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How to Wear the Trend: Must Have Details for Fall 2012


After scouring the runways last spring for the must have details for Fall 2012, it is time to figure out how to take the runway trends to real life.  I am especially excited about these trends because generally it is easier to find affordable applications of detail trends and they are often easier to wear.

On to the runway!

Bold Lace:This trend was manifested cooly in evening gowns and playful suits, fabulous tops and even pants.  Here dramatic black lace – always black, never white – is paired with bold colors like cobalt, neon green, and hot pink.

Bold Lace: NYFW Fall 2012

Bold Lace Real Way:

Shop: Yellow Dress/iPhone/Loafer/Blue Dress/Clutch/Pump/Tee/Skirt

Caught in the Net:The look features mixed materials of knits and leather and always with a fierce sensibility and in modern black and dark hues.  Either way, I’m caught, hook, line and sinker.

Caught in the Net: NYFW Fall 2012

Caught in the Net, Real Way:Shop: Scarf/Tank/Pant/Boot/Sweater/Pant/Slipper/Sweater/Skirt/Belt/Boot

Flight of Fancy: These are not your grandma’s frocks, or the feathers of Dynasty.  The playful colors, fabrics and accessories but this trend in a flock of its own.

Flight of Fancy: NYFW Fall 2012

Flight of Fancy, Real Way: Shop: Lace Top, Necklace, Pant, Pump, Top, Skirt, Clutch, Pump, Tee, Skirt, Necklace, Pump

From Nature: Prints were reminiscent of live and wild coral, spewing lava, violent and raging wildfires, but were never so literal that the fashion became anything but art.

From Nature: NYFW Fall 2012

From Nature:Shop: Dress, Lip, Boot, Dress, Tee, Wedge, Dress, Clutch, Boot

Pop Tart: In bold black and white and in knits, both structured and relaxed, this trend is an easy to own and wear idea for fall.

Pop Tart: NYFW Fall 2012

Pop Tart, Real Way: Shop: Sweater/Short/Legging/Clutch/Lip/Sweater/Skirt/Pump/Sunglasses/Sweater/Skirt/Boot/Beret/Gloves

Shining Shoulders:Designers played with a lot of sequins, mesh and beading on the Fall 2012 runways, but no trend was more of a standout than the application on the shoulders.

Shining Shoulders: NYFW Fall 2012

Shining Shoulders, Real Way:

Shop: Long Sleeve Dress/Clutch/Pump/Lip/Peplum Dress/Earring/Pump/Gown/Nail

Which of these trends from Fall 2012 are you most excited about?

Trendspotting: Must Have Details at NYFW Fall 2012


In the last round up of the trends for Fall 2012 I have zoned in all of the little details that make a big statement.  I am especially excited about these trends because generally it is easier to find affordable applications of detail trends and they are often easier to wear.

On to the runway!

Bold Lace:This trend was manifested cooly in evening gowns and playful suits, fabulous tops and even pants.  Here dramatic black lace – always black, never white – is paired with bold colors like cobalt, neon green, and hot pink.

Bold Lace: NYFW Fall 2012

 

Caught in the Net:What happens when your favorite old fisherman partners up with the fashion world’s hottest designers?  This.  Designers sent models down the runway in sportswear looks and tops and sweaters with teeny and tight netting and voluminous wide nets.  The look features mixed materials of knits and leather and always with a fierce sensibility and in modern black and dark hues.  Either way, I’m caught, hook, line and sinker.

Caught in the Net: NYFW Fall 2012

 

Flight of Fancy:Several designers made an avian statement on the runway by featuring lighter than air skirts that were molting slim black feathers.  What I like about this trend is the very modern way it has been interpreted.  These are not your grandma’s frocks, or the feathers of Dynasty.  The playful colors, fabrics and accessories but this trend in a flock of its own.

Flight of Fancy: NYFW Fall 2012

 

From Nature:In the past two seasons we’ve seen a lot of prints that ethnic and tribally inspired.  I loved seeing this new trend of fabric prints that looked borrowed from National Geographic.  Prints were reminiscent of live and wild coral, spewing lava, violent and raging wildfires, but were never so literal that the fashion became anything but art.

From Nature: NYFW Fall 2012

 

Pop Tart:Some of fashion’s most youthfully relevant designers turned out big and playful prints that were a joy to look at and a seemingly a lot of fun to wear.  In bold black and white and in knits, both structured and relaxed, this trend is an easy to own and wear idea for fall.

Pop Tart: NYFW Fall 2012

 

Shining Shoulders:Long live the grandeur of the 80’s in these cocktail dresses and evening gowns.  Designers played with a lot of sequins, mesh and beading on the Fall 2012 runways, but no trend was more of a standout than the application on the shoulders.

Shining Shoulders: NYFW Fall 2012

 

 

Now that all of the best fall trends have been reviewed – the colors, the pieces and the details which trend are you most excited for?  Tell me in the comments!

NYFW Spring 2012 Favorites


I have clicked through every single fashion show from New York Fashion Week for Spring 2012 via NY Magazine, and wow.  I loved so many.  It is of course fitting that on the first day that really feels like fall, boots and sweater weather, I have identified so many trends that have me beyond excited for Spring 2012.

But, such is life. I identified a few lust-worthy favorite collections as well.

I loved Elie Tahari’s take on what I deemed gilded abundance.  It was dripping with gold, and whether in black and white or velveteen blues and oranges it was elegant and modern.

Elie Tahari, Spring 2012

I am loving Christian Siriano’s Spring collection.  It is completely wearable, relatable, and lovely.  I love, love, love the pairing of sportswear silhouette on top with the a full skirt, and that trend was seen a lot on the runways.  Great use of color, fluidity and silhouette.

Christian Siriano, Spring 2012

I love the elegance and edginess out of Reem Acra’s Spring 2012 collection.  Dripping in sequins and beading, and studded with leather and fur, this collection is elegant but still refreshingly fresh, and feels almost a big ageless.  Any of these looks would work for 20’s – 30’s – 40’s – 50’s…

Reem Acra, Spring 2012

More Spring 2012 trends coming soon – you’ll love them!