Tuesday, September 20, 2011


New York Fashion Week has just wrapped up leaving in its wake a bunch of new collections for Spring.  Here are some of my favorites starting with Michael Kors.  On the heels of a strong Fall collection, Kors keeps the momentum going into Spring with a showing I will call Safari chic.  Who else can transform a tie-dyed garment from juvenile to swank or make a caftan sexy with a neckline that plunges down to the navel?  There were unconventional animal prints like giraffe and zebra stripes on flowing silhouettes, feathers and earth tones to balance out the collection.  All of this is a testament to why this designer has been around for the past 30 years and is not going away anytime soon.

The Alexander Wang showing had a sporty theme as models graced the runway in perforated leather ensembles resembling mesh and glorified "tracksuits" that hugged every curve of the body.  BMX was a major inspiration for the designer who softened up his looks with floral patterns.  My one gripe however was the leather hats that accompanied the tracksuits.  They resembled underwear on the models' heads.

The Spring season will be no stranger to prints as they popped up all over the runways in New York.  Prabal Gurung mastered this with his crop of covetable dresses.  The Swarovski Award for Womenswear winner at this year's CFDA awards also featured geometric cutouts and ombre effects in his collection, but his floor length violet belted finale gown (shown above) was a true knockout.  








pics courtesy of style.com

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