Gorgeous clothes are only part of the excitement of New York Fashion Week — there are also the creative, cool beauty styles. This year, trends from New York ranged from easy braids at Rachel Zoe to flowing, straight hair at Theyskens' Theory, to giant bouffants at Carolina Herrera. Here are some of the shows that pulled off the trends that everyone will be watching this Fall.
We're not going to lie: we probably look at shoes as much as we look at the clothes at New York Fashion Week. There's just something about a killer stiletto that makes us happier than anything else on earth. With New York's Fall 2012 collections wrapped up, we now bring you 85 styles that made their mark. Whether they were high and skinny-heeled, as seen at Peter Som, covered in pretty prints like the Manolo Blahnik collaboration with J.Crew, or menswear-inspired flats (we're looking at you Derek Lam and Steven Alan), there is plenty for us to dream about until Fall. Click through now to feast your eyes on some of the most amazing shoes from the past week.
Handbags: we all need them, we all love them — and this past week on the Fall 2012 runways, we were given scores of new ones to drool over. Designers like Michael Kors, Elie Tahari, and BCBG Max Azria played to the season's cozy fur obsession, while Diane von Furstenberg won our hearts with her cheeky, colorful clutches, and Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang introduced styles we have to have. We're sure you'll feel the same as we do — so we've rounded up 80 of the hottest bags from New York Fashion Week to get you excited for the Fall season.
The runway is a time for hair, nail, and makeup artists to express their creativity in the wildest of ways, but it's also the perfect opportunity for them to stick with the classics. And at Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week, many of these talents proved that red lipstick hardly ever fails. At Zac Posen, for instance, cool and warm tones were combined to create the ultimate neutral-red lip color. On top of that, geisha-inspired eye makeup and hair brought it all together for a style that was truly memorable. Tadashi Shoji, on the other hand, opted for a more elegant look, pairing MAC's Crimson Lipmix and chic chignons for a sophisticated feel. For Marc by Marc Jacobs, sleek ponytails and a custom-blended red lip look (by Shiseido's Dick Page) lent a minimalistic style to the catwalks. But if you had to pick the raddest runway red, which one would it be?
Are you following Fab on Instagram yet? If so, you've probably been keeping up with us throughout our Fashion Week adventures — and if you're not, what are you waiting for?
We may be waving goodbye to NYFW, but we'll always have these fun, filtered photos to look back on — we caught up with insiders like Olivia Palermo, Doutzen Kroes, and Coco Rocha, spotted legends like Bill Cunningham and Anna Wintour, and even had time to sneak in some sweet treats and coffee breaks between runway shows. In case you missed anything, we've rounded them up for you to check out now. Click through to see all of the snaps!
Victoria, Victoria Beckham exuded the quintessential girlie style we've been lusting after for Fall '12. Prim babydoll dresses with drop-waist silhouettes, pointed collars, and a feminine blend of metallic accents paired with dark muted tones were all in the mix. Our full runway report is coming shortly, but click through now to see the complete Victoria, Victoria Beckham collection.
We're drooling over what designers are exhibiting for Fall: New York runways are rife with sumptuous fabrics, playful prints, luscious color, and exquisite details. Rather than waiting for these looks to hit stores, why not play with these elements in your home decor scheme? Here's a roundup of our favorite New York Fashion Week looks translated into items for your home.
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Considering this morning's news that Occupy Wall Street protesters were planning to shut down the show, it was nice to see that Calvin Klein's Fall runway presentation went off without a hitch. Francisco Costa showed pieces that prove you can be sexy without showing off absolutely everything — the designer sent loose, hourglass-shaped frocks and pleated pants down the runway, sticking to a chic, sensible color palette of black and off-white with a few pops of red thrown in. The perfect wardrobe for working women — or the girl who wants to invest in one piece to wear forever — Costa's Fall collection was decidedly modern, with a hint of mystery and subtle seduction. Get the breakdown below.
- Trends: Textured wool, leather panels, hourglass silhouettes.
- Colors: Black, bone, red.
- Key Piece: The poppy-hued, wool-mohair collarless coat cinched with a simple silver belt.
- Accessories: Modern, minimalistic waist belts; classic court shoes.
- Who Would Wear It: Feminine, minimalist types; Michelle Williams, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Rooney Mara (who sat front row).
Ralph Lauren's Fall 2012 collection focused on proper English style, from dapper menswear to glamourous, turn-of-the-century evening dresses. The select crowd of fashion editors — many of whom rarely even crack a smile at these shows —literally squealed with delight when the music began: it was the soundtrack to the PBS series and obvious editor obsession Downton Abbey. That show centers on a well-to-do British family in 1912, and the collection sought to bring that time to life. The only thing missing from the menswear looks was a cigar and scotch; there were tweed and herringbone double-breasted jackets worn with jodhpurs, and fair isle sweaters with flannel trousers styled with newsboy caps. From there the collection moved to more feminine grounds with a series of ultra-luxe evening dresses, like a beautiful one-shoulder fuchsia satin gown and a black satin evening dress topped with a gold-painted ostrich feather cape. It was rich with vintage glamour and the classic themes Ralph Lauren is known for.
- Trends: Menswear, beading, culottes, vintage glamour.
- Colors: Brown, black, fuchsia, gold.
- Key Piece: A gold evening gown will be on the red carpet in no time; for day, people will flock to the double-breasted tweed jackets.
- Accessories: Cloches and newsboy caps by Patricia Underwood, platform heels, Ricky bags updated with plaid.
- Who Would Wear It: Classicists, menswear-loving women, Lauren Hutton types.