Okay, so we’re more than mid-week through the NYC shows. Here are some soooooo-good-so-far highlights.

 

What’s got BLACK & WHITE, and ME all over it?

Rendered in Black & White, these looks from Suno, Preen, Zero, and Libertine are by no means lacking in color. Black & White is a big trend.

Suno Spring

Preen Spring '12

Zero + Maria Cornejo Spring '12

Libertine Spring '12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COME-ON, GET YOUR STRAP-ON

Strappy details are getting a good ride on the runway. Get Excited!

Mandy Coon Spring '12

RAD by Rad Hourani Spring '12

A Détacher Spring '12

Rachel Comey Spring '12

Donna Karan Spring '12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASYMMETRICS: Grade Shift A+

These designers worked a compelling angle, architecturally speaking.

A Détacher Spring '12

Rodarte Spring '12

RAD by Rad Hourani Spring '12

Christian Coda Spring '12

Mandy Coon Spring '12

Zero + Maria Cornejo Spring '12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nuh-uh…CUT IT OUT!

Garments were cut and draped around strategically-placed openings, to accent the ‘girls’…as well as a girl’s other assets. This trend is something ongoing from last season, but I thought these looks were worth noting.

Zero + Maria Cornejo

Suno Spring '12

VPL Spring '12

Vena Cava Spring '12

Rodarte Spring '12

A Détacher Spring '12


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCREAMING PRINTS THAT STOP TRAFFIC

Loud, graphic prints–some with a retro feel–made bold statements.

Derek Lam Spring '12

Karen Walker Spring '12

Chris Benz Spring '12

10 Crosby Spring '12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATHLETICS

Of the several collections still doing a strong work-out trend, these were my winners.

Alexander Wang Spring '12

VPL Spring '12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAJAMA PARTY

Sure, the P.J. parade has been around the block already, but these looks were just-too-cute to sleep through.

Rachel Roy Spring '12

Band of Outsiders Spring '12


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TURNING TRICKS 

These ii’s are always on the look-out for Trompe L’oeil, as well as other eye-turning tricks with a good dose of irony.

Alexander Herchcovich Spring '12

A Détacher Spring '12

Rachel Comey Spring '12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Photos From Style.com