>> With just over a month before New York Fashion Week, show news is already starting to trickle in. For the first time, Tory Burch, Marchesa, and Timo Weiland are all said to be ditching presentations for runway shows; Mark Fast is showing his Faster line in New York instead of London this season; and now, J.Crew is on the preliminary schedule for what appears to be a presentation on the morning of Sept. 13. [FashionEtc.]
>> Peplum details were highlighted all over the Fall 2011 runways. Designers like Thakoon, Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs, and Cushnie et Ochs all showed covetable pieces and we can't wait to get our hands on them. However, their delectable pieces are months (and months) away from hitting stores. Bummer. Might we suggest you satiate your shopping urge with our tempting peplum picks available right now? Ready, set, shop!
Velvet pieces were one of the biggest trends to come out of New York Fashion Week for Fall 2011, including everything from jewel-toned loafers at Jenni Kayne to red tuxedo coats at Tory Burch. Other highlights included classic black blazers from Olivier Theyskens's capsule collection for Theory, Marc Jacobs's lust-worthy capes, and a sighting of hip Brit Alexa Chung making waves in a blue velvet coat. To get the complete lowdown on this plush material — plus styling tips sourced from the runways — watch our trend report now!
Velvet pieces were one of the biggest trends to come out of New York Fashion Week, including everything from jewel-toned loafers at Jenni Kayne to red tuxedo coats at Tory Burch. Other highlights included classic black blazers from Olivier Theyskens’s capsule collection for Theory, Marc Jacobs’s lust-worthy capes, and a sighting of hip Brit Alexa Chung making waves in a blue velvet coat. To get the complete lowdown on this plush material — plus styling tips sourced from the runways — watch our trend report 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 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.
Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. shows are always part fashion event and part fan gathering, and last night's was no exception. Hundreds of Gwen devotees packed into Lincoln Center's Theater to see her Fall collection, which was divided into six themes. The action started with billowing smoke and an Apocalypse Now-esque war montage displayed on an enormous screen. The first batch of clothes was clearly military-inspired, with jackets and trousers in olive greens and tans. Next up were ensembles that took clear influence from Rastas, London, the outdoors, mod culture, and glamour. Before sending her models down the runway, Gwen spoke about the varied looks. She said, "Whether it be from me being like a little bit of an English girl, like a little bit of a Rasta girl, a little bit of an Orange County girl, it's like always those same things that come through in the clothes . . . It's just defining yourself through the people that you love growing up." Gwen created her own persona from a variety of sources, and that certainly came through in her latest design efforts.
- Trends: Plaids, draping, layering.
- Colors: Orange! Red! Black!
- Key Looks: A floor-length Navajo-print evening gown with amazing back details.
- Accessories: Aviators, Rasta hats, silk scarves.
- Who Would Wear It: Fans of Gwen, Harajuku Girls, those unafraid of bold colors and prints.
>> Now that Fall 2011 NYFW has come to an end, let's zoom in on some of the fine details. First up on our list of must-haves are shoes: bohemian boots from Rodarte; shiny red oxford pumps from Alexander Wang; thigh-highs from Rag & Bone; a multi-colored woven confection from Proenza Schouler . . . and a couple more of our favorites in the slideshow!