Two of this Fashion Week's most prominent hair trends were fancy bohemian-style braids and teased, high-texture hair, appearing at Rachel Roy and Tracy Reese (among other shows). I like both looks but wanted to combine them into something simpler to do and more wearable for the office. So I kept the braid's center part, but instead of doing a time-consuming wraparound, I just did two smaller band braids from the center. Then, I teased up the back of my hair with an Rsession Tools teasing comb ($13). What do you think? Is it a workable fusion of the two big trends, or do you think I should come up with a different way to put them together?
For Proenza Schouler's Fall 2011 runway show, designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez continued in the vein of their pre-Fall American Southwest-inspired collection and churned out slouchy jacquard pants, asymmetric peplum jackets, and slender sheath dresses all in a modern, geometric tribal motif. To see all the edgy, graphic prints, watch our complete coverage now!
>> 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!
We've had red-carpet looks on the brain here for, oh, ever, so we paid special attention to the gorgeous gowns coming down the runway at New York Fashion Week. There were florals, lace, flowy chiffon numbers, lots of red, and plenty of sparkle from our favorite designers, including Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, and Monique Lhuillier. Here are the top 25 most drop-dead gorgeous dresses of the week — and the ones we're hoping to see on the Oscars red carpet!
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