From Michael Kors graphic contrasting animalier patchworks to a witty anchor inspired update to the house logo at Bill Blass, some of our favorite ideas from New York Fashion Week for Spring 2012 may have been easy to miss at first glance.
Here’s a look back at some of the clever details that caught our eye.
Anna Sui (and above)
Sui took the season’s fascination with prints to a new level with this Beardsley inspired hard suitcase cleverly printed with butterfly wings.
A hybrid anchor logo on sporty baseball hats made for the the perfect preppy toppers for a collection that was rigorously refined with a low key modernity.
With collage prints all the rage, Kors distinctive animalier patchwork prints took the more-is-more mantra to a dizzying frenzy.
3.1 Phillip Lim
The new way to carry a top handle bag looks nonchalant and louche and somehow makes the wearer appear utterly confident at the same time. And by the way, take note of the graphic contrasting top, how cool is that?
Heavy petal prints were re-imagined in subversive pixilated florals for a subtle take on feminine glamour.
Nail colors have traveled the rainbow and the yellow nails at Proenza Schouler were a fresh and unexpected choice that will probably add a peppy energy to sun-kissed skin come spring.
Olivier Thysken’s witty take on the elongating high-waisted jean came with an extra panel above the belt line that’s destined to stop those pesky ziper bulges from your average pair. –Naveed Hussain
Original publish date: September 28, 2011