typeF BlogsFashion Week NYC : February 9-16, 2012

Day 7: Style to Inspire our Wardrobes

By Laurie Brucker

Day seven of NYFW proved to be one of many eclectic looks, fashion visions and luxurious details.  All the trends I've outlined before are all still going very strong through out each collection, especially the concept of high contrasting, with the usage of blacks, whites, and greys being the most dominate overall.  Color has definitely taken a slight step back from the limelight.  But that doesn't mean our fall wardrobes won't be exciting.  This is definitely our most thrilling fall yet.  Why, you may ask?  Because there is so much newness this season. In the last few seasons we've seen the over usage of bold colors, however the garments, silhouettes and trends were very much the same as before.   But fall is officially taking a turn for the trendy!

Vivienne Tam, Badgely Mischka, Michael Kors (From left to right: Vivienne Tam, Badgley Mischka, Michael Kors)

Fur Neck Muffs. Fur everything is a very obvious statement for this Fall Fashion Week 2012 but a new fur accessory has risen to take its place as one of the top must haves for next season: the fur neck muff.  Seen in all ranges of sizes, colors, styles and fur types, the fur neck muff will be the infinity scarf of the fall.  While fur prices will always be expensive to the average shopper, this accessory will be blown out in all kinds of faux fur options.  So choose your furs wisely.  Look for ones that look real but don't come with a real fur price tag.  You'll be stylish and have a good conscience.

Anna Sui, Vivienne Tam, Nanette Lepore (From left to right: Anna Sui, Vivienne Tam, Nanette Lepore)

Electric Daisy Carnival. Bold color has really taken a seat on the back burner this fall.  While still relevant and sprinkled throughout fashion week very few designers devoted their whole collection to color.  Diane Von Furstenburg was the first designer this week to have used color with such conviction and that was just two days ago! But for fall, bold color has made a turn for the psychedelic.  Instead of going structured colorblocking like before designers are feeling much more creative with how they are putting it together, turning to their inspirational flower child of the 60s and giving her a modern day story. The result is a fun, colorful and wearable trend for the creative and eclectic.

J. Mendel, Naeem Kahn, Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa, Marchesa(From left to right: J. Mendel, Naeem Kahn, Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa, Marchesa)

Oscars Gold. With the Oscars just around the corner, the only thing I can think of during fashion week is which one of the amazing gowns that we've seen will walk off the runway and onto our favorite red carpet stars.  Only the privileged few get the opportunity for such a luxury.  So with all the fall fashion predictions here is an Oscar's red carpet prediction: GOLD.  What better way to honor the Oscars, than emulating an Oscar yourself.  Dripping in gold: Gold sequins, lace, lame, taffeta, organza and satin.  This may be our most "Oscar-like" Oscars to date.  

Wow! Just one day left of runway shows!  Can you believe it's been a whole week already? Fall fashion and inspiration have never been more fun.   Fashion week... best, week, ever.  



Photo Credits
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Getty Images/Frazer Harrison
Getty Images/Mike Coppola
Getty Images/Frazer Harrison
Getty Images/Frazer Harrison
Getty Images/Frazer Harrison
Getty Images/Frazer Harrison
Getty Images/Frazer Harrison
Getty Images/Frazer Harrison
Getty Images/Neilson Barnard
Getty Images/Slaven Vlasic
 Getty Images/Slaven Vlasic


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