Hot Off the Runway at New York Fashion Week

09.13.2012, 15:44 CDT | Posted In: Health & Beauty

Hot Off the Runway at New York Fashion Week

Fashion Week arrived in New York City this past week, and the runways were hot on fire with beautiful models, couture fashion, and stylish celebrities. Every year at New York Fashion Week, designers give us a first look at emerging styles and trends for the upcoming season. Unfortunately, not all of us are lucky enough to score front row seats next to Anna Wintour, so we’re taking you behind the scenes to show you what we’ll be craving in the spring.

Designers like Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, and Michael Kors showed off their newest collections, and we saw what was big this year—edgy sophistication. Whether it was the juxtaposition of leather and lace, the play with contrast between neutral and bright colors, or the romantic revival of amped-up florals, designers featured classy, chic looks with something unexpected.

Here’s a rundown of some of our favorite collections and runway highlights:

  • BCBGMaxazria—Channelling “50 Shades of Grey,” designers Max and Azria featured strong yet feminine pieces accessorized with black leather harnesses and delicate lace accents.
  • Diane von Furstenberg—The iconic fashion designer brought geek-chic to the runway, teaming up with Google to showcase their latest invention—Glass, augmented reality glasses with built-in camera and screen to overlay digital images on the real world. But it was her cheerful and lively show that captivated the audience, with an assortment of bright patterns and prints and an edgier take on color blocking.
  • Victoria Beckham—With her handsome husband David Beckham admiring from the front row, the former Spice Girl featured flowy fabrics with delicate details that looked relaxed and effortless, which was something new for her this season. As she’s usually known for her signature aesthetic of sculptural, body-hugging dresses, it was a delightful surprise to see a more laid back look while staying true to the brand.
  • Tory Burch—Known as the new queen of preppy chic, Tory Burch featured a collection that was a little bit of prep and a little bit bohemian, drawing inspiration from ethnic influences. As she tweeted after the show, it was “American prep remix meets magpie traveler,” and featured interesting materials like raffia, tweed, and crochet.

And of course, you couldn’t miss the glowing skin on all the models! Many of the models featured a bold yet soft makeup look to complement the strong but feminine collections. We wonder if they use Obagi?

Who’s your favorite designer and what trend are you excited to try this spring?