J.Crew's Fall collection was full of interesting fabrications, unique color schemes, and head-to-toe prints. At today's presentation, we chatted with the lead women's designer, Tom Mora, and the lead men's designer, Frank Muytjens, who told us all about the inspiration for their respective Fall collections — and gave us a few of their styling tips. On Allison McNamara: H&M blouse.
Set in a Rachel Feinstein-designed, storybook-inspired, castle-in-ruins Winter wonderland, Marc Jacobs presented his Fall 2012 collection with more than just a little fashion fanfare. The first word that comes to mind? Hats! And lots of them, all by mastermind milliner Stephen Jones, each one more wonderfully whimsical than the one before. These wild toppers, in addition to the parade of rich, slightly oversized outerwear, giant safety-pin closures, bejeweled square-toed shoes, luxe ostrich-skin handbags, and more, served as a serious testament to Marc's vivid imagination. All flights of fancy aside, though, there were ultra-wearable pieces peeking out from under the more fantastical garb. Click to watch the entire collection.
Sometimes, it's not just the runways that inspire us — it's the fashion in the front row. Our favorite celebs step out in droves for New York Fashion Week, and half the fun is seeing how they all style up their own looks. From Alexa Chung to Olivia Palermo and Dakota Fanning, we're turning to the front row to draw a little outfit inspiration. Get a glimpse of all their Fashion Week-ready style right here.
J.Crew is known for being able to mix classic style with quirky and colorful details, and this season the focus was on prints and texture. Graphic print sweaters were mixed with ladylike skirts, and printed pants were a major highlight. Check out the entire presentation here, and then read our entire review.
J.Crew's packed Fall 2012 presentation showed a bevy of vibrant structured coats, eye-catching knitwear, and a refreshing mix of printed trousers. Almost every look has a sporty twist to it — we especially loved the casual pullovers made in silk floral prints, brushed fleece tops, and what has now become the brand's signature, daytime-appropriate sequins. Other standout pieces included a cozy two-toned tweed coat, leather trimmed jackets, and pajama-inspired pants. For accessories, VP of women's design Tom Mora provided major eye candy in the way of pastel candy-colored Manolo Blahnik pumps, Patricia Underwood hats, sleek snake-print bags, and textured clutches. More highlights below, then check out the complete collection in the slideshow.
- Trends: Printed trousers, sporty, daytime sequins, tweed, snakeskin prints.
- Colors: Emerald, brown, hot pink, orange, mustard yellow, blue, gray.
- Key Piece: We can't wait to get our hands on the two-toned tweed coat.
- Accessories: Reptilian print bags, shearling satchels, tweed clutches, point-toe Manolo Blahnik pumps, Patricia Underwood hats.
- Who Would Wear It: Women who crave classic looks with a refreshing twist like Michelle Obama and Olivia Palermo.
Jenny Packham paid homage to 1940s women, showcasing a palette of rich red, black, and white gowns — perfectly tailored for any red carpet. These true Old Hollywood style frocks included beautiful embellishments and silhouettes that hug every curve. Watch her entire runway show here!
Zac Posen's body-conscious Fall 2012 collection drew inspiration from the Far East. Complete with trumpet skirts, mermaid gowns, floral prints, and Asian-inspired accents, Zac made sure his designs had women feeling — and looking — like sirens in their own skin. Check out his entire runway show here, featuring Coco Rocha.
Imagine what your mother looked like in the '60s: bouffants, full skirts, and pleats. Then add floral prints, lamé, and a whole lot of sequins, and you'd have Chris Benz's Fall 2012 collection — a fun, retro twist on party attire. Check out his entire presentation here.
Alice + Olivia is known for its party-perfect outfits, luxe materials, and loads of sparkle. We caught up with designer Stacey Bendet, who gave us some tips on how to sport sequins during the day, and the inspiration for her glamorous Fall collection. Watch today's Fab Flash to see it all! On Allison McNamara: H&M blouse.
Alice + Olivia party-perfect pieces can get any girl giddy for a night out, and for the Fall 2012 collection, designer Stacey Bendet didn't scrimp on the glamour. From watercolor prints, neon knits, lots of stripes, and of course, party dresses, there's something everyone will be waiting to dress up in. Check out the entire presentation here.