Since I was celebrating my best friend’s engagement in Alabama the first weekend of New York Fashion Week, I sent my lovely friend and fellow stylist Tiffani of StylebyTiffani.com in my place for a few of my fav shows.
#1: Lela Rose:
Lela Rose always designs perfectly feminine dresses in her seasonal collections. And Fall 2012 is no exception!
She was actually inspired by the architecture in Dallas, particularly a certain bridge, and it shows in her entire look, with her collection’s fluid lines and sculpted jewelry. Even the hair spoke to retro, and architectural elements.
Trend Alert: Peplums!
#2: Vivienne Tam was inspired by Shangri-La, the fictional utopia dreamed up by James Hilton in his 1933 novel Lost Horizon. She called it a remix of sorts with tons of mixing and matching of prints, textures and fabrics.
From Vivienne Tam:
Crossing Cultures, Traditions, City Modern melds with Himalayan
Gathering Ethnic Elements, Mongolian meets Street Sleek Tailoring Textural, Diagonal Ethereal, Real
Dreaming In Rich Color; Toasted Apricot, Teal Deep, Dusty Cherry Wood, Burnt Sienna.
Inspiring Optimism, Freedom, Ageless, New Shangri-La
Her color palette, like Lela Rose, spoke to rich fallish hues ranging from dark magenta, and rust, to shades of gray.
#3: Tadashi Shoji is one of my favorite designers for many reasons…
1. His collections are ALWAYS figure flattering for women of all shapes and sizes.
2. He is seriously one of the nicest designers I’ve ever had the pleasure of interviewing.
3. His gowns are the perfect black tie option…his gowns are always top choices for celebs like Octavia Spencer when walking the red carpet!
Trend Alert: Many collections reflected a 1920’s flair, with drop waists, Art Deco details, and longer hemlines.
Various images courtesy of style.com