Saturday, February 19, 2011

Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week: Fall 2011 Review #4

3.1 Phillip Lim
February 16, 2011
Runway to Real Way
  • 42 looks in the collection. 
  • Color: Lots of dark colors like black, navy blue, and gray and pops of brighter colors like golden yellow, leafy green, and browns. 
  • Fabric: Silk, nylon, and leather. 
  • Prints & Patterns: Most of the collection was very minimal with hardly any prints except for a couple of pieces that had a mirroring effect print to them. 
  • Accessories: Outerwear and lots of it -- utility coats, letterman jackets, and ribbed cardigans. Leather handbags and clutches. 
  • Theme: Athletic and utilitarian elements as inspired by who ride bikes to work, to brunch, and cocktail parties. 

designed by Georgina Chapman & Keren Craig
February 16, 2011
  • 28 looks in the collection and all twenty-eight looks are featured below.
  • Color: Mostly black, white, and lipstick red gowns and with a lot of pale colors.
  • Fabric: Silk, tulle, lace, and leather. 
  • Prints & Patterns: Florals and ruffles. 
  • Accessories: Christian Louboutin Mary Jane shoes. 
  • Theme: Victorian and inspired by David Lean's Great Expectations

Oscar de la Renta
February 16, 2011
  • 60 looks in the collection. 
  • Color: A variation of a lot of dark and muted colors like black, white, gray, wit pops of gold, brown, teal, and deep purples. 
  • Fabric: Cashmere, leather, suede, boucle', and lamb & fox skin. 
  • Prints & Patterns: An explosion of prints like florals, paisley, and Indian embellishments. 
  • Accessories: Fur caps and lace up booties. 
  • Theme: Park Avenue exuberance. 

Proenza Schouler
designed by Lazaro Hernandez & Jack McCollough 
February 16, 2011
  • 33 looks in the collection. 
  • Color: Black with an explosion of colors in the prints and solid pieces. 
  • Fabric: Suede, knit, leather, and silk. 
  • Prints & Patterns: Kaleidoscopic Native American prints. 
  • Accessories: Tribal inspired necklaces. 
  • Theme: Native American as inspired by a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

designed by Gwen Stefani
February 17, 2011
8:00 P.M.

  • 47 looks in the collection.
  • Color: A mixture of different colors. 
  • Fabric: A mixture of light and heavy fabrics from wool and fur to chiffon and leather. 
  • Prints & Patterns: Animal and tribal prints, plaid, and polka dots. 
  • Accessories: Head scarf, men's ties, and multi-colored leather purses. 
  • ThemeThe show was divided into six groups, each with its own look, its own soundtrack, and its own models -- "The soldier girls," "Ragga muffins," "London girls," "Buffalo girls," "Mod girls," and "Glamour girls."

Love, KB

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