Monday, February 27, 2012

FW12 Runway Trends for Real Life

I love fashion week. Working in the fashion industry has truly given me a new respect for all the thought work and detail that goes into every last stitch of a garment that comes down the runway. I always end each season feeling totally inspired, and wishing I could be wearing everything already. 

As much as I love the avant garde pieces from each collection. It's really exciting to see things that look like you could practically wear them right off the runway. These are a few of the collections that felt just like that for me:

Burberry FW12 Trends: preppy rugby stripes, rugged canvas jackets, and bow belt details. A mix of feminine silk fabrics with traditional tweeds and the occasional quirky graphic tee thrown in to keep things from feeling too serious.

J. Crew FW12 Trends: Unexpected shades for fall; mint, hot pink, lipstick red, and royal blue. Fairisle sweaters in un-traditional shades, stripes, snakeskin, jeweled collars, and long coats to top off a look.

DSquared FW12 Trends: Layered to the max with sweaters and toggle coats, cropped pants, and striped sweaters. Leopard accents and fifties feel with cateye glasses & bouffant hair.

Mara Hoffman FW12 Trends: Traditional Ethnic prints, hammed metal jewerly, dress cutouts, floaty maxi dresses, and Indiana Jones headwear. 

Thakoon FW 12 Trends: Fur vests, spacedye marled yarn knits, collared shirts layered under sweaters, wool navajo coats, maxi dresses, knotted shirt dresses, earth tones. 

Have you been following FW12 Fashion Week? If so, what have your favorite shows been? Or which is your favorite of these designers' collections?

xoxo, lauren


lisa said...

Can't wait to see the J. Crew pieces in stores!

the funky fashionista said...

I'm obsessed with all of the Fall 2012 collections! Fall cannot get here soon enough! OMG, I'm in love with DSquared! The leopard and the fifties vibe are everything I'm looking for in a fall collection. As Rachel Zoe would say, "I DIE!". :P

Vera Nicole said...

This is awesome totally digging fall 2012 gear! It's great love your blog too! Check.out mine when you have a chance.

Vera Nicole said...

Yeah I'm sure they are gonna be amazing!

chillairandperfume said...

I totally agree: I love when runway styles are a little more wearable. Burberry's collection is amazing, I think, and so is J Crew's. Of course, J Crew really does no wrong :)


Miss C said...

Burberry! Love this news!

Daynah said...


twiggy@thedirtlife said...

so, i'm in love with you now.

thanks for littering my tuesday with eye candys such as this.

elvi said...

Oohh love J.Crew's style!

RD Robertson said...

Everything is really awesome. But I personally like Thakoon FW 12 black maxi dress. The black maxi dress is my favorite of all kinds of maxi.

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