It was hard to narrow it down to just a few, as throughout the week there were a lot of amazing color combination, delivered largely through color-blocking and prints. Here are the ones that stuck out in my mind, days after the show had ended.
[Images by Julia DiNardo]
The engineered prints, shoes, and hair at the presentation transported all viewers to an amazingly stylish, far off civilization. Hoffman once again dolled out a strong, print-heavy collection that keeps her in the top ranking of our must-sees every season.
Somehow, Benz managed to make acid yellow sequins look downtown cool, paired with hi-top sneakers (footwear by Alejandro Ingelmo) and “I just woke up” hair. Not afraid to use color, Benz is more and more moving into the ranks as a solid American designer, and fashion week favorite.
It’s easy to see why Tracy Reese has been such a popular choice of go-to femininity, celebrating the brand’s 10 year anniversary, down to the very day, this fashion week. She showed a well done, beautiful collection of softer pastels and prints, complete with a turn of the century rustic, ladylike vibe, due to the hair style and parasol accents.
Milly by Michelle Smith
Inspired by Sonia Delaunay and focusing on a Milly girl who is “more interested in her books than boys this season”, Michelle Smith used graphic zig-zag, geometric, and color patterns that reminded us how poppy and strong primary colors can be.
BCBG MAX AZRIA
Azria tells us that a story of mixed prints and color blocking will continue into spring 2012, adding in a mix of off the shoulder details and interesting slits and cut-aways.