>> Day three of New York's Fall 2012 season brought some big shows — and some big models. Natasha Poly, Karolina Kurkova, Shalom Harlow, Carmen Kass, and Gisele Bundchen all walked Alexander Wang's show, and — from the looks of the mile-wide smiles backstage — seemed to have a pretty great time doing it. Click through to see all the backstage shenanigans from Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Peter Som, and Hervé Léger — here in the slideshow.
Posts for February 12th 2012
>> Geometric prints, chevron stripes, and graphic fabrics dominated Lela Rose's Fall 2012 collection. The designer was inspired by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, and so there was an emphasis on angular layers, movement, and linear cuts. Rose kept the color palette architecturally inspired as well, with industrial grays and inky blacks mingling with patina-inspired mustards and rusts.
>> Victoria Beckham continues to establish her sleek, structured aesthetic for Fall 2012. This season, the mostly body-conscious silhouettes were injected with sporty stripes and pert collars, as well as some militaristic details. It was a fierce take on ladylike dressing, completely stripped of frills. Color-wise, there was a lot of black and gray, which made the occasional burst of cobalt, red, olive, and teal quite a relief.
>> Though Monique Lhuillier injected an element of toughness into her Fall 2012 collection — leather, metallics, and sheer paneled cutouts — no Lhuillier collection would be complete without some utterly breathtaking gowns. And while there were plenty of lovely cocktail numbers printed in a dramatic molten-lava motif — and even some chic-looking pant options — it was the floor-grazing, decadent evening dresses that really stole the show.
Effortless was the message at Tibi's Fall 2012 collection, delivered through two major trends — minimalism and menswear. Cropped menswear suits, oversized wool coats, and structured crewneck tops over slouchy pants dominated the runway for a collection that was understated and utterly wearable. Even the palette was understated, with an emphasis on black and cream. There was no fussiness in this collection, and next season rest assured girls like Olivia Palermo will be wearing Tibi's can't-go-wrong separates.