The first day of NY Fashion Week was exciting to say the least. The tents at Lincoln Center were filled with editors, bloggers, and fashion enthusiasts alike–eagerly awaiting the lights to dim and the objects of our Fall-wardrobe-desires to come strutting down the runway. And thankfully we weren’t disappointed..
Max and Lubov Azria, the husband and wife team behind BCBGMAXAZRIA, have done it again…and again…and again. Their Fall 2011 collection did little to stray from their past collections. However, who says they should? Their talent and overwhelming success in creating a signature look for their BCBGMAXAZRIA girl is something they shouldn’t be tampered with. Nevertheless the team has found ways to freshen up their designs to keep us coming back for more. This collection was defined by asymmetrical lines, drop waist maxi dresses, long hemlines, thin turtlenecks for layering and pops of vibrant color (mustard, poppy and cobalt blue).
I think I fell in love with the sophisticatedyet playful clothes by Lyn Devon in the spring of 2009 when we shot her and her mother for our “Style Influencers” feature in the July 2009 issue. Her pieces then and now speak to my preppy alter ego (aka Julia) that loves Smythson stationary, playing tennis, anything J.McLaughlin and Sperry Top-Siders. But the relaxed shilohettes, mix and match prints, and drawstring details let you know that this isn’t the preppy girl you love to hate. She’s cool…laid back…and down to earth. We love her and we most definitely love this collection.
Ralph Lauren may be the king of Americana fashion, but I think Steven Alan is rapidly making his mark as the prince (with a little more downtown street cred). Alan’s Fall 2011 collection was a well curated lineup of ultra wearable designs that are classic yet edgy (hello leopard). Tailored suits, coats, shirts and trousers remain the foundation of the line, but statement pieces like a bold stripped skirt, long polka dot dress and brilliant red velvet skirt suit are what really get us going. Right?
Images from Style.com. View the complete collections HERE
What is your favorite look?