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Posts for February 14th 2012
The Marc by Marc Jacobs collection was all about the schoolgirl gone grunge. Loose trapeze-like dresses and combat boots melded with pleated skirts and pretty bouclé coats resulting in a mashup of feminine cool tinged with military touches. The main focus were full-skirted dresses made in floral prints, metallic finishes, plaid, velvet, and sheer mesh. Outerwear featured a standout fur collared anorak and plenty of ladylike coats. We were especially smitten with the polished textural coats, nipped in at the waist with leather belts. For accessories, Jacobs highlighted a range of structured satchels, military caps, and punkish lace-up boots. Read more highlights below, then see the complete collection in the slideshow.
- Trends: Full skirts, bouclé, plaid.
- Colors: Red, blue, black, gray, brown, gold.
- Key Piece: The fur-collared anorak coat and full-skirted dresses were key standouts.
- Accessories: Lace-up boots military boots, structured satchels, military caps.
- Who Would Wear It: We can easily see Lauren Conrad or Elle Fanning wearing the cute dresses and coats.
It was a vintage fashion throwback at Oscar de la Renta's Fall 2012 runway show. The fashion legend incorporated Parisian, Audrey Hepburn-inspired designs, offering pretty light pink hues, fur collars, skirts with jewel embellishments, and accented cardigans. Watch his entire Fall 2012 collection here!
With the Oscars at the end of the month, Naeem Khan's gorgeously crafted red-carpet wear couldn't have come at a better time. Head-to-toe sparkle, full-length prints, embellished pants — Khan's wildly beautiful Fall '12 confections are begging to be worn right now. Beginning with an essentially ethnic-inspired feel, Khan sent ornately crafted tunic-style dresses and gowns down the runway that spoke decidedly to his native India. But, cinched at the waist with lovely black bows, these tunics are both somewhat exotic and at the same time steeped in classic red-carpet glamour. It's that wow factor that registers, the luxuriousness of it all, the decadence that unfolds in all-over sparkle, fringe trim, and jaw-dropping silhouettes. Showstoppers are Khan's bread and butter — in fact, it was hard not to audibly ohh and ahh with nearly every ensemble's turn down the runway. That's not to say you tire of the effect — you're captivated. It's not just the exotic detail, the texture, or the shine, it's how Khan masters the cut. Necklines and slits are sexy but never reveal too much; fringe and beading are used abundantly, but it never feels over-the-top. It's how Khan's mastered the art of razzle-dazzle with perfect allure.
- Trends: Textured, embellished eveningwear; ethnic-feeling robe- and tunic-style gowns; dramatic black and white prints.
- Colors: Black, white, silver, gold.
- Key Piece: The gold full-length v-neck gown is begging for a red-carpet appearance.
- Accessories: Open-toe cutout ankle boots, peep-toe pumps, ankle-strap heels.
- Who Would Wear It: Hollywood A-listers and Oscar contenders like front-rower Ahna O'Reilly; beauties like Zoe Saldana and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley would carry off these gowns flawlessly.
We caught up with Badgley Mischka designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka at New York Fashion Week. They told us about the film that inspired the runway collection this Fall, what they do when they're not designing, and their tips on evening dressing. Check out their interview in today's Fab Flash!
The Badgley Mischka Fall 2012 runway show took glitz to a whole new level, featuring stunning dresses, accented by beaded hemlines and sequined hips. Sexy silhouettes included shoulder cutouts, plunging necklines, and layers of sparkly garments. Take a look at the entire runway show now!
Jenna Dewan punched up New York Fashion Week in hot-pink Alice + Olivia trousers at the design house's Fall 2012 presentation. The starlet balanced her loud pants with a more subdued white silk tank and cropped black blazer, then accessorized with a gold bib necklace and bevy of bangles. These spotlight-worthy bottoms would pair beautifully with a floral blouse and chunky wedges for your next lunch date and would also look fab with a loose crop top during Summer months.
Donna Karan's Fall 2012 collection is full of masculine pieces with feminine appeal, like dainty trousers and fitted suit coats. Her dresses featured asymmetrical designs, all of which hugged and embraced the feminine silhouette. View her entire runway show here.
We can't get enough of Jenna Lyons's perfect balance of masculine and feminine. Known for mixing the formal and the informal seamlessly, we found out Jenna's tip to styling sequins for day and how to try out Fall's head-to-toe prints. Plus, creating expertly polished ensembles isn't Jenna's only hidden talent. Want to know more? Watch today's Fab Flash! On Allison McNamara: H&M top.