Fashion Week: Fall 2012 trends and my favorite looks so far

Tadashi Shoji, Jason Wu and Prabal Gurung (l to r)
Today officially marks day 3 of New York Fashion week, and in the collections seen so far, a few definitive trends have been dominating the runways.

So far, the collections which have impressed me most have definitely been Prabal Gurung, Tadashi Shoji and Jason Wu. I have been a little upset with Jason because I am not crazy about his Target collection and find it to be a huge disappointment in terms of sizing and quality in comparison to his usual aesthetic. But let me tell you, his runway show for Fall 2012 was amazing.

His collection utilized one of the biggest trends seen so far -- military. Jason's girls looked like chic, high-fashion, glam soldiers. It was lots of fur, leather, structure and an east-meets-west print on several of his dresses and tops. It's figure-friendly across the board and screams chic. So far, it's been my favorite.

Jason Wu

Jason Wu
Jason Wu
Jason Wu
Another trend at Jason's collection as well as others has been the statement coat (as seen with the green leather trench). BCBG, whose collection was definitely different, but not my favorite, showed a lot of color blocking on all of their items. But there was one trench coat in particular that stuck out to me.
 In terms of colors and fabrics, orange, maroon/wine, gold and, of course, black, have dominated the collections. Fabrics are luxe and expensive this season -- lots of velvet and leather. Great for our bodies on cold days, but not so great for the wallet. Start saving now, ladies.
Prabal Gurung

Jill Stuart
Herve Leger
It's nice to see the return to luxe clothing, as America and the world works to pull itself back from tough times. And the other great thing I've noticed is that with the collections being showed, there is one piece that you can invest in and it's versatile. Obviously, I can't afford a leather coat from Jason Wu and I know most of you can't either, but you can certainly translate that into your favorite stores and designers that you can afford.

I've been impressed so far and find everything to be wearable, which is fantastic. Still, no collection has absolutely dazzled enough to leave me speechless just yet, but we're only halfway through.

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, I wasn't able to make Christian Siriano today, which is traditionally one of my favorite designers. But, I'll definitely read up on it and share my thoughts, should you care to read them.

Until then, have a great Saturday loves!!

(Photos: Getty/AP/Reuters)



Ariane Patrice said...

I utterly adored Jason Wu's collection. And i agree with you, his collection for Target wasn't as fabulous as his regular line. I also like Peter Som's collection of some of the pieces from Rag and bone and Rachel Comey.


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