Looking Back on New York Fashion Week

Photograph by Christopher Macsurak licensed under Creative Commons

Another New York Fashion Week has come and gone and that’s another year I’ve only been able to witness the phenomenon from the sidelines of the internet. One day I’d love to actually be there in person just to people watch and enjoy the spectacle. Overall, there definitely seems to be a seventies vibe to many of the collections for Spring 2012 and I have to say I was slightly underwhelmed with many of the shows. The overall aesthetic was pared down compared to seasons past, perhaps a reflection on ongoing economic woes. Nevertheless, there were some beautiful fashions, and of course people, and this Friday I’ve put together some highlights and hidden moments.

image via The Tory Blog

Check out the stripey knitwear in the finale parade at Tory Burch. The Tory Burch show was fantastic in my opinion, featuring some classic American pieces and lovely prints. On the Tory Burch blog you can see some more behind the scenes photos.

Photograph via Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

This is a great shot of the fashion queen herself, Anna Wintour in the front row. While the runway shows are always the main focus, the pictures of the attendees are usually just as fun.

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The Marc Jacobs collection was glitzier than usual, which I for one thoroughly enjoyed. Although there were some transparent plastic skirts that had me a wee bit puzzled.

Photograph by Jeannine Tan

I love catching a glimpse of the work and effort that goes into getting the models catwalk-ready, and I particularly enjoy this snapshot of a bored and beautiful model getting her hair done backstage at Cushnie et Ochs. Can you believe this photograph was taken by a seventeen year old?  Check out Jeannine Tan’s  tumblr account for more candid fashion week photos, and you can view her portfolio here.

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My favourite collection by far belonged to Jason Wu. His petal prints and gorgeously tailored blouses and shorts were stunning. You can see his show in entirety below.

Sigh, it would be so amazing to be there with a camera and go celebrity spotting. London Fashion Week is also coming to a close this week, another event that would be quite the experience to take part in as well.  That isn’t to say I’m not looking forward to the local event, LG Fashion Week, coming in October. Canadian design has really come into it’s own and there is always just as much talent on display here in Toronto as in New York. Anybody else planning on attending?

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