New York Fashion Week Day #3:
Jill Stuart & Lacoste Fall 2012
Jill Stuart’s Fall 2012 collection was feminine and floral, with prints in different sizes and colors. The feminine flair was undeniable and the collection showed gorgeous party dresses, dresses in floral prints and some with graceful lace detailing. The elegant designs were paired with classy, fabulous outwear. The shift dresses had flirtatious movement and the full A-line skirts with empire waists are always flattering and elegant as well. Leather accents were noticed throughout this mix of floral beauty as were wide-legged trousers, peter pan collars and oddly enough, turtlenecks. The highlight of the show for me came toward the end, a gorgeous leather detailed coat paired with impeccably tailored trousers, a typical floral top and an outstanding fur collar. This collection was more than sweet and pretty, but had a sexy edge. Black sheer lace and chiffon paneling gave this sweet girl, a sultry edge. The color palette was classy and sweet in black, gold, ivory, purple, indigo and mauve. The models wore their hair parted down the middle with natural waves and makeup from the designer’s personal line!
Lacoste Fall 2012
Lacoste’s Fall 2012 collection would be perfect for an Alpine ski trip. Snow and winter were definitely on the mind of Felipe Oliveira Baptista. Reflecting back to the brand’s 1966 contract with the French national ski team, Lacoste created a variety of modern winter sport inspired separates. The collection was home to a series of body-conscious and skimming knits done in classic red, blue, grey, and white. With this collection, she could easily hit the slopes in everything from ski-styled minidresses and jumpsuits, to striped leggings, to oversized outwear and plenty of leather and tweed in between. Pops of colorblocking and plaids gave the collection just the right amount of variety. Some of the highlights of the collection included leather quilted vests and an interesting play on zippers to create pockets for hoods that replicated oversized collars. Over all, Lacoste presented elegant sportswear for the city girl of today.
By: Robyn Alt