Friday, February 25, 2011

BEST OF NYFW 2011 TREND RECAP: COLOR BLOCKING, BOLD COLOURS, STRUCTURED SHAPES

New York Fashion Week is the one fashion week that I follow pretty closely, mostly due to my favourites - Proenza Schouler. Alexander Wang & Band of Outsiders. Didn't quite like the A. Wang & Band of Outsiders collections this time round, but think that the collections from Proenza Schouler, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Julian Louie & Yigal Azrouel that are being featured really showed off some of the trends of color blocking, use of bold colours and structured shapes.

However, I definitely think Proenza Schouler had one of the best collections with their bold colours, the blown-up geometric prints and the whole Santa Fe vibe. Made me think of those classic Pendelton bags that are currently being revived by Opening Ceremony store in the US. But everything the PS guys touch turns to gold, they know exactly how to cater to their customer and make sure that everything still looks fresh, wearable and never overly "crafty" or "ethnic". Sorry Anthropologie!!:p


Think 3.1 Phillip Lim did pretty well with the bold & minimal concept. I love all the details on the raglan sleeves, the cropped pants and just how everything was simple & clean but still very fun to wear!


Julian Louie's collection exuded a similar bold & minimal vibe but in a more preppy casual kind of way. I've always like this designer because of his clean lines.

 Yigal Azrouel's collection was very menswear influenced, not just in the tailoring and silhouettes but the colours that have been spotted for FW2011 men's collections in Paris as well. I love the neon pink and how the more muted tans, teals and greens meshed with all the other bold colours.

Photos via style.com

Which collections did you like from New York Fashion Week?

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