New York Fashion Week has been and gone in a flash and I’ve been busy working away at Telegraph HQ, uploading the galleries and latest stories from across the pond. I may not have been lucky enough to jet over there myself, but I got a good look at all the shows and compiled a trend report to round the whole week up:
Collars have been trending for the last few seasons and they’re set to be huge in autumn/winter 2012 whether they’re embellished, detached or in contrasting colours. Seen at 3.1 Phillip Lim, Victoria Beckham, Preen, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Tory Burch and Jenny Packham.
Military detailing comes back around every few seasons but this time it’s here to stay – toughen up your look with structured jackets, epaulettes and gold buttons. Seen at Alexander Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Victoria Beckham, and Jason Wu.
For the Jessica Rabbit inside each and every one of us, New York designers have deemed the red dress as a trend-worthy choice for autumn/winter 2012. Seen at Diane von Furstenberg, Jenny Packham, Marchesa, Michael Kors and Jason Wu.
From daywear to evening wear, the metallic trend shone through at New York Fashion Week, in dazzling gold lamé and sparkling silver embellishments. Seen at Prabal Garung, Badgley Mischka, Ralph Lauren, Naeem Khan and Marc by Marc Jacobs.
Old-fashioned glamour hit the runways with voluminous bouffants reminiscent of the Sixties. As seen at Anna Sui, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta and Chadwick Bell.
Geek is chic again, as New York designers sent models down the runway in thick-rimmed specs, buttoned up collars and preppy layers. As seen at Anna Sui, J Crew and Marc by Marc Jacobs.
Autumn/winter 2012 brings a rich jewel-palette of ruby, emerald, sapphire and onyx, but if head-to-toe colour isn’t your thing, follow Oscar de la Renta’s lead and wear a jewel print instead. Seen at: Diane von Furstenburg, Oscar de la Renta, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera and Tory Burch.
Prints get a monochromatic makeover for autumn/winter 2012 – make bold geometric shapes the focal point of your look. As seen at Narciso Rodriguez, Diane von Furstenberg, Ohne Titel and 3.1 Phillip Lim.
New York designers played with the concept of ‘conceal and reveal’ layering sheer panels with opaque fabrics. Seen at Peter Som, The Row, J.Mendel and Vera Wang.
Minimal tailoring and boxy white jackets with clean lines were served up at some of the edgier New York shows. As seen at: Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang and 3.1 Phillip Lim.
View my Telegraph Fashion picture gallery here