We’re thrilled to introduce one of our favorite fashion bloggers, Tala Samman of Myfashdiary.com, to give us a daily update on London Fashion Week for the Fall 2012 season. And a big thank you to Tala, for hosting our own Editorial Director Melissa Liebling-Goldberg’s NYC Fashion Week updates. Enjoy!
As soon as I touched down in London from Dubai after a week long in Dubai, I rushed out for the first show of the day – Corrie Nielsen. Corrie’s collection was very Victorian and Scottish inspired, and featured Drape, lace and a great attention the detail. The collection was no short than a fairytale inspired setting. Great collection from the former Fashion Fringe Winner!
Second stop – Fyodor Golan! This is a brand worth watching – Harvey Nichols snapped them up for S/S’12 and I couldn’t wait to see what they had in store for us this A/W’12 season. The design duo are great with mixing textures, and each piece exuded quality and structure. Also loved the model that was painted in green glitter!
Following on to… Turkish designer based in London, Bora Aksu! This season, Bora toned down a notch with the edginess. We saw pastels, greys, with a mix of brights as well as some masculine pieces such as blazers and vests. Bora Aksu collaborated with handbag brand, Bracher Emden for this collection, with models sporting super luxe pieces from the collection.
The last show of the day for me… Jean-Pierre Braganza! Another brand that has collaborated with Bracher Emden for A/W’12. What I loved most about this collection, was the great variety of graphic prints as well as the mix of purples featured in the collection. The Asymmetric hems made every piece interesting in this A/W’12 collection. The collection included a mix of Jacquard, metallics, fur sleeves and structured cocoon sleeves.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has drawn to a close here in New York City, and we couldn’t be more excited about Fall 2012! It’s a season of clothing made for strong, independent and cool women — just how we like to think of all the Gilt.com shoppers. A decided new color palette has emerged, office-appropriate clothing has never looked more appealing, and outerwear took a new turn in the spotlight. Here are some of our favorite trends and shows. You can read all of our Editorial Director Melissa Liebling-Goldberg’s coverage of the shows on Stylelist.com, where she was a featured guest blogger for the week.
DARK TIMES: Neons took a backseat for the season with a sophisticated palette of navy, charcoal, ivory, tomato red (left at Michael Kors), hunter green, mustard yellow, peacock blue and the standout oxblood (above right at DKNY). Black is back, turning up on almost every single runway in multiple looks.
MAN’S WORLD: Menswear-inspired pantsuits were a major trend for the season, done in everything from traditional tweeds (Ralph Lauren, center) to bright red and soft pastels. Complementary sheaths mirrored the corner office effect for those who favor dresses.
FULL COVERAGE: Outerwear became a focus this season, with lots of leather, fur and heavy wools. The puffer coats and anoraks we’ve seen in previous seasons took a backseat to a more grown-up and dressy approach. Belted coats below the knee in simply sleek shapes stood out, and the classic double-breasted peacoat got extra mileage.
What could be more glamorous than attending NYC Fashion Week? How about getting two tickets to one of the hottest shows of the season? Gilt has partnered with Herve Leger by Max Azria to give away two tickets to the label’s Fall 2012 show in February, along with one night at a hip NYC hotel, to one lucky Gilt fan on Facebook! And your chances to win will only increase if you spread the word to your fellow fashionistas: For every friend you invite who enters the contest, you’ll get an additional entry for yourself. Get all the details at facebook.com/GiltGroupe and sign up today! The contest closes on October 11 at 11:59pm ET.
And don’t forget to come back to Gilt.com on September 30, noon ET to shop our incredible Herve Leger by Max Azria sale—perfect for all of your sexy nights out!