Carlos Miele Spring 2012 Collection

Carlos Miele’s Spring 2012 Collection was the epitome of a stunning landscape swirling with bright colours of vibrant sea blue, yellow, orange and sea green. The long vibrant Blue Silk Charmeuse Dress with rope detail that strutted down the runway reflected the ocean waves with its ruched detailing.

While the Black & White Sea Cliff Print Silk Charmeuse Short Dress (above middle) reflected a semi-precious stone edged out of a glacier mountain top but the yellow Goldfish Print Silk Charmeuse Short Dress (above right) was at the opposite extreme, looking like sand blasted waves.

We also loved the White Shell Silk Charmeuse Short Dress with Beige detail, it seems to create an optical illusion, whereas the Black & White Sea Cliff Print Silk Charmeuse Long Dress with Fuxico Applique seemed to spit out ocean waves of flowers plunging seeming together.

Other favorites included the Black & White Sea Cliff Print Silk Chiffon Top, which was paired with a lovely pair of white Shell Viscose Wide Pants; the White Shell Silk Charmeuse Long Dress with embroidered and ruched detail evoked a the softness of delicate whipped clouds. We also loved the fact that he mixed in some greens to complement the black, white, yellow and blue shown in the collection, the Fish Skin Print Silk Charmeuse dresses and jumpsuit were an ode to the various and colorful creatures that call the ocean their home.

To see more from the show, enjoy the collection finale in the video below:

Carlos Miele’s inspiration was the “Immersive Landscape, born from the idea of immersive artificial environments which can be created by virtual reality”. His designs reflected his inspiration perfectly.

Lana Solange

Edited by Glasgow Skinner

Tadashi Shoji Spring 2012 Collection

Inspired by the splendid beauty of the tulip, Tadashi Shoji’s Spring 2012 Collection was graceful, elegant, rich in a variety of vibrant colors………. just like tulips. Daytime looks included Silk Linen dresses, draped tulle, metallic embroidered lace in vibrant shades of fern green, magnolia, rose, pale green, etc with the radiance of color gradation found in the tulip’s unique petals.

Standout pieces like the above featured hand-painted brush strokes captured the true beauty of the tulip’s inimitable identity. Gorgeous evening gowns were featured in bold colors, shades of neutral and ivory, floral prints with exquisite detailing such as lace appliqué and beading. Its beautiful looks like these that make Mr. Shoji a favorite.

See more of Tadashi Shoji’s gorgeous show in the finale below

BCBG Max Azria Spring 2012 Collection

Color-blocking reigned supreme at the BCBG Max Azria Spring 2012 Show; several of the pieced-together looks featured some very graphic heavy looks and strategically placed cutouts and slits, all in various bold color palettes – almost like wearable pieces of art. Though the looks were quite drapey and relaxed silhouettes, most were punctuated with high side splits that added some very chic sex appeal.

Fluttering panels were incorporated into several looks which gave the collection a lighter than air feel and lots of fluidity. Body conscious women and fans of tunics, kimonos and loose easy fitting dresses will love this collection. Time to exhale my dears, there is no more holing the stomach in.

Enjoy the show’s finale below

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Debuts New Facade

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2012 Collection shows is drawing very near with shows taking place from September 8-15 at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park. To celebrate it’s one year anniversary at Lincoln Center, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will debut a new sleeker façade that will have a sexier look with the potential to integrate digital multimedia, offering designers and sponsors the opportunity for optimum exposure in seasons to come (potentially seeing show tweets on the tents façade does sound quite fabulous)

“We decided to evolve the design this season as we continually make improvements to the facility. We’re excited about the new more modern look of the façade, which juxtaposes itself against the more traditional architecture of Lincoln Center, as well as the flexibility it will provide over the next couple of seasons to explore digital integration and other technology driven enhancements,” said Peter Levy, SVP Managing Director, IMG Fashion Worldwide.

Though I still wish a little color was implemented, I am anxious to see the finished product. I also hope the weather doesn’t jeopardize the digital additions seeing that Hurricane Katia is trying to potentially make landfall during fashion week.