For Spring 2012, Diane von Furstenberg was inspired by Africa, which translated on the runway to shades of orange, green, and khaki and touches of safari, artfully done with modern appeal — think waist bags and diaphanous cargo pants. The graphic loafers and glittering sandals were particularly fetching, as were the mixed, signature prints. To see the complete collection, watch our runway coverage now!
Fashion Week is just getting started, and we're set to see what design's most creative minds have been locked away working on all these months. But before we get too far into this week's shows, check out some of the last half-decade's most famous (and infamous) runway moments. Let's hope this Fashion Week is just as exciting.
Zac Posen made his return to New York Fashion Week with a hefty dose of drama and intrigue. Floor-sweeping gowns are Zac's specialty, but this season he's outdone himself, offering up impeccable tailoring, sexy corsets and boning, and lots of old-Hollywood glamour. Click through to see the stunning collection, and check back for our complete review soon.
Source: Zac Posen Spring 2012
For Spring 2012, Vena Cava's design duo, Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai, deliver their signature cool, with nods to Spring brights, quirky cutouts, and sexy — but never overtly so — silky silhouettes. The team reworks its knack for creating slick silhouettes with eclectic details: dresses get a dose of colorblocking in bold orange, cream, and black, or a splash of soft abstract print; others, like slim pencil skirts are redone in tropical-inspired prints. Looks that feel entirely modern — while hinting at something a little more retro — lend themselves just as easily to a springtime getaway as they do to life in the city, thanks to key pieces like high-waist pants you could pair with practically anything. Get all the details below, then click through for a look at the whole collection.
- Trends: Contrast stitching and seams in black and white, tropical and soft abstract prints, off-the-shoulder and halter necklines, high-waist trousers, and colorblocking.
- Colors: Orange, lemon yellow, brown, black and white.
- Key Look: A cutout tan and black-sleeved sheath dress, paired with crisscross black sandals.
- Accessories: Round sunglasses, crisscross striped black sandal wedges, open-toe lace-up booties in black and rust, slouchy bucket bags, and structured satchels in tan, black, and soft green.
- Who Would Wear It: Girls who crave polish, but not without a dose of eclectic details.
Source: Vena Cava Spring 2012