3.1 phillip lim-ss2012

3.1 Phillip Lim S/S 2012

Phillip Lim has become king of retail separates. He always nails the street trend on top of the head, or maybe its that he sets it. That sounds more like it! When asked about his 3.1 Phillip Lim S/S 2012 collection Lim brought up childhood references like kites and spoke nostalgically about Jil Sander and…

reed krakoff-ss 2012

Reed Krakoff S/S 2012

I really liked Reed Krakoff’s S/S 2012 collection, especially the rigid suit-like looks. The bonded cotton used in the “suiting” gave a really streamlined look to the silhouette, and was shouting woman in power! His use of contrast fabrication and color blocking in other looks also gave the collection a really nice and graphic feel.…

wayne ss 2012

Wayne S/S 2012

“It was about light and flight,” was what Wayne Lee said when asked to describe her collection. We saw quite a bit of white in this NYFW, which is always nice and refreshing, but a lot of it also shared other similar characteristic like the layering and flowing fabrics. Though it was a small selection…

the row-ss 2012

The Row S/S 2012

The Row’s S/S 2012 collection was as elegant as could be. The mega-celebrity twin duo stopped surprising me a season or two ago and now I just expect this caliber of work from their collections. They mentioned being inspired by Tibet. You could definitely sense that in the silhouettes and spirituality of the collection. The…

suno-ss2012

Suno S/S 2012

For their first runway presentation the young prolific brand Suno, known for their use of prints, seemed like they tried to reserve some of their usual fire by keeping to a minimal palette. Of course the prints were in no way jeopardized, but it did give the overall vibe of the collection a more serious…

jenni kayne-ss2012

Jenni Kayne S/S 2012

You could not find a more classic and chic collection than that of Jenni Kayne for S/S 2012, during NYFW. The looks could not have been any easier and unpretentious than this. The selection was so tight and streamlined, could have been Celine’s younger sister.