Wild Young Minds: Highlights NYFW S/S 2012

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Highlights NYFW S/S 2012

As we are heading to fall, fashion world is already making up their minds about next year's spring and summer. New York proceeded the kickoff and next weeks also London, Milan and Paris will have designers show their new collections.
Here are my favourite collections of next season.

Theyskens Theory's Olivier Theyskens designed a tomboy-ish collection full of leather vests, jeans and tight jackets. Very wearable and fearce.

The last few collections of Rodarte were mindblowing. Do you recall the ''wooden'' pants, golden lips and blue flower dresses? Beautiful. This time Kate & Laura Mulleavy were inspired by the works of Dutch painter Van Gogh. The result was a collection with beautiful dresses in yellow, blue and purple.

Big, bigger, biggest was the bottom line at Oscar de la Renta. Gigantic dresses, wide pants and luxurious fabrics. Also the hair was extremely curled. I can't say I would wear it in daily life, but it was definitely inspiring and amazing to look at.

Back to basics at Michael Kors. The American designer decided to give us a look into the mighty jungle which turned out very well, if you ask me. Safari dresses, wide shirts and lots of animal prints. Everything very forceful yet earthly.

Jason Wu took us a few decades back in time. A mix of the roaring twenties and the swinging sixties would best describe his lady-like collections. High-waisted shorts, blouses and catchy colours. Chapeau!

Not DKNY, but Donna Karan herself stole the show at NYFW. You could tell she had been in Haiti a lot over the past years because that was her biggest inspiration for this collection. Tribal prints and earthly designs, seen on my favourite models: Bette Franke and Karlie Kloss. Definitely a statement.

All-american label Calvin Klein, under the creative management of Francisco Costa, did what it can do best: minimalistic and neat dresses in pastel colours like salmon, white and creme. Simple yet elegant. Striking at this show was the great amount of Dutch models strolling over the catwalk: Patricia van de Vliet, Bette Franke, Mirte Maas, Marleen Gaasbeek, Iris Egbers, Nimue Smit and Maud Welzen.

Last but not least: Badgley Mischka. Models looking like lolita dolls with big cotton candy on their heads and chiffon dresses. It was a fashionable fair and gave me an instant happy feeling. Need I say more?

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