Rag & Bone gives sportswear a revamp for its fall 2011 collection. Complete with bold stripes, preppy plaid and blocks of color, models strutted down the runway with braided hair, fur accents and thigh high leg warmers nodding towards decades’ past. A varied color palette ranging from blue, crimson and orange hues to deep gray and stark black make way for one cool autumn.
Although most well known for his sophisticated day wear, designer Jason Wu took a foray into evening wear for his fall 2011 showing at New York Fashion Week. Working with delicate lace, Swarovski crystals and feathered embellishments, the new collection looked ready for a night out on the town with its sweeping gowns and strong suiting in a muted, more mature color scheme.
The fall 2011 collection from Z Spoke by Zac Posen delivers an editorial-esque lookbook complete with top models Coco Rocha, Crystal Renn, Tao Okamoto, Anna Cleveland and Sessilee Lopez. The price conscious offshoot goes dark for the autumn with models wearing a dusky color palette and even darker makeup. As for the clothes, Posen featured quite a few feminine frocks complete with basics and belted looks.
Richard Chai looked towards menswear tailoring for his fall 2011 womenswear collection. Hard grays, billowing shapes and a hint of classic tailoring juxtaposed with the feminine figure for the new season. As the lineup came to an end, masculine designs gave way to looser silhouettes complete with floral prints and stripes.
It was a sophisticated outing for Oscar de la Renta’s spring 2011 show. Known for his impeccable gown and dress work, the show opened with a floral coat worn by fall campaign star, Karlie Kloss. As the show progressed, the garments became more extravagant, from three piece suits to cocktail dresses–and then finally ending with those red carpet ready gowns.
In a joint collaboration with Fashion Gone Rogue, The Fashionisto and Metrovelvet, Justin Wu pulled off another amazing feat and captured the fun of New York Fashion Week. Filming the likes of everyone from Coco Rocha, Simon Nessman, Freja Beha Erichsen and Paolo Anchisi to the Cast of 30 Rock and the infamous Jays of America’s Next Top Model, Wu once again produced a memorable film for the ages. / Follow Justin Wu on Tumblr and Twitter
Setting the tone for the new season, J. Mendel’s show opened with a short and flirty number worn by Kasia Struss. The theme kept on reoccurring on the catwalk with the addition of floor length gowns, lush jackets and Grecian draping. The glamorous vibe continued with the models’ fly away hair and red lips.
It is a minimal outing for Calvin Klein’s spring 2011 collection. Keeping in line with recent showings, the American label presented sleek and precise garments in subdued tones for the new season. Fall’s campaign star, Lara Stone, was a presence on the runway and closed the presentation in a showstopping jumpsuit.
The western frontier serves as inspiration for Ralph Lauren’s spring 2011 outing. Complete with cowgirl jackets, frayed fringe and updated pioneer dresses, the new season is one of exploration. Balancing out the rustic aesthetic, more softer and feminine silhouettes also hit the runway with a few billowy floor length gowns closing the show.
The spring 2011 effort from Proenza Schouler is made for the modern day lady with it’s luncheon dresses and three piece suits. A definite departure from last season, the line brings a sense of youthful whimsy to reserved designs with sheer materials, asymmetrical silhouettes and spots of bright color.