The Joy Cioci Fall presentation was filled with drapery, chiffon and billowy gowns (both long and short). The lines in the pieces are very dominant in the collections with pleats, sheers & bold prints. Check out a few of the pieces below and let me know what you think!
Which looks stand out most to you?
New York Fashion Week is long gone, but for some London Fashion Week is where it’s at. Taking a look back at Spring 2012 Fashion Week (September 2011) – you’d be surprised at which city outweighed each other (fashionably) and which celebrity known for her outrageous fashion came out on top!
As effervescent as ever, Betsey Johnson revealed a bright, multi-colored approach to Fall as only she can. It’s always a challenge to give a brief synopsis of a Betsey Johnson collection, her eclectic style paired with mix and match colors, styles and patterns always makes it interesting when trying to nail down her collection in two to three descriptive words. Instead of offering a description of her Fall 2012 ready to wear collection, I’ll just let the photos do the talking…
How would you describe the Fall 2012 Betsey Johnson Collection in THREE WORDS?
There was something about this season at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week that was calming and much less chaotic than seasons past. Could it be the fact that I stuck to my strict show schedule, or that I spent my time wisely hopping from presentations to shows? Honestly, No.
As an invited guest of Mercedes Benz I was asked to participate and enjoy the fashionable & luxurious Mercedes Benz Star Lounge. The known respite for VIP and influencers in between shows, the suite has been the haven for silver screen celebs to Super Bowl winning NY Giants. When it comes down to VIP treatment (although I lack celebrity status), I was not exempt. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating – which is a welcomed change from the chaos that is Lincoln Center. From personal assistance from MBFW staff escorting me inside of the most anticipated shows to the delightful aroma of snacks, meals & beverages (including champagne) that greeted me upon entrance beyond the velvet rope, the overall experience was nothing short of AMAZING!
Designed by interior designer, Wesley Cadie – the visually stunning wall coverings and textiles by Porter Teleo and artwork by Stephanie Hirsch truly made this chic oasis my ‘home away from home’ (home being the MBFW Media Center). The approach that Mercedes Benz offered something that is hard to come by when visiting Lincoln Center: stylish serenity within a welcoming and warm environment. The ambiance of the star lounge encouraged a calm, peaceful energy that carried me throughout my entire New York Fashion Week experience and beyond.
Thank you Mercedes Benz!
Now the New York Fashion Week has come and gone – let’s look at how Fashion Week has evolved since it’s humble beginnings in 1943.
Upon the first strut of the model down the runway, you begin to experience a collection that keeps you guessing. Is it the suede, patchwork leather or bell-bottoms that gives off the aura of the groovy 60′s? Or could it be an ode to the recessionista’s way of shopping – the ever clever thrifter? Either way, the Nicole Miller Fall 2012 collection brought a variety of styles, colors, textures and more into the forefront in this eclectic collection. Check out the rest of the Nicole Miller collection and give us your take – Is the collection a rip-off of the 60′s or a brave homage to the recent 90′s?
Photos by: Marcus Tondo / GoRunway.com
Once in a while, a collection hits the runway of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week that makes you wish to fast-forward time and seasons. The Fall 2012 runway show by Tracy Reese was undoubtedly that collection for me.
Designer (and fellow FAB Cass Tech Alumni) – Tracy Reese.
One resounding similarity of each piece in the collection made me believe in the flirty, happiness that fall fashion brings. Usually, the change in seasons brings a melancholy feel and desire to extend summertime weather and fun – well into the autumn months. This collection however, showcases pops of print and colors that bubbles up the anticipation for seasonal & fashionable change. The confident, bold shades of orange and bright greens paired with embellished tops and form-fitting silhouettes will definitely be a hit for the bold, fierce fashionistas that’s unafraid of standing out in a room, on a runway or beyond.
If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m not a complicated girl. I love jeans, t-shirts and overall comfort (first & foremost). With New York Fashion Week in my rear view, I’m reminded how I came into my NYFW fashion ideas with the thought of comfort in mind. Luckily, fashion and comfort can coexist under the tents at Lincoln Center.
Last week, as I rushed out of Lincoln Center to my next show, I was approached by FashionBombDaily.com photographers to be featured on the site for “Real Style”. (I had no ideas if I was going to be featured as a fashion HIT or MISS, but I was pleasantly surprised at what I found.) Check it out and let me know what you think!
Check out what some of FashionBombDaily.com readers think here…
On Thursday, February 16 at 3pm, the first-ever Strut: The Fashionable Mom Show, will premiere as part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, hosted by mom and model Iman, with a collection of designers who are realistic for today’s moms.
“As a mother of two and a fashion industry veteran, I am thrilled to host Strut: The Fashionable Mom Show at Lincoln Center this season,” said Iman. “Balancing my family and business lives has always been a priority for me, and I am proud to support other women striving to do the same.”
“Like so many women in the workforce, we altered our paths once we had kids,” said Albert. “One thing that stayed true was our love of fashion.”
“When you are a mom you take all the focus off yourself and channel it towards your children. The creation of our show is to help moms reclaim their sense of style with affordable and transformable looks that are wearable throughout the day,” said Gerstein. ”When you look good, you feel good!”
“With 32 million moms online with $2.4 trillion worth of spending power and 66 percent of those moms Facebook, there’s no doubt that fashion, moms and social media are all converging, which is at the core of the thinking behind Strut,” said MOM-entum’s Holly Pavlika.
Designers and top consumer brands couldn’t agree more. T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, Matrix, and Clorox and are all top sponsors of the event because they recognize and celebrate the power of mom and her love of beauty and fashion.
Tory Burch, Rachel Roy, Vera Wang, Douglas Hannant, Rebecca Minkoff, Gap, Laundry, Michael Kors,David Meister, Ramy Brook, The Children’s Place, Quinny, BCBG, Monica Botkier, Hatch by Twobirds, Pea in the Pod, Coldwater Creek, Bela Bum Bum, and Ingrid & Isabel are also celebrating mom and providing looks available in-store and online to be featured on the runway, worn by real moms who truly embody what it means to be a fashionable mom.
It’s one of the most fashionable times of the year – the week where the Who’s Who of celebrity-life make their way to Lincoln Center to support designer fashion. This week many of your favorite celebrities from the silver screen to reality TV attended Mercedes Benz Fashion Week shows. Interesting enough, many of them opted to style in shades of blue this week. (Do we spot a trend? LOL) Check them out below & let us know if they were a fashion HIT or MISS!
Photos via Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images North America/PacificCoastNews.com/ FameFlynet Pictures/Stephen Lovekin/Skip Bolen/Astrid Stawiarz/CindyOrd/ Jamie McCarthy