>> Porter Grey's Fall 2012 pieces were equally feminine as masculine. Pretty frocks were counterbalanced with oversized blazers and bobby socks, while strong leather pieces were made softer with the addition of peter pan collars and polka dots. Cutouts on printed maxi dresses and short leather frocks were particularly of note, as were a flashy pair of bronze satin pants.
Posts for February 11th 2012
>> Jill Stuart tapped a moody, "mysterious nonchalance" for Fall 2012. Silhouettes were girlie and just a tad '60s, and came in a palette of ivory, black, plum, and berry. There were also some lovely prints in the mix, including an inky floral, which decorated box-pleat skirts, collared blouses, and shifts.
>> Let it snow. For his second season at Lacoste, Felipe Oliveira Baptista hip the slopes with a collection of Alpine-ready separates. Tapping the brand's 1966 contract with the French national ski team, Baptista sent down a cohesive assortment of streamlined separates that managed to feel nostalgic and modern all at once. A series of body-skimming, zippered knits were done in red, blue, gray, and ivory colorblock; jackets and tops were cut round-shouldered and then split cape-like at the sleeve; and there was plenty of leather to be found throughout. Baptista also injected a terrific bit of print into the collection: a multicolored, hatch-like plaid — which upon closer inspection revealed itself to be the weave of a fabric magnified to the umpteenth degree. This was the kind of elegant sportswear a modern city girl could really get behind.