>> Now that we've had our shoe fix, peep our 12 favorite bags and clutches from Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week. Our mix includes a taupe zippered carryall from 3.1 Philip Lim; a cool bracelet clutch from Alexander Wang; a fresh furry confection from Marc Jacobs . . . plus more dream bags in the slideshow!
FabSugarTV caught up with NYFW's designers — and the celebs who flocked to their shows. So, if you haven't had a chance to catch up on all of the amazing interviews, get a peek at the designers dishing backstage, and see what the front-row celebs had to say about the Fall collections!
Diane von Furstenberg
For Fall 2011, Mulberry — noted for its trendy leather totes — went with an English countryside-inspired collection with a hint of Alexa Chung-worthy edge and accented with real dogs! Outfits ran the gamut from maxi dresses with belted knits to '70s inspired skirt-suits and high-waisted silhouettes. But the most noteworthy part of the show—aside from the must-have stream of coats — was the fashionable front-row including favorites like Clémence Poésy, Kirsten Dunst, and Gemma Arterton. To see all the ensembles, watch our coverage now!
We can't get enough of Proenza Schouler's exceptional
panné velvet graphic dress, while daywear boast fresh silhouettes from the likes of
Menswear-inspired suits and separates were remixed
with tuxedo details creating a decadent directional statement. DKNY's tuxedo
striped cape coat will make for a standout topper, and we can't stop
swooning over Derek Lam's bright red and black trousers.
Come Fall, we're dousing ourselves in a little, or a lot, of glossy components.
Preen's multi-colored mash-up is a genius take on dressed-up daywear, and we're
obsessing over DVF's stunning horizontal striped dress.
Peplum detailing, no longer just for French aristocrats, received a fresh
face lift for Fall. Thakoon's fanciful take on the lumberjack plaid vest was a pure stroke
of genius. Other notable pieces hail from Marc Jacobs's bedazzled ensemble,
to more minimal looks from Preen, Peter Som.
Hemlines are getting longer but that doesn't mean you won't be showing
some skin. We foresee ourselves wearing these thigh-high slits — seen from Michael Kors,
Diane von Furstenberg, Jenni Kayne, and Jason Wu — to swanky dinner soirees
and cocktail parties in the near future.
We're heady in lust with the endless shearling and fur options from
the runway. For those not opposed to it, check out these amazing
looks from Vera Wang, Prabal Gurung, Rag & Bone,
and Alexander Wang for the ultimate
and decadent Winter essential.
We're stowing away our mini-skirts for this chic cut now and later for Fall.
Details, like buckles on Altuzarra's version and Libertine's textural
print, add the perfect punky and artful touch
to an otherwise modest shape.
If you haven't invested in a poncho or cape, now is the time. Fall 2011
displayed a cornucopia of new styles, ranging from a nubby off-white Western-inspired
poncho from Band of Outsiders to a vibrant streamlined cape coat
from DKNY. What's not to love?
Duster coats will become a Winter essential thanks to Rodarte, Bill Blass,
Michael Kors, and Theyskens Theory. We especially love them paired with long
maxis and wide-leg trouser pants
We've seen the collections, picked up the trends, and now it's time to decide just what we'll be wearing from the runways. There were major themes — layering, minimalism, and modern tribal among them — but how do those big ideas apply to you? We've sifted through all the looks, and here are our top 15 most chic and wearable trends coming from New York Fashion Week.
Looking for manicure ideas? Fashion Week provides a flurry of manicure ideas to wear for seasons to come. We have the full specs on 30 of the most sought-after manicures from the runways, with full details on everything from the nail polishes at Marc Jacobs, L.A.M.B., and BCBG to the techniques for wild glitter nails at Jeremy Scott and seed bead manicures at Cushnie et Ochs. Look through to find your new favorite nail polish ideas and how you can re-create them.
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