>> Designer Sharon Wauchob takes her Edun girl on a punk rock safari for Fall 2012. "I was trying to show the modernity of Africa, connected to an urban environment," the designer explained. To that end, artfully draped, formfitting silk dresses were splashed with vibrant tribal prints, tops and sweaters were patterned in zebra, and — for contrast — boxy baseball-coats, pleated skirts, and wide trousers were cut in textured leather and lush plaid wool.
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>> With the Park Avenue Armory decorated to look like an autumnal park and a Simon & Garfunkel soundtrack on full blast, Tommy Hilfiger sent out a smart collection of military and equestrian-tinged separates for Fall 2012. It was a strong offering, with a lot to like: slim-cuffed trousers, silk dresses printed with buckled harnesses or trompe l'oeil cable-knits, suede pinafores, and a boatload of gorgeous, shiny-buttoned pea coats. Click through to see the entire collection — and watch the video from the show below:
>> Here's a peek at the entire DVF Fall 2012 collection. Watch the video — and read our full review — now.
>> With the Far East in mind — and a front row that included Dita Von Teese, Brad Goreski, and Anna Wintour — Zac Posen delivered a breathtaking assortment of dresses, gowns, and eveningwear for Fall 2012. Posen's signature silhouettes were cut in decadent fabrics — silks, satins, and jacquards — and came in a rich palette ranging from deep jewel tones to buttery pastels. Origami folds, chinoiserie embroidery, and kimono draping added intrigue.
>> A palette just right for Valentine's Day dominated Thakoon Panichgul's Fall 2012 collection. In red, fuchsia, crimson, and purple, these were vibrant, punchy clothes in streamlined, easy silhouettes. However, Thakoon is known for his whimsy — and there was also plenty of that here. Shifts, full skirts, boat-neck tops, and coats were full of surprising details: paperbag waists, ruffled ruching, and lacquered fabrics, as well as leopard-print inserts and key-hole cutouts. "I was feeling something a bit more romantic," the designer explained of the collection.
>> For Fall 2012, Diane von Furstenberg, along with creative director Mispelaere, riffed on the idea of a "rendez-vous," or, as her show's liner notes put it, "a meeting with suspense and expectation." The result was a collection steeped in subtle sultriness, with wrap jackets, pencil skirts, and the designer's signature jersey dresses cut in body-hugging silhouettes, and featuring more plunging necklines and thigh-revealing slits than we've seen from the designer in seasons past. But von Furstenberg is a designer who always keeps her customer close to heart, and so there were plenty of work-ready suits, blouses, and shifts in the mix.
>> DKNY offered up a plethora of citified cold-weather looks and some very stellar outerwear options for Fall 2012: boxy fur jackets, leather-sleeved cocoon coats, sporty puffers, and double-breasted wool coats. As for what to wear underneath, there were pencil skirts, straight-cut trousers, body-skimming maxi dresses, and a plethora of flippy little miniskirts. But the main take-away from this DKNY collection? When in doubt, belt it.
>> At first glance, Derek Lam's Fall 2012 collection might have looked a little safe. Silhouettes were ladylike and sweetly printed — nothing too tight, too short, too bare, or too loud here. But the devil is always in the details, and, upon closer inspection, these looks were spot-on. The designer worked with some amazingly luxe-looking fabrics — woven cashmere, high-shine leather, printed satin, and metallic-threaded wools — and cut them with a slight sports-inspired slant: a long-sleeve top in cashmere was cut with raglan sleeves to resemble a sweatshirt, and there were several baseball-style zip-ups in floral satin. Lam also injected a bit of slouchiness into the mix — sleeveless cable-knit sweaters with split side seams, and floor-grazing skirts in lush silk georgette — for just a hint of undone cool. All this made for some very appealing, easy-to-wear clothing that, come next Fall, many a girl will be reaching for.