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Posts for February 9th 2012
Nancy Sinatra's epic "Bang Bang," set the mood for Nicholas Kunz's Fall Nicholas K collection. Inspired by the Taos artists in the '20s and '30s, Kunz imagined a line bursting with Western influence — we loved all of the cool Stetson-inspired hats — and a dash of deco. Fringe was heavily prevalent, making its way onto geometric leather jackets, sheer crochet dresses, and for a vintage touch, metallic fringed flapper dresses. For eveningwear, Kunz showed off her signature draping technique on a variety of gorgeous sexy bias-cut dresses and fluid tops. The outerwear category also shined: parka jackets came complete with inner straps (so the coat can hang just off the shoulders), structured leather jackets highlighted by luxe fur collars, and the closing look featured an undeniably slick black asymmetric leather and canvas zippered coat. More details below.
- Trends: Western influence, fringe, parka jackets, crochet detailing.
- Colors: Desert sand, gray, black, army green, sienna.
- Key Piece: We loved the simple yet sexy sheer asymmetric and draped dresses; outerwear showed amazing structural pieces.
- Accessories: Wedge platform boots, knee-high boots, leather harness vests, Western-inspired hats, turtle shell necklaces.
- Who Would Wear It: Girls who like the utilitarian look with slight, modern edge.
Held at the unassuming yet totally glam Chatwal Hotel, Jenni Kayne's Fall 2012 collection was everything we had hoped for. The line was chock full of her signature preppy-chic style in brilliant hues of emerald and amber, including button-ups, blazers, and trousers galore. But Jenni did experiment with some new prints this season, with a digitized tribal pattern and a sheer floral top and maxi skirt combo. Want to see for yourself? Get up close and personal with the entire collection now!
For the second time today, Diane Kruger caught our attention at the Berlin Film Festival, this time wowing in a dramatic Giambattista Valli gown at the premiere of Farewell, My Queen. Thanks to a bold combination of polka dots, a ladylike tie-neckline, and a wash of sequins over the bodice, the couture confection may just be another one to add to the growing list of looks only Diane can wear. Adding to the drama, Diane sported an edgy set of cuff earrings, dark polish, and a statement clutch by Judith Leiber. We're still digesting the look, but now we're turning it to you — click through to see every angle, then be sure to tell us what you think in comments.
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Jenni Kayne always delivers utterly chic designs, and this year was no exception! Jenni walked us through her Fall 2012 collection and told us a few of her styling tips and her favorite pieces. Filled with her signature preppy pieces, digitized prints, and jolts of emerald and amber, we can't wait to slip into these pieces come Fall.
We kicked off Fashion Week at the BCBG runway show, where we spotted sumptuous fur jackets and vests juxtaposed against silky colorblocked chiffon dresses. Backstage, Max Azria told us about his Fall 2012 collection, when he first fell in love with fashion, and how he's relaxing after all of his shows have wrapped — it's all in today's Fab Flash. On Allison McNamara: Madewell top, Madewell sweater, H&M blazer, Lia Sophia necklace.
We are always dying to see what fresh and daring ensembles Diane Kruger will put together for the Berlin International Film Festival, and this year she didn't disappoint. The actress experimented with florals and stripes, a combo we've seen before, but she did it in a super-sophisticated way by pairing a black-and-white striped pencil skirt over a green floral dress by 10 Crosby Derek Lam. To cement her chic style-smarts, Diane finished off the look with yellow jeweled Giuseppe Zanotti sandals and black nail polish. Test the waters with a floral blouse and striped skirt, or vice versa, but make sure the colors play off each other to create a balanced yet fashion-forward look.
Inspired by the idea of "handsome femininity," Richard Chai showed a Fall collection that was simultaneously simple, yet statement-making. “I didn’t want to do anything that was tricky,” Chai told The New York Times. “I didn’t want to create looks that were just for the show. I wanted it to be approachable and believable, but also be really aspirational. At the end of the day, it’s pieces that I want people to wear.” Chai's boy-meets-girl vision was interpreted into gorgeous slim-fit striped trousers, structured oversized blazers and coats, cozy knits, blanket-stripe coats, and moody florals. The latter was cut into diaphanous sheer skirts, corduroy pants, and jackets, adding a feminine streak to his city-slicker style. Furthermore, his outerwear was something to contend with; Chai's selection of oversized structured jackets and coats were perfectly tailored and ideal for topping off just about any Fall look.
- Trends: Menswear, painterly florals, blanket stripes, boxy blazers and coats.
- Colors: Dark red, pinks, gray, black, navy blue, brown.
- Key Piece: We loved the multi-colored blanket-stripe dress and trousers.
- Accessories: Black ankle booties and lace-up boots.
- Who Would Wear It: Downtown girls looking to add a menswear-inspired touch to their look, like Olivia Palermo.