So The Stylish World of Lou, has decided to review New York Fashion Week in 2 parts. I have picked my favourite shows so far and will go through the trends for A/W 2012 that have debuted on the catwalks of NYC this season.
RAG & BONE
Layers of pattern and colour with optimal effects, were seen on the catwalk of Rag & Bone which was a complete contrast to their last collection. The palette was filled mostly with royal navies and deep violets, rich and bruised, but broken up by more light-handed, friendly patterns.
In relation to outerwear, the collection consisted of knitted blazers, trim, cropped jackets, a long carcoat with furry lapels, equestrian riding jackets, and cosy blanket-wraps among the standouts. These of course were set against bias cut dressses of contrasting prints.
Of course the unofficial staple of the brand, tiered tulip skirts and slouchy pants were present.
Jason Wu’s usual collection had a flirty & coquettish tendency, which was completely absent as this collection was debuted on the catwalks of New Week.
Ornamentation on the garments was heavily utilized with fur edgings, beadwork & sparking crystals adorning the collection, which of course added a feminine quality to the ensembles that in general had a hardness to them.
BCBG Max Azria
Colour blocking had a strong presence in the BCBG Max Azria collection and the line is extremely wearable for this A/W 12.
The palette was very sophisticated consisting of black, biscuit, cream, merlot, burgundy and navy accented perfectly with jade green, turquoise, coral and ochre. The collection was made up of shift and waisted dresses with pleated skirts, as well as blouses, tunics and wide-legged trousers.
The fur gilets were a great addition to the geometric dresses adding an element of feminity and elegance to the collection.
Check out part II coming on Tuesday with all the latest updates from New York fashion week.
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