
DESIGNER: Prabal Gurung
INSPIRATION: I wanted to take the old fetish, like nylon and PVC and everything, and treat it in a more precious way.
TOP TRENDS: digital floral prints, geometric patterns, feathers, black leather, sheer panels, see-through tulle, tailored silk jackets
TOP COLORS: purple, pastel green, black
ACCESSORIES: ballet-style shoes
MY THOUGHTS: This is a completely different vibe compare to his last spring collection. Nevertheless I love the floral motives