|My favorite 18 looks from the collection.|
|My favorite four looks from the collection.|
Proenza Schouler’s most recent collection has carried on the tradition of the fashion house’s impeccable eye for prints, and tailoring. This eclectic collection combines motif’s from African, and Hawaiian culture. The colors ranged from neon royal blue, neon yellow, and neon orange, to muted yellow, blacks, browns, and greys.
|My top 16 looks from the collection.|
|Neon chartreuse was just one of the bright colors to electrify the runway, but it was my favorite.|
Oscar de la Renta never disappoints on the runway, but this collection was taken to another level of fantastic. The waisted silhouettes, saturated colors, and bold textures are perfect embellishments for your Spring/Summer wardrobe.
The collection is the epitome of femininity as Oscar showcased perfectly cropped cigarette pants, full blown taffeta ball skirts with simple lace tanks, and summer tweed jackets paired with waterfall blouses. The array of fabrics include lace in all different weights, chiffons, summer tweed, silk tulle, silk taffeta, beaded sheer, fox fur, sequins, feathers, and crochet. Basically every single fabric you need in your wardrobe to be a certified glamazon. The accessories were equally titillating; costume jewelry, bowling bags, multi-stranded necklaces from bright colors to blacks, wide belts, and floral scarves, all were featured. Oscar’s prints included seemingly painted on vertical stripes, poppy motifs, and the ever present florals. The colors of the clothing for this collection translated just as well onto the footwear. The high multi-laced sandals, and transparent high-laced brogues were showcased in bright colors often times corresponding to the look with which they were paired.
I think we can start to appreciate the fact that this may be one of the best Fashion Weeks the industry has seen in years.
Do you think Oscar de la Renta knocked this collection out of the park?
|Top four looks from the collection.|
Simplistic vintage silhouettes enriched with bold colors, textures, and prints makes for a tantalizing feast for my eyes. There isn’t a single piece in this collection that doesn’t bring something interesting to your look. From full a full ballet skirt to to a drop crotch jump suit in bone white with gorgeous silk chiffon draping, this collection combines statement making fashion with vintage simplicity to perfectly embody the season of spring. I am salivating over the saturated oranges and the vintage pastel color palette.
What do you think about the A + O collection? Worthy of shop therapy?
I know it’s late, but I couldn’t help myself! I had to post as soon as I got my hands on the photos from Rachel Zoe’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection! The NYC presentation was so not RZ, very simple. Also, did I mention some of the models were wearing FLATS?
Images via New York Post
The only problems I have with this collection are: The bag in the look with the brown blazer and the maxi dress, it looks like a Celine rip off. I also am not a huge fan of the gold sequined mini-dress. It looks like it is out of a Kohls collection. Maybe if it was paired with a leather jacket and presented as a day look it wouldn’t look like such a filler. Otherwise, I love how Rachel hasn’t compromised who she is for the sake of making sales. Although, I do miss her promoting other designers other than herself on twitter. I guess that’s what happens when stylists turn to designers!
All criticisms aside Rachel Zoe is one of my great loves, and she will always be ba-nan-as.
Four days of fashion have kept us on our toes this week, and the trends have become extremely apparent to those of us who have been diligently paying attention. 90’s grunge has made an interesting companion for the ethereal flowing fabrics that always come with spring. Designers either rose to the occasion or missed the mark. The Row had a colour palette of bone white, with barely there layers of silk, and satin on the bottom, paired with structural pieces on top. Their collection was clearly inspired by the orient, sadly it translated into what most would call pajamas. The Row was my favorite collection from F/W 2011, and this season was short of amazing.
Images via WGSN.
My break out designers this season so far are Doo.Ri, Thakoon, and Rag & Bone. All of these fashion houses have honed this season’s trends while remaining true to their own aesthetic. Thakoon remained true to his polished uptown silhouettes, while incorporating funky prints, and western themes. The classic feminine silhouettes paired with the western cowboy hats defines his look as “cross cultural traveller.”
Doo.Ri stuck with her signature draped looks while incorporating structural pieces like blazers with oversized shoulder pads to bring the 90’s theme into her collection. Her draped and twisted jersey dresses are done perfectly while allowing for imperfections in the body to be hidden.
Rag & Bone has been one of my favorite collections for men and women season after season for years now. This season is no exception. The designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville harnessed the trend of 90’s sportswear, bringing in their signature copious amounts of layers, and this season’s bright color palette. Gorgeous.
More updates to come later this week.
Fashion Week day three is happening. Day two was kicked off by one of my very favorite designers, Nicholas K. As soon as I get pictures from their show, rest assured there will be a full rundown.
For now, I’ll show you a few street style nuggets of the trendiest of show goers. Ready? Okay!