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Postcards from New York Fashion Week (Day 4)

Fashion Week in New York City is almost over, and although some of us hate the thought of it, many alike me who work in fashion are glad for the break.  I’m glad for your continual support towards me, and of course Adrian with my new Postcards column and I do hope you enjoy all that is to come. Yesterday was a great day, filled with fabulous shows like DKNY, and Tommy Hilfiger’s Women’s collection. Thankfully Adrian got the chance to be out and about again, shooting exclusively for La Mode Dimitri and all our dear readers. Spotted once more was Anna Dello Russo, Bryan Boy and Nina Garcia, along with some more great faces in the industry, like Brad Goreski, models Melodie Monrose, Marihenny Rivera, Jonathan Marquez and Fernando Cabral.  See Photo Collection


Tommy Hilfiger | New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012

The female counterparts trotted down the runway yesterday, and with looks proving to be just as good as the men’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection, they certainly got my stamp of approval. Channeling his overall Spring theme and continually remaining in his long-time vein of all-american prep, he presented the exact opposite, to the men’s collection that showcased on Friday. That’s right, a spew of color, camo, horizontal stripes, chunky sweaters and leather all paced the floor at the show. What seemed to be new however, was a great deal of tartan outfits that sauntered down the runway upon the show’s opening, along with sophisticated jumpsuits with bold lapels, and colorful Kaftans fit for the beach. I was amused by the stunning swimwear which came color blocked and one-shouldered, then a striking mix of fuchsia camouflage. Accessories were more than present, as models wore lovely pairs of sunglasses and clutched large handbags with similar prints,  and smaller two-tone clutch bags. Once again, Mr. Hilfiger comes strong, proving to me why he is one of my favorite designers.  Check out my favorites below, as well as the entire collection. If you missed the MEN’S show, check it out here.

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DKNY | New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012

Summertime fabulous is the only term I can find to describe the hot designs that had the runway burning up today at Donna Karan’s Spring/Summer 2012 show. A substantial deal of color was the hype at today’s show, as all the models strutted down the concrete runway topped by wide-brimmed hats, for the extreme summer heat. The collection seemed to focus on sexy feminine looks, perfect for New York’s average woman on the go.  Opening the collection was a variety of minimal looks featuring neutral tones like black and navy blue, some in the shape of a blazer-dress which interestingly seemed fit for the professional along with some draping silhouettes free in their flow. After this, came the mega-surge of color and print. A pants suit completely covered in blue and red flowers, was accessorized with a bag, hat and stunner pumps all plastered with the same print and boasting loads of attitude. Lightening up a bit, Donna threw in some shorts, summer windbreakers, horizontally striped ensembles, then tweed suit for the perfect femme.  What seemed to be a mixture of animal prints covered the runway in green, transitioning to black, then to sheer looks in desert tones. Absolutely stunning! I’m sure that stylish women all of the world are ready to take this collection by storm. Check out my favorite looks from the show, as well as the entire collection below.

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Postscards from New York Fashion Week (Day 3)

Yesterday was an incredibly busy day of shows, and my favorite collections came from Lacoste, Prabal Gurung, Christian Siriano and Alexander Wang.  As it relates to Prabal Gurung, although I did no review, the collection was absolutely stunning. Zooming in on floral patterns, Gurung used tones of lavender to create the most amazing of dresses and gowns for which he known.

As I have for the last few days of fashion week, I bring you once again Postcards from New York Fashion Week shot by none other than the amazing Adrian Richards. Our eyes on the street captured the action both inside and outside of  Prabal Gurung, Helmut Lang, Christian Siriano, as well as the runway at VPL.  Familiar faces included stylist Rachel Zoe, Vogue Editor-at-Large André Leon Talley, The Anna duo once again fellow bloggers Susie Bubble and Bryan, and models like Karlie Kloss and Abiah Hostvedt.  See Photo Collection

Alexander Wang | New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012

Alexander Wang is such a genius – As he presented his Spring/Summer 2012 collection yesterday at New York Fashion Week, unlike other designers who had earlier taken a bold take on athletic or sporty themes, Wang subtly fused the theme with his already upscale street-wear aesthetic, and goes for inspiration found on the BMX, Motocross and NASCAR tracks.  In opening, female models with their hands tucked into the pockets of mesh pants wore constantly appearing mesh tops which were under-layered with what seemed to be colored shirts. Alexander then displayed how he creatively applied floral patterns to his amazing  street-wear, showing a great deal of body-hugging dresses, rompers and jumpsuits; all having their little touch of mesh and some topped off with a biker helmet as an accessory.  Tribal prints took their place as stadium maps, atop the most gorgeous of pieces including jersey jumpsuits and sheer jerseys. As it related to shoes, all the models wore chic pointed-toe pumps, which came in black and white.  This is what I call a refreshing collection, something new, innovative and inspiring. Seems like next season, mesh will be a huge trend, especially since Dolce & Gabbana already dished the male counterparts to the mesh trend in Milan earlier this season. Check out my collection favorites below, along with all photos from the show.

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Christian Siriano | New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012

One show I can never miss every season, is that of Project Runway’s Season 4 winner Christian Siriano; who to this date, I believe is the best designer who was a product of that show.  Today at New York Fashion Week, Siriano took to his inspiration of underwater specimens, and presented once more a collection which radiated extreme feminine elegance and chicness. In addition,he effortlessly pulled off some of next season’s already reoccurring trends, like prints and patterns, as well as horizontal stripes.  The collection was made up utilizing a palette of neon colors, like green and orange, also giving space to some grays, blues and all-white looks. On opening  he paired a beautiful body fitting dress that flounced at the floor, with a minimal t-shirt that made the two a perfect match. With fabrics like chiffon, crepe and organza, he continued to show his creative styling and paired wide-legged drawstring pants with sleeveless button-up shirts.  Nearing the end of the show, Christian’s usual ruffled and frilled ensembles took center stage, when a spew of gorgeous cocktail dresses, gowns, and flowing skirts came sauntering down the runway. With summertime indeed in mind, Christian has once again blown away the masses with his gorgeous collection.  Check out my favorites from the show, along with the entire collection below.

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Ruffian | New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012

After enjoying Ruffian’s collection last season, I don’t know if I can say I’m a huge lover of the Spring/Summer 2012 collection.  While there were some great pieces coming down the runway, others looked a bit too playful. Taking their inspiration from their last vacation in Saratoga Springs which is popularly known for horse racing, the sporty collection portrayed a great deal of color blocking and lines, alike those found on the jersey of jockeys. The stars of the show became a plethora of bright colors, as they fused their ever-trimmed and tailored designs like turtleneck shirt-jackets, and slim fitting knee-length skirts with bright silk fabrics, ranging from green and yellow, to pink and blue. Their usual chic and strong silhouettes came with chiffon shirts, and dresses which didn’t appear that much within the show, but for summer they definitely got an A+ for their stunning swim suits. Although many (including me) may not have enjoyed the show as much because of its literal interpretation of ‘sportswear’, creativity has no limits. Once again, I congratulate the Ruffian boys on another season well done, and look forward to their collection next year.  Check out my few favorites, along with the entire collection below.

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