Fashion Show: New York Fashion Week Overview

Sunday, October 2, 2011

New York Fashion Week Overview

I was fortunate to witness one of the biggest fashion shows in the US; The Mercedes- Benz Fashion Week in New York. Energetic would’ve been one way of describing the atmosphere. Many people were anxious to see the upcoming collections from some of the top designers in the world. Once the red carpet rolled out, numerous celebrities started pouring out to see the show. A-list artists like Beyonce and Nicki Minaj, socialites like the Kardashian sisters and actors Gerard Butler and Michael Douglas all stepped out to witness, front row, this spectacular show. The catwalk setting and music for each designer’s presentation was unique to them and helped to accentuate on the theme of their story. Once the lights and music started blasting and blaring, svelte silhouettes started parading up and down the runway, conveying a warm yet colourful storytelling. There were many “Ouhs” and “Aahs” for designers like Badgley Mischka and Tadashi Shoji. Talents like Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs and Max Azria all converged to exhibit their version of the 2012 Spring/Summer trend. They were not partial to skin showing, funky patterns and surely didn’t limit themselves to the typical seasonal color palettes. From pastel color blocks, bright tangerines and limes to black and neutral, the array of hues marks individuality from one designer to another. Many of them, like Narciso Rodriguez, have had their share of mishaps and adversities before getting to where he’s at now. Although he may fall short in years when it comes to hands-on experience but with a clientele like Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Obama and Rachel Weisz, he is far from stopping in his tracks now.
Frazer Harrison/Betsey JohnsonSpring 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Take designer veteran like Betsey Johnson, for instance. She’s been in the game for decades and her sense of avant-garde and uncanny fashion statements still speaks out to a range of women hence, rendering her almost fail-safe! Energy is the word of the day, people so do like Betsey and don’t forget to cartwheel!

 Frazer Harrison/Anna SuiSpring 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Anna sui and Badgley Mischka delivered edginess and funky patterns on the catwalk whereas others like Elie Tahari and Diane Von Furstenberg kept it chic with sheer blouses, trousers and complimenting accessories. Milly by Michelle Smith brought us back almost 4 decades with the conservative look of shoulder padded jackets, thick framed glasses and bold prints.

Peter Michael Dills/Marc By Marc JacobsSpring 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Marc by Marc Jacobs flaunted his ready-to-wear look and fortunately the price will not burn a scathing hole in women’s pocket, like most designers do. Thank goodness for that!

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