Fashion week this year was amazing, even though I say that everytime, I really mean it this time. Spring 2012 still has beautiful bright neons in its future! There will still be full skirts with beautiful tops, ikat patterns, lace, fringe and suprisingly nailheads. Scroll down to view highlights from New York and London Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Week! Paris and Milan to come.
New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012
London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012
We had the pleasure of attending the LUCA LUCA Spring/Summer Fashion Show this year and the collection was just as expected, Beautiful! The collection from last year was leaning more towards trendy chic, but this year it was all about the sexy causual look. With off-the-shoulder dresses, lightly embellished tops and tailored tops. One of my favorite looks that I fell in love with was the white halter dress with exposing cutout and sheer sequined sleeves. Take a look at some of the pieces from his collection below, what do you think?
This year’s 2012 Resort Collections was a sight to behold with hints of sultry, playful and elegance in every collection. I’m excited to see that bright bold colors will still be in style for 2012, and all of the different looks seemed to lean towards more relaxing and loose fitted clothing which I think is perfect for the summer, especially while on a resort! I created six image collages below showing the same inspired looks from different designers which include Sachin + Babi, Monique Lhuillier, Theyskens’ Theory, The Row, Preen, Acne, Badgley Mischka, Givency, Douglas Hannant, BCBG Max Azria, Rebecca Minkoff, Balenciaga. All photos from style.com (Click to Enlarge Photos)
Patterns & Prints
Pops of Color
Burberry’s Fall collection was named after the proto-supermodel Jean Shrimpton, based around her look in the early sixties. The collection was just beautiful with its bold colors, tulip-skirted dresses, mod sweaters and pants. But Burberry’s real success was the coats, the beautiful trim coats in various colors, textures and hints of mink, fur, closures and buttons. Mathew Williamson’s collection was inspired by Francisco Infante-Arana, the Russian artist. The collection had an array of bright colors, and interesting patterns, fringe, beading and fur trim details. Antonio Berardi’s collection was full of stacked pleats bullion beaded sleeves, hints of lace, beautifully made beaded dresses on sheer fabric, and my favorite cashmere coat with a fox top and a trim of sheared mink, just gorgeous. Sass & Bide Fall collection was based around different cultures and different textures, an urban warrior like woman. The collection included rich and electric shades of magenta, fuchsia, coral and tie-dye colors. My favorite piece was the yellow coat with hints of beading. Roksanda Ilincic’s Fall collection was in inspired by exotic birds, which makes sense that she would use bright vivid colors. The collection included wool tunics, tuxedo-striped trousers, and satin gowns. Some of my favorite looks was the separate tops and skirts pulled together by a contrast ribbon belt.
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Sass & Bide
Check out the rest of the higlights from 2011 Fall NYC Fashion Week shows we attended:
Douglas Hannant Show was everything that I want in a show, beautiful coats, gowns, tailored skirts and beaded shirts. Everything was Glitz and Glam, a collection I would love to have in my closet for the museum parties and shows I dont attend . Trims included fox fur, beaded trims, crystal belts attached bullion cords, leather skinny belts, and sequin. Overall it was an amazing show and held The Plaza which made it even better!!