This season we’ve done something a little different with our initial runway analysis. Not only are we reporting on our most beloved ladies and juniors shows from each season but we created an overview of the top accessories from each city as well. All the reports from NYFW are posted on the website and below is a little sneak preview…. click HERE for more!
Two words: NECK BELT. After last season’s presence of metallic chokers and collars I thought for sure there would be a lot of form fitting neckwear but this takes the cake. Although there has been virtually no jewelery coming down the NYFW runway I think this makes such a bold statement and I love it for SS12… I can imagine it in floral prints or spectator stripes as well.
Much like the vibe of Altuzarra, Charlotte Ronson had a very Utilitarian Femininity about it. The strappy sandals with the sheer knee-high socks underneath is a refreshing update to the clunky silhouettes of last year. We again see another metallic shoe in Ronson’s collection proving it to be a key player in NYFW.
Although I am no fortune teller, I will say that after my coverage of the past ten (has it really been that many?!) SS12 tradeshows all over the world and the first glimpse of NYFW, I knew my intuitions had to be leading somewhere. Almost every single designer of DAY ONE had their models trotting down the runway in flat espadrilles, oxfords, loafers or thin strappy sandals. Call me crazy but after the nearly half-decade reign of the clunky oversized platform shoe I think I can confidently say I am ready for this change into simplicity and femininity. Check out the styles from DAY1 below and decide for yourself, are you ready to step down from your heels for SS12?
from top to bottom: Rachel Comey; Caran Callahan; Rachel Comey; Steven Alan; Rachel Comey; Steven Alan; What Goes Around Comes Around; Porter Grey; Richard Chai; Porter Grey; Porter Grey; Organics by John Patrick