Unforgettable New York Fashion Week Shows

New York Fashion Week has been bringing non-stop fervour to Lincoln Center with the biggest names in design showing collections for Fall/Winter 2012. Oscar de la Renta caused a joyful stir with a prim and youthful collection. Innocent, fresh silhouettes in playful, little-girlish tones of baby pink and powder blue were adorned in ribbons and jewels like precious gifts. Hair was teased into full-volume poufs and set off by jewelled ribbon headbands. The soft, dreamy palette and layers of luxe texture in cable knits and fur kept it warm and fuzzy while inspired prints and glam touches brought that faithfully “special” Oscar de la Renta feeling. See highlights from the show here:

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In contrast, it was all grown up at Vera Wang, where the designer relied heavily on varying transparencies in achromatic, ashy greys and black. From out-and-out sheer net lace and silk chiffon to wool and fur as heavy and opaque as it comes, Vera showed a collection for a serious woman’s wardrobe, with exaggerated angles and staunch, weighty collars. The sheer pieces and early-on nude looks and odd pop of saturated tangerine added the only lightness to the collection, without ever translating as lighthearted. Watch Vera’s runway show here:

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Lighthearted was an understatement at Marc Jacobs, where theatrical fantasy came to life. The look was kaleidoscope carnival ride meets turbulent winter carriage ride, magnified. Intense volume alongside cropped pants cranked up full silhouettes while surreal combinations of wildly proportioned fur hats, buckled shoes, texture and colour were piled on. Mauve, violet, pale mint, chartreuse, raspberry, forest, bubblegum, mustard, slate, ice, jet black all appeared- and it didn’t stop there. Chaos, by Marc Jacobs. Watch the full show to see his looks in action:

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Some other highlights from the week were boundary pushing pants at Theyskens’ Theory, mannish sophistication at Donna Karan and dark drama at Carolina Herrera.

[Photos via Style.com]

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