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- Video: Matt Damon hits the red carpet for Contagion
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Posts for September 8th 2011
Richard Chai is known for his downtown cool aesthetic that always has a fresh, feminine spin, and for Spring 2012 the clothes had a distinctly preppy tone. The Richard Chai girl has an inner tomboy — he offered up crisp collared shirts with peekaboo shoulders, cotton blazers in bright orange, and floral biker shorts in response. Known for his layering prowess, some of the most interesting outfits showed jackets with a chiffon back, showing off a draped tank underneath, or silky floral pants.
As New York Fashion Week kicks off, we have our eyes peeled for stylish celebs as they make their rounds to shows and parties. So far, we spotted Victoria Beckham looking chic in a Fall ensemble while carrying her adorable baby daughter Harper around town, Erin Wasson cool and collected in silky printed pants, and Sophia Bush working a sweet printed dress at the BCBG Max Azria show. That's not all, check out the slideshow to see more svelte street Fashion Week style looks from Angela Lindvall, Vanessa Hudgens, Louise Roe, and more.
It was all about the modern gypsy at Nicholas K's Spring 2012 show today as designer siblings Nicholas and Christopher Kunz sent models down the runway decked out in silken layers complete with long head scarves, nomadic leather platform sandals, and side cornrow braids. For daywear the duo showcased sheer dresses layered underneath glazed cropped ponchos, while nightwear focused on long silk gowns, gracefully flowing down the runway. With a color palette of warm, vibrant earth tones, the collection took on a functional futuristic aesthetic. We especially loved the perfectly layered look, see middle image, comprised of light tan trench and draped skirt paired with a knotted cream top. More highlights from the show below.
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- See Jenni Kayne's Spring 2012 mood board — Lucky
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- Amanda Brooks's chic Fashion Week style — The Cut
- Get a sneak peek at The Row's Spring '12 collection — Vogue
- Celebrities share their first fashion week memories — InStyle
- Julie Gilhart joins Amazon.com — Vogue UK
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BCBG cited Spring’s fresh energy and an urban, global spirit as inspiration for the Spring 2012 collection, which was dedicated almost entirely to soft, breezy dresses. Silk crepe and sheer chiffon fabrics were cut to flow away from the body via asymmetric hems, thigh-high slits, drop-waist, knife pleats, and peekaboo shoulders. There was a sporty element too, thanks to exposed bands in contrasting colors that looked like bra straps and sheer chiffon track jackets, complete with a hoodie and zipper. Then came the prints, first geometric juxtapositions of colors that channeled the art-deco designs of the 1920s before morphing into tribal-inspired embroidery and beading. If it sounds like a mishmash, it was, but the result worked in a collection that was softly edgy and self-assured. To see the clothes in movement, watch our runway video.
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