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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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Rag & Bone S/S 2012

By the looks of their S/S 2012 collection Rag & Bone designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright may have gotten in some beach lovin’ when designing this collection. But despite the strong surfer references the collection still retains its urban chic. A bit overwhelming at times in the styling but we see beyond that. There…

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Proenza Schouler S/S 2012

We know by now that ready to wear innovation comes with no shortage to the Proenza Schouler duo. Each season their collection stands out in its direction and  fabrication. Though not shy to borrow ideas from the past Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez always find a way to remix it and make it all their…

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Lacoste S/S 2012

I loved the Lacoste S/S 2012 Collection! As the collection was unfolding in front of me I kept thinking, “what is going on here, this looks amazing!” And then I remembered that Lacoste is now under the creative direction of Portuguese designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista. This collection was everything I love in sportswear. I loved…

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T by Alexander Wang S/S 2012

I was not crazy about Alexander Wang’s S/S 2012 collection, but I did rather like his T by Alexander Wang S/S 2012 selection. The minimal palette and lightweight fabrications gave the collection a really effortless grace. He did exactly what was meant to do with this collection, create beautiful everyday separates at a accessible price…

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Jill Stuart S/S 2012

I really like Jill Stuart. I know that if I ever want something that will make me feel really soft and feminine and look great on my body I will be able to find it in her store. The Jill Stuart S/S 2012 collection was more sweet than anything else. Her palm tree prints, pastel…

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Prabal Gurung S/S 2012

Contrary to all the media hype, I am really not much of a Prabal Gurung fan. Infact, I don’t recall ever having featured any of his collections on Trendland, but it seems that for S/S 2012 Prabal Gurung really stepped out of his comfort zone when he experimented with this very serious custom print, which…

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Diane von Furstenberg S/S 2012

Well as usual DVF had a lot to pick from on the print front for S/S 2012, but that was not the highlight for me. I really fell partial to the drapey color-blocked looks and the more tailored/boyish silhouettes. The combination of the soft palette and the novelty tops used for the tailored looks felt…

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Robert Geller S/S 2012

We saw a really nice Ready to Wear Collection by Robert Geller for S/S 2012. Geller took menswear essentials and threw in a nice edge to spice them up while keeping it broad enough and totally wearable. There was some nice textural layering happening in a lot of the looks, we saw a mesh peeking…

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RAD by Rad Hourani S/S 2012

We always know to expect major androgyny from Rad Hourani, but this season crossed an invisible line for me that almost made me feel uncomfortable. I could not even feature many of the looks the guys were wearing because they were just too extreme. Maybe  you may remember a piece I did on Men in…

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Preen S/S 2012

Yum! Preen’s S/S 2012 collection makes me think of a beautiful 1950’s housewife baking cupcakes in her all pastel color-coordinated island kitchen. But it seems the palette send my mind in a different frame of inspiration then what designers Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thornton had in mind. The streamlined silhouette modernized what seemed like a…

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Ohne Titel S/S 2012

I am a big fan of Ohne Titel, so it is always one of the most anticipated shows for me during NYFW. The Ohne Titel S/S 2012 Collection stayed true to their graphic roots and delivered some easy to wear looks but overall I was a bit dissappinted. I did not feel that they dug…

kimberly ovitz ss 2012

Kimberly Ovitz S/S 2012

Kimberly Ovitz S/S 2012 collection was really beautiful with lightweight fabrics that draped effortlessly along the models bodies. The palette was simple but thoroughly satisfying. Though the collection kept it pretty simple and one dimensional it felt really easy and wearable, and that is always refreshing to see.

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Thom Browne S/S 2012

As always Thom Browne’s S/S 2012 presentation was hugely theatrical, sparing no drama! There were very distinct references to the roaring 20’s, but clearly it was a mad mans interpretation of pleats, fringe, pin-stripes and overall silhouettes that made up most of collection. Perhaps if Dali was in fashion and not art in the 1920’s…

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Jeremy Laing S/S 2012

Yesterday, Jeremy Laing presented his S/S 2012 collection with a runway at Milk Studios. The collection was brimming with an array of treated silks which romantically billowed their way down the runway. Apart from all the silk there was also a bit of linen to balance out the texture of the collection and despite his…

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Graeme Armour S/S 2012

It is not the first time we see asymmetry, cut-outs and sheers on Graeme Armour’s menu. The young upcoming designer is only a few seasons in but making his mark nonetheless. His edgy aesthetic and deconstructed tailoring in his SS 2012 are a great indication that we will be seeing and hearing a lot more…