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Posts for September 21st 2011
For Spring '12, Alberta Ferretti delivered her signature ultra-feminine aesthetic with a modern twist as models strutted down the runway in sheer cutouts, African-inspired prints, crochet, and beading cut into slinky slip dresses and skirts. "To me, a simple shape and easy way is feminine and modern," said Ferretti. For daywear, the designer offered up a bevy of geometric cutout dresses — made to replicate Zulu markings — effortless knee-length skirts, and vibrant patterned dresses. However, it was evening offerings that took our breath away. Alberta's sheer black gowns were exquisitely embroidered with intricate beading and crochet details lending the perfect bohemian luxe vibe. Read below for more details from the collection.
- Trends: Sheer slip dresses, crochet and beading details, tribal prints.
- Colors: Black, white, green, fuchsia, red, citron.
- Key Look: The sheer black beaded gowns looked amazing.
- Accessories: Beaded bags, strappy and ankle-wrap stilettos in black, white, and orange.
- Who Would Wear It: The tribal looks will cater to the downtown crowd and the gowns are perfect for red-carpet ladies like Emma Watson and Kate Bosworth.
Even if sports weren't your forte growing up, its time to show off your team spirit for Spring 2012. Designers including Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, and Marc by Marc Jacobs showed off sporty looks for the new season, including zip-up hoodies, track pants, BMX helmets, and duffel bags. We can't wait to get our hands on these comfy-cool separates come Spring. Make sure to tune in for more fashion week trend reports from London, Paris, and Milan. On Allison: TopShop
We spotted wrap skirts on the runway from designers like Proenza Schouler, Aquascutum, Reed Krakoff, and more — the geometric, slightly off-kilter shape gives the standard skirt a fun face lift, and one that will look fresh and modern even when paired with more classic pieces. Typically worn low on the hips, it's a versatile piece that takes well to many different types of tops and sweaters. It may not be the most basic skirt style, but it can work seamlessly into your Fall wardrobe, giving you lots of wearability throughout the season. Ready to wrap it up? Read our tips, then click through to see 15 wrap skirts that you absolutely need this Fall.
- For an office-appropriate look, just look to Proenza Schouler's chic styling (far left): a longer hemline looks sophisticated with a lightweight, long-sleeved button-down and statement necklace. Streamline the look by cinching at the waist with a thin belt.
- Aquascutum (middle) gives a perfect example of how to take your wrap skirt into casual-cool territory — instead of tucking in your top, layer the look with a chunky knit and knee-grazing coat, and add a pair of cool leather ankle boots for a pulled-together weekend look.
- Wrap skirts can make for sultry cocktail attire, due in part to the subtly sexy leg opening and asymmetrical hemlines. Give the look a shot of sex appeal with a floaty, low-cut blouse, à la Reed Krakoff (far right) and add strappy heels.
Sienna Miller vamped it up with honoree Mario Testino at the Moet & Chandon Etoile Awards in London. Sienna brought major drama to the black carpet with an embellished Christian Dior gown, smokey eye, and dark berry lip. Her pearl and bauble bracelet and diamond-drop earrings were the perfect accessories to this celebratory style. Shop now to re-create Ms. Miller's ladylike look.