Articles By Nadine DeNinno
On Saturday, day three of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, Rafael Cennamo presented his Fall 2012 collection of elegant evening wear, catering to a strong woman who is not just glamorous but also aggressive, according to the designer, with sharp metallics, midnight blues and hues of black and gray.
Jill Stuart, a designer known for utilizing flirty prints and making them sexy, presented her Fall 2012 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York on Saturday, displaying girly whimsical pieces in hues of purple, plum, indigo, navy, like a pansy flower and of course, winter white and black.
Charlotte Ronson showed her Fall 2012 Collection on Friday at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, a refined collection in opulent deep plum, burnt orange, maroon, forest crème and beiges from camel to ivory which she called "a modern wardrobe for a real girl.
Just two days into Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, over two dozen designers have debuted their Fall 2012 collections on the runways at Lincoln Center since the kick off on Feb. 9. In case you missed the shows, here are some videos and clips, courtesy of Mercedes-Benz, of the Fall 2012 Fashion Week collections.
For her Fall 2012 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York on Friday, Rebecca Minkoff captured the essence of a fearless woman determined to celebrate independence in the moment. Using bold jewel tones paired with primary colors, the 28-piece collection had origami and kaleidoscope prints paired with brocade, tweed and silk.
When Brandon Sun designed his Fall 2012 Collection for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, he looked to the "Silent Assassins" based on Kung-Fu epic films he grew up watching, because silently is "the best way to assassinate someone," according to the designer. Sun juxtaposed elegance with violence the same way these elements are placed side-by-side in Kung-Fu films.
On the second day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, PARKCHOONMOO unveiled her Fall 2012 collection which she derived from the aesthetic of Korean art. Drawing inspiration from Korean Zen Art, namely Yeo Baek or The Void, Park captured Zen, roughly defined as a “meditative state” of being, in its entirety on Friday.
“I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men,” uttered Marlene Dietrich, the inspiration for Tadashi Shoji’s Fall 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week show in New York on Thursday drawn from her role in the 1932 film, "Shanghai Express.
Richard Chai debuted his Fall 2012 collection, Richard Chai LOVE and Richard Chai Men's, on Thursday at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York with a balanced mixed of florals and urban stripes in mostly navy, gray and black with a splash of red. Chai played with proportions, mixing tailored and boxy, and gender, creating a delicate mix of masculinity and femininity.
Despite having four children, Victoria Beckham always seems to shrink back into her slender figure post-pregnancy. It comes as no surprise that the former Spice Girl turned designer shed a ton of baby weight pounds in preparation for Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, but this time she revealed her diet secrets.