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Runway Favorites from NY Fashion Week

By Lona

It’s day 4 of New York Fashion Week and I have picked a few favorites from the shows so far.

Jason Wu

For his Spring 2012 collection he cited KAWS, the graffiti artist who came to fame in the nineties for inking up bus-shelter ads of Kate Moss, as a major source of inspiration, according to style.com. Jason Wu is a usually a favorite of red-carpet starlets and First Lady Michelle Obama.

He pushed the boundaries in the areas of fabric innovation and embellishment.  Wu used a nearly weightless nylon “that moves like chiffon” for his outerwear which I thought was very cool.

Monique Lhulier

“Lhuillier was focused on the body this season—most notably, on the athleticism that makes the body worth focusing on—and she fused elements of sport into her couture aesthetic. Bold color-blocking and sculpted seams lent an aerodynamic edge. The first look out, a strapless, seamed, blue and black corset dress, was as tight as a scuba suit, but much more appealing. Harness detailing appeared throughout; bodices were banded with leather, and sides were slashed open to expose sections of sheer black lace. An off-the-shoulder, cobalt blue cocktail dress wrapped in twisted tulle elicited actual sighs of desire from the front row.” style.com

Mandy Coon

“The DJ-turned-designer rolled out graphic lambskin halter dresses, disco-era jumpsuits, and kilt-like miniskirts patchworked together with pleated chiffon strips, which served to deliver an altogether brighter, more polished mood; albeit with a disheveled edge, in keeping with her youthful vision. What struck most was her playful use of color; a digital, Balenciaga-esque drip print in cobalt, moss, and lemon, promised to lure a more commercially minded customer to her growing band of acolytes.” Vogue.com

Coon’s inspiration? Artist David Altmejd’s towering, figurative sculptures, which incorporate a madcap mix of textures. That, and a nerdy childhood fascination with crystals and rock formations, whose structure played into that inaugural use of pleats. “It’s an indirect translation of those two things,” she says with a shrug. “And an evolution of the discipline I brought into my work last season.” Vogue.com


Inspiration: “Thoroughbred” -Brian Wolk and Claude Morais

Luca Luca

Inspiration: Designer Raul Melgoza said backstage, “I was thinking about sensuality.” This collection is super femme!!!

Yigal Azrouel

This New York-based designer took inspiration from painter Pablo Picasso for his Spring 2012 collection. The collection displays a mix of slim silhouettes, nautical prints and ethnic patterns.

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About tonight and the love for Miu Miu

By Maja

Tonight is time for Fashion’s Night Out as I’m sure you all know, and a lot of fun fashion events will be rolling out all over the country.

San Francisco might not be the hub for the big fashion houses, but there is still a lot of cool events to check out. At Neiman Marcus for example, you can decorate your own thong (!?) while checking out the latest collections from the God of Style and the father of all my sunglasses; Tom Ford, as well as the wacky stylist-gone-designer Rachel Zoe.

If I was in NYC tonight I’d make sure to hit the Miu Miu event hosted by Tavi Gevinson. Her blog Style Rookie has become hugely popular and obviously also very influential. Tavi has a great eye for style and the current influences, and I adore Miu Miu’s soft vintage and very feminine look. Just look at these shoes!

We will be blogging from the events tonight, see you out there! Make sure you follow us on twitter too: @stylepal

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