Ah, Fashion Week. The time when my Pinterest and Tumblr fill up with beautiful, inspiring, and occasionally wackadoo looks straight from the runway. To be honest, I wasn't expecting to be glued to my computer and clicking "Next" on the slideshows for hours at a time this weekend, but there were so many good collections! I was rendered helpless. To share some of my favorites, I decided to do a trio of highlight reels:
1. The colorful, since bright hues played a major part in the Spring 2012 palette.
2. The classic - I like seeing designers play with traditional stalwart pieces, either through interesting fabrics or tweaked silhouettes.
3. And finally, the realistic. These are things I would actually wear. Basically, this is my fashion lust list.
First up, clearly, is the colorful! I think everyone fell in love with Jill Stuart's collection, seen above. The rainbow of citrus tones and soft organic motifs just knocked it out of the park.
It looked like there was a print explosion/collage extravaganza at Basso & Brooke.
The head-to-toe tropical colors at Matthew Williamson.
Barbara's Tfank's homage to Elizabeth Taylor extended far beyond brunette wigs. The 50s silhouette can sometimes come across as too sweet and girlish, but these had a jolt of Taylor's magnetism. Definitely made for grown ups.
Badgley Mischka brought one thing to mind: Barbie. All the hot pink, fuchsia, and sweetheart necklines were made for her.
The surprising luxe combination of t-shirts and ball gowns as presented by Christian Siriano.
All images via Style.com.