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Trendspotting: Print Trends at NYFW Spring 2012

Yesterday I showcased the trends I identified based on colors, and fabulous, and today we’re taking a look at the trends based on patterns and prints.  My rule for identifying a trend is that it has to appear at least three times, three times a charm (and a trend)!

Let’s not waste another minute.

Make the Cut: Not technically a “print” this trend appeared on a variety of runways and I am categorizing it in the trend category because of the way the specific fabric details catch your eye like a print would.  Showcased here are three examples of the cut out look, there is a playful, sophisticated and full on bombshell interpretation.  I like that in a few months we could all interpret this trend to fit our own style.

Make the Cut, Spring 2012


Garden Party: This trend for spring isn’t necessarily a surprise, flowers in spring – who knew?  But, I really loved the execution.  For certain there were runway looks with soft petals, and sweet posies, but these styles feature flowers that could not be confused with shrinking violets.  The color is bold, cheerful elevates the sweet flower beyond the Easter Egg roll.

Garden Party, Spring 2012


Tribe Leader: All through the summer and into the early fall I have shared my love for the tribal trend for home and fashion.  I was delighted to see it continue with a more fierce and wild interpretation.  The look for the safari chic, and tribal inspired runways was not fashionable tourist on safari, it was Queen of the Jungle, and Leader of the Pack – something we can all aspire to be for Spring 2012.

Tribe Leader, Spring 2012

Colors, patterns, prints, oh my!  Are any of these make you excited for Spring 2012?

Day 7: Not Basic Black

Day 7 was a great reminder of the many, many ways to wear black that is anything but simple, boring or staid.  On Sunday’s runway’s black was full of volume, sexy, daring, masculine, feminine, classic and strong.

Elie Tahari
Milly by Michelle Smith
Michael Kors
Day 7: Yigal Azrouel, Reem Acra, Vacca, Helmut Lang, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, Douglas Hannant, Oscar de la Renta, Jeremy Scott, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Vittadini, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Milly, Marchesa, Reed Krakoff, Helen Yarmak, Christian Cota, Bebe, Anna Sui, Odd Molly, Elie Tahari, The Blonds, Proenza Schouler, Indashio, Susan Cianciolo

Do You Die for Fashion?

The other day after reviewing Jennifer Aniston’s Ode to Barbra photo shoot in Harper’s Bazaar, I stumbled upon a Rachel Zoe editorial.  

Zoe, one of Hollywood’s key celebrity dressers, has become a celebrity herself.  She styles Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Garner, Eva Mendes and Demi Moore – all in a style that seems to reflect the star not the stylist.  (Which is the mark of a real stylist – her client always shines.)
Zoe has her own personal look as well, the very petite stylist is a lover of vintage, chunky jewels, oversize baubles, caftans, her wavy hair and super-sized sunglasses.  She also has her own catchphrases, most notably “I Die”.  As in, I die for fashion.  
Rachel Zoe in LA…  in July!
 Harper’s Bazaar held Zoe to her words, and in the most recent issue, she dies a very fashionable death at the hands of good friend Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Francisco Costa and more.

Good to see fashion taking their craft seriously without taking themselves too seriously.
Harper’s Bazaar
Harper’s Bazaar
Harper’s Bazaar

Fancy in the Daytime

I have always had a thing for a white button down shirt. It seems classic, always in season, stately and sometimes regal if you have that kind of neck, that’s long and statuesque.  My dad’s mom has that kind of neck.

What I really love is the pairing of the classic, menswear piece with feminine standards. 

For the longest time the outfit Sharon Stone wore to the 1997 Academy Awards was the vision of pairing daytime with evening, and working with the unexpected.  She did it again with a GAP t-shirt at a different Oscar ceremony.

Sharon Stone, 2007 Academy Awards

While, I do not currently have in invitation to an award show, I do think that the pairing of a formal skirt can be transformed into the maxi skirt and evening wear can become street wear, as evidenced by Michael Kors – the master of American day wear.

Michael Kors for Fall 2010, Saks
Michael Kors

It’s feminine, it is cut to flatter the curves, but it’s surprising.  It is cashmere, ultimate luxe, but it’s ribbed for a more casual finish. I love, love, love this skirt  – but not the price.

The idea behind this look is clean, modern, neutral, tailored and crisp.  It is not bohemian, tiered, ruffled, bright, or too sunny.  I think for Summer it’s perfect with a basic tank and bold silver/modern jewelry, and for fall the options are limitless – but keep it neat, and not overly heavy or loose with fabrics, so you don’t get lost.