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Archive | Fall / Winter 2012 – 2013

Fashion shows and runway reviews from Fall / Winter 2012

  • Moncler Grenoble Fall 2012 Runway Review

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    Runway Review: From France’s premiere label for deluxe winter-ready garb comes an exciting show on ice… Held on a balmy winter evening in Central Park’s Wollman Rink with speed skating, synchronized skating, on-ice line dancing, and a children’s choir, Moncler Grenoble’s latest show worked as a glamorous ode to New York City while displaying the label’s knack for making sporty ski-minded coats, pants and knits. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And while there wasn’t much new fashion wise as we all know by…

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  • Reem Acra Fall 2012 Runway Review

    Reem Acra F/W 2012

    Runway Review: Sportswear from Reem Acra? Highly unlikely from this red carpet go-to who seeks to inject high-octane glamor into every look… Never one to be dictated by trends or the ho-hum confines of ‘reality’ dressing, Reem Acra’s latest outing saw the designer’s deft hand at creating decadent party dresses rife with strength and sex appeal work its way into polished separates perfect for days when you need to look your best. Using a strict palette comprising mostly of ebony…

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  • Rachel Roy Fall 2012

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    Runway Review: Architecturally balanced pieces in grown-up and sophisticated colors worthy of a woman who achieved a certain sense of acclaim in her life, or just wants to look that way. When it comes to day wear, a presentation, rather than runway show, is best if the clothes are design worthy. It gives you the chance to take pause and savor the details, rather than the flash going by. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Rachel Roy understands how to dress a…

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  • Betsey Johnson Runway Review & Backstage Fall 2012

    Betsey Johnson F/W 2012

    What a fun time you’re bound to have at a Betsey Johnson show, and the fall 2012 show was no exception! Whether the clothes cater to your fashion aesthetic or not, the show itself is not one to be missed. On top of the pumping rock music and a colors-of-the-rainbow light show, you have massive scale bold prints, sequins, rhinestones, faux fur, tulle, bright saturated color, pink, pink, pink, and a heavy splash of cheetah. Sounds like a helluva party…

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  • Chris Benz Fall 2012 Runway Review

    Chris Benz F/W 2012

    Runway Review: From New York’s unparalleled color fanatic Chris Benz comes a collection fit for a dolly girl with a little Eliza Doolittle thrown in for extra character. Chris Benz’ latest outing sees the designer forgoing his dialogue with 70’s Americana done up in a myriad of bold hues and vivid prints for something a little more retro, slightly disheveled and wickedly off-kilter for a collection that’s certainly not to be confused with any other American designer. Sure, there were…

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  • Yigal Azrouel Fall 2012 Runway Review

    Yigal Azrouel F/W 2012

    Runway Review: From a man who rose to fame designing body-con dresses for the party girl set comes an outing full of right-on, more subtle fashion perfect for the times. Over the past few season’s Yigal Azrouel has made a name for himself by loosely interpreting Europe’s top trends in a way that speaks to New York Fashion Week’s more reality-minded, sportswear oriented DNA and has continued to make them his own by steering clear of being too trend driven….

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  • Tracy Reese Fall 2012 Runway Review & Fashion Show Photos

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    Runway Review: Tracy Reese gives us a colorful fall 2012 collection that balances strength with femininity with her use of punchy colors, large tropical prints, sturdy fabrics paired with draped silk, and silhouettes that accentuate the female shape. It’s refreshing to see a fall collection that isn’t dark and dreary, instead the saturated oranges, purples, aquas and yellows put a sunny spin on the cold months of the season. This line had some of the most wearable, flattering peplum shapes I have…

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  • Yes,There Is Runway Hair That’s Easy To Get On Your Own! Try The Tousled Bed Head from Joseph Altuzarra’s Fall-Winter 2012

    Frederic Fekkai Lead Stylist, Paul Hanlon Created a Tousled Bed Head Look For Joseph Altuzarra’s Fall-Winter 2012 Fashion Week Runway Show

    Backstage Beauty Notes: Long and purposefully messy hair may seem like a no-brainer to style, but that’s not always the case. It takes a degree of styling finesse to look effortlessly undone and chic rather than unkempt. Take a backstage beauty cue from Joseph Altuzarra’s Fall-Winter 2012 Fashion Week Runway Show to try a look that may appear confidently easy by using the right amount of hair products. SHOP: Frederic Fekkai hair products The Look:  Tousled Bed Head Look for the Joseph…

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  • Rebecca Taylor Fall 2012 Runway Recap

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    Runway Review: The urban girl with a rocker sensibility will feel right at home with this collection that emphasizes rich tactile fabrications that play off more than black. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Classic silhouettes such as bomber jackets, shirt dresses, moto jackets and even what could be a Saville Road herringbone get a cool and downtown vibe at the hands of Rebecca Taylor. Expertly cut loose layers and the de rigueur peplum, all look fresh and lively, particularly when in a…

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  • Mara Hoffman Fall 2012 Runway Recap

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    Runway Review: If you lust for prints with edge, Mara Hoffman stayed true to her roots. Mara Hoffman, known for her uniquely rich prints that always manage to not wear the wearer, kept her fans happy with a foray into deep and rich patterns in her fall / winter 2012 “South American Shaman Cowboys” themed collection. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Prints include Tassles, Magic Carpet, Stars, Meteorite, and Kilim with some added layers of intricate beading or leather appliqués. Looking closely, you…

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  • Herve Leger Fall 2012 Runway Review and Photos


    Runway Review: If you want a truly sexy LBD, you have come to the right designer. Sexy. Bondage. Need I say more about the Fall 2012 collection from Herve Leger?! There is not a chance, with all the leather straps, anatomical seaming, and skin-tight dense knits, that a woman can wear one of these slammin’ dresses and NOT exude supreme sexiness. No way. This is the most bodycon one can get; besides the perfect fit there are cut-outs, cinched waists,…

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  • Charlotte Ronson Fall 2012 Runway Review and Photos


    Runway Review: Asymmetrical hems, oversize honeycomb stitches and graphic fair isles are must-haves, along with gotta-get sweaters. The Charlotte Ronson Fall 2012 show had me already yearning for chilly autumn’s return when it’s yet to be spring! A soft, warm palette painted itself on cozy intarsia and cable sweaters, tightly fit leather, light weight georgette, and thick jacquards. The looks were completed and well-balanced with soft purple eye shadow and pouty geranium lips. Every sweater in this collection is going to…

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