if you are at all interested in these sorts of things, then you undoubtedly know that fashion week descended upon new york (last week) and london (this week). this is the time when well-known designers present their fall 2012 collections. yes, fall. 2012. i know, i know, we haven't even finished winter or started spring yet. i don't make the rules. i just celebrate the results.
it was difficult to narrow down, but below are three of my favorite looks inspired by elizabeth and james, burberry, and j.crew (of course! keeping it real.)
the elizabeth and james collection (designed by sisters mary-kate and ashley olsen) was masculine with just the right amount of feminine touches. they even had one look that was clearly inspired by mens silk pajamas. talk about just rolling out of bed. i could definitely get behind that trend.
i loved so many things about the entire burberry prorsum collection. head designer, christopher bailey, was inspired by the idea of melding two worlds - town and country. that said, there were gorgeous tweed coats, sophisticated platform booties, pageboy caps, beautiful lace pencil skirts, and, the piece de resistance, stripes. for me, the color palette was also really pleasing: lots of navy blue, loden, and gray.
as you know all too well, i couldn't do a fashion week favorites without mentioning j.crew. as always, the collection had everything that i love about j.crew - stripes, cigarette pants, knitwear - in new color ways. plus, to give your horizontal stripes a breather, they introduced chevron stripes. another thing i noticed, no chunky heels. they moved back to the always classic pointy stiletto. i tell you, that jenna lyons definitely knows how to please her followers.
do you follow fashion week at all? if not, i'm glad i could be of service [wink]. if you do follow, what were some other trends you noticed? do you consider fashion design another form of art?