Last week fashion lovers descended upon the “Big Apple” for New York Fashion Week 2012. Throughout the glamorous week, many designers took our breath away. In fact, the S/S shows almost made us want to skip fall entirely!
The Alice + Olivia collection was youthful and retro, reminiscent of the 50’s American dream. Sorbet colors, polka dots and peplum adorned poofy party dresses and bustiers. To keep with the retro feel, hair was parted deep on the side and sleeked back into low ponytails then completed with a jet-black cat eye. We also got a first look at the designer’s new purse line debuting next spring.
Zac Posen assembled an all-star cast to carry his looks down the runway. Naomi Campbell, Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova (just to name a few!) were showstoppers in his Old Hollywood glam designs. Hems ranged from cocktail dresses to full-length, body hugging mermaid gowns in a rainbow of colors. Hair was styled in sleek, smooth waves. Kabuki for MAC created the makeup looks, emphasizing the model’s lashes with two layers of falsies.
Jason Wu’s avant-garde collection oozed sex appeal and gave off a Fifty Shades of Grey vibe! The designer masterfully juxtaposed masculine and feminine by contrasting leather harnesses with feminine fabrics such as tulle and lace. Models wore African braids, which are tighter to the scalp than French braids then tucked under in the back. Looks were finished with strong brows, dark red lips and navy nails, achievable at home with OPI’s “Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees”.