Jewellery designer Pamela Love channelled a bit of the Wild West in her tribal-influenced Spring 2012 collection. Displaying a mix of her signature gold geometric pieces as well as an array of new turquoise and amethyst breastplates, Love's new line has a number of statement pieces to covet. Watch her 2012 Spring presentation now!
NYC is buzzing with the excitement of shows, parties, presentations, and other festivities for 2012 Spring Fashion Week which officially kicked off with Fashion's Night Out events around the world. So as the celebrities, designers, and models step out to get Fashion Week started with the first shows already wrapped up, let's take a look back at some memorable moments from Spring shows over the years. Stay tuned for all of the front row celebrity pictures coming soon!
New York Fashion Week kicks off in a mere three days, and we're getting primed with retrospectives on some of our favourite designers, starting with Mr Alexander Wang. By now, the Wang girl is so iconic, it's hard to imagine the world without Alexander Wang's vision of the downtown, edgy-cool chick. While urban street style existed before 2007, Alex Wang took it and refined it into something so chic and wearable that everyone wants a piece, whether it's his slouchy denim, killer bags, or body-conscious dresses. Take a look back at this runway retrospective of Alexander Wang's relatively short career, and stay tuned for our full report on his upcoming Spring 2012 collection during NY Fashion Week.
Fashion Week always features a flurry of fan-tab-ulous manicures in shades people will be talking about all year long. We've picked 30 of the most sought-after manis from the NY shows, with full details on everything from the nail polishes at Marc Jacobs, L.A.M.B., and BCBG to the techniques for wild glitter nails at Jeremy Scott and seed bead manicures at Cushnie et Ochs. Look through to find your new favourite nail look now . . .
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Well, here we are at the end of New York Fashion Week, and before we touch down in London Town to catch up with the latest looks, let's check out what the last day in NYC provided us with — some parting shots that certainly didn't disappoint. From classic glamour at Ralph Lauren to dyed poodles at Isaac Mizrahi, the final day was certainly a memorable one . . .
The key to taking a perfect picture? Lancôme model Arlenis Sosa says it's all about having good energy and being yourself. We caught up with the personable (and very funny) Arlenis at the Lancôme Open Studio during Fashion Week, where she also revealed a few more of her best beauty tips — all with a big smile on her face. Check out what else she had to say now.
Yup. Ok. We admit. When New York Fashion Week rolls around there's pretty much only one local stylista who we're praying to see front row. In terms of up-town glamour, no one does it better than mix-master Olivia Palermo. She brought her polished, put together, but oh-so effortless style to yesterday's Marchesa presentation and we're thanking the fashion gods that she did! Working a leather sleeved blazer from Alexander Wang (you can score the exact style at Shopbop) back with a printed mini, opaques and high heels — it was a lesson in intelligent front row dressing. Smart casual, with a modern work wear twist, we're going to be channelling her look Monday morning. Want to get a serve of Olivia's f'row style too? Shop it all here!
With Kate Bosworth, Kerry Washington, and Zoe Saldana suited up in the label's signature minimalism, Calvin Klein's Fall '11 spoke to that quintessentially-Calvin aesthetic in easy A-line shifts and subtle metallics. Where Francisco Costa embraces texture or embellishment, it's always simply delivered, understated on swingy black sheath, or full, classic coat. Then, you catch yourself staring at the shoes — chunkier platforms in the form of ankle-strap sandals and heels. It's the restrained, perfectly-refined minimalist look at the world that we've come to know and crave from Costa.
- Trends: Minimalism, furry, fuzzy texture, metallics.
- Colours: Black, grey, white, beigey neutrals.
- Key Looks: A full, fuzzy beige coat; a gold shift and clunky ankle-strap platforms.
- Accessories: Clunky-soled platform heels.
- Who Would Wear It: Kate Bosworth; confident girls who stick to the minimalist code.
Inspired by the smoky mystery of the Far East, Ralph Lauren gave us a little Shanghai at his Fall NYFW show. With a soft version of David Bowie's "China Girl" playing in the background, models emerged in mostly black, often lustrous ensembles accessorized with jade earrings and red lacquered heels. The silhouettes remained classic — halter dresses, tuxedos, shawl coats — but he achieved a dramatic, sexy mood via rich satiny fabrics and sparkling details. There was ornate beading on dresses, including a black dress that shone from being covered entirely in black beads, wrap dresses done in a luxurious garnet-hued panné velvet, and a double-breasted suit in shantung silk that inspired visions of Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express. Ralph had his menswear moment as well, showing pinstripe trousers with a jade green silk top and sharply tailored tuxedos. It may not be a vision of the China that exists today, but it was one fun, romantic trip east on the Ralph train.
- Trends: Asian influence, evening wear, jumpsuits, tuxedos.
- Colours: Black, red, emerald green, purple.
- Key Looks: An emerald green satin gown was made for the red carpet.
- Accessories: Jade jewellery, platform red lacquered heels.
- Who Would Wear It: Women looking for exotic allure; red-carpet celebs.