The always feminine chic Rebecca Taylor delivered a sexy show of slouchy silhouettes and flirty florals for Spring 2012. Paired with long pearl necklaces and metallic accessories, these effortlessly cool designs give a hint of sparkle without being over the top. Check out the full runway here, and our backstage interview with Sophia Bush.
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We caught up with America's Next Top Model judge and fashion photographer Nigel Barker at Mara Hoffman's Spring 2012 presentation, where he clued us into his love of her designs and his affinity for the bold color trend. Check out our interview to find out how fashion inspires him as a photographer and what to expect for Spring.
What happens when your favorite surfer girl gets dressed for work? The answer seems to lie in Rag & Bone's Spring 2012 collection. Models strode the runway — to a custom Thom Yorke soundtrack, no less — in layers that mixed sporty elements with Rag & Bone's signature tailoring. That meant long ponchos layered over sleek trousers, and the perfect blazer over a crocheted cropped tank and techy-fabric skirt. By now, it's clear that the sporty trend is one of the most dominant to emerge at Fashion Week, and we like the fresh, edgy approach designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville took here.
- Trends: Sporty, surf chic, ponchos, crochet, asymmetry.
- Colors: Citrus, turquoise, cobalt, canary yellow, white.
- Key Piece: The tailored blazers; silk printed pants, long sporty ponchos.
- Accessories: Surfer and sport-inspired sandals, a crocheted knit bag.
- Who Would Wear It: The ultimate cool girl who loves to mix sporty elements into tailored looks — like front-rower Malin Akerman or Alexa Chung.
For Spring 2012, Mara Hoffman's neon-injected, tribal-print "Mexican Mamas" collection drew from icons like Frida Kahlo with nods to Mexican style — and complete with a Mariachi band serenading the crowd. Neon hues and mega statement jewels dominated the presentation with head-to-toe looks that took the designer's affinity for print to another level. A mix of exotic tribal-inspired patterns on tailored pants and button-downs that you'd mix and match for ridiculously cool street style; then sheer caftans, perfect for your beachy getaways. It's an exercise in what Mara Hoffman does best — executing fantastic standout patterns in bold, animated color that lend that bit of the exotic to your everyday, laid-back style in maxi dresses, slouchy pants, and jumpsuits. Really, though, we couldn't take our eyes off the brilliant statement jewels and the patterned lace-up wedges to complement each head-to-toe print.
- Trends: Tribal prints, brights, neon, statement jewelry, maxi dresses, jumpsuits, head-to-toe print.
- Colors: Neon pinks, bright blue, orange, and black, multicolor prints, white.
- Key Piece: Tribal-printed button-down and matching pants; sheer-skirted all-over print maxi dress.
- Accessories: Tribal-printed wedges, turbans and headscarves, bright statement necklaces and earrings.
- Who Would Wear It: The modern bohemian with a taste for statement prints and color.
For Spring 2012 Mara Hoffman was inspired by a Mexican vacation with a dash of Frida Kahlo mixed in. Bright festive prints decorated jumpsuits, maxi dresses, high-waisted shorts, and for the first time, shoes in the form of lace-up platform sandals. To see the entire presentation and the amazing updos that complemented the ensembles watch our coverage now.
We count on Rebecca Taylor to deliver femininity in the coolest way possible; for Spring 2012 she did exactly that. Injecting doses of whimsy, like sequined details on slouchy silhouettes that meld both our girlier impulses with our desire to appear effortlessly dressed. The girls hit the runway first in a sequence of brights — all shine, florals, and sky-blue splashes of watercolor print on flowy dresses and little skirts; then, she met the easy and breezy sentiments with moodier tones — midnight blues, blacks, and darker metallics. Check out all the looks, and watch our interview with the designer herself!
- Trends: Sequins, cutouts, florals, slouchy, flowy silhouettes, laser-cut detailing.
- Colors: Moody blues, gray, citrus yellow, white, sky-blue watercolor prints, florals.
- Key Piece: Neon citrus laser-cut crop top and floral print shorts; slouchy sequined pants.
- Accessories: Pearl necklaces worn crossbody style, metallic blue and orange sandals, structured pink and metallic handbags.
- Who Would Wear It: Girlie girls who still crave the cool factor; Whitney Port.
For Fashion’s Night Out, we headed to Bergdorf Goodman, where we caught up with the lovely designer Reem Acra and her cute pup, Lou Lou (who outshone the other party guests in her pink flower costume). Acra revealed that her Spring 2012 collection is classically made, modern elegance, crafted in soft pastel shades. Watch now to hear more about her upcoming collection, as well as her love for sky-high heels and glitter.
New York Fashion Week just kicked off, and we've already eyed some enviable looks on the runway. From Jason Wu's gorgeous pink peplum skirt to Peter Som's pretty floral printed trousers, we can already imagine the long list of celebrities vying for these designers' latest confections. Click the slideshow to see the top 10 NYFW runway looks of the day, and why we love them.
Rachel Bilson was decked out in designer duds at Fashion's Night Out in LA. Ms. Bilson looked glam in an ALC tank and a nude maxi skirt and cropped black blazer both by Vanessa Bruno. A Luv AJ gold headpiece held back her long locks while her ankle-strap Chloe wedges gave her an extra lift. She was all smiles toting her coveted jade 3.1 Phillip Lim messenger bag, which held her favorite folding Ray-Ban wayfarers. Shop all of Rachel's red-hot pieces now.