Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New York Fashion Week - Fall 2012 RTW

Though I've attended and covered numerous Fashion Weeks in LA, it is my ultimate dream to sit in the highly-coveted seats in New York and gaze at the looks that the top names in fashion send down the runway. If all fall fashion weeks look like this year's, then I will book my flights in advance to ensure that I am there when it all goes down.

This season was all about the textures, volumes, and silhouettes. My top choices include collections by Helmut Lang, Hervé Léger, Kevork Kiledjian, Kimberly Ovitz, Sachin + Babi, and Theyskens' Theory. Check out my other runway rundowns here, here, and here.

Helmut Lang

Holy funnel neck! Nicole and Michael Colovos [for Helmut Lang] seem to really love layers, layers, layers, layers, layers, layers. Slim, trim silhouettes paired with high, top-heavy volume is what was on the menu and the asymmetry almost jumps off the screen. Urban, refreshing, natural. Brilliant. 

Hervé Léger

When you think Hervé Léger, the word "bandage" comes to mind. This season, Max Azria [for Hervé Léger] dropped the "a" in favor of an "o" and went ballistic with the bondage. Fur-trimmed holsters and peplums added a bit of bad girl to the classic bombshell silhouette we know and love. It's almost as if Azria took the sexpot out of the equation and replaced her with a harder and edgier urban warrior.

Kevork Kiledjian

I had never heard of Kevork Kiledjian before last season (this is his third), and I still wonder where he came from. When I stop wondering, I just stare, because I can't take my eyes off of the sleek, modern, and futuristic aesthetic that he wove into the collection. The architectural details are a bit reminiscent of the fall/winter 2008 runway trend, but are still relevant. Uber luxe.

Kimberly Ovitz

Have you read Hunger Games? How about Girl With the Dragon Tattoo? I've gotten through a sizable portion of each and seeing this collection makes me imagine what a cross between Lisbeth Salander and Katniss Everdeen would look/dress like. Do I have your attention? I see Lisbeth's gothic sensibility. I see Katniss' rustic simplicity. And that fur strip is MAJOR.

Sachin + Babi

Sachin + Babi knows how to design for the modern woman. No longer a slave to the traditional silhouettes thrust upon us by designers past, the S+B woman isn't afraid to accentuate her wide shoulders, toned upper thighs, and don a monochromatic cover-up in the name of fashion.  Leather, tweed, fur, and silk compose this wearable and slightly whimsical collection.

Theyskens' Theory

Clean lines get a kick of modern glamour when Olivier Theyskens adds unexpected details to classic pieces. A long, sheer suit skirt, voluminous fur sleeves on a coat dress, and disappearing hems on a modest evening gown. Theyskens appeals to the bohemian fashionista who likes to keep it simple and knows how to look good without trying too hard.

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  1. Same here. I've been to some LA shows, but nothing compares to NYFW.

  2. Love these looks!! I hope you get to NYFW one day ;)


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