New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 starts with BCBG Max Azria and Richard Chai

New York Fashion Week is here again marking the beginning of the Spring/Summer 2011 collections and fashion-packed September. As we eagerly anticipate the shows in London, Paris and Milan, New York‘s fashion week began with a stunning collection by BCBG Max Azria. With silk the main fabric of choice, the collection had a sleek and modern theme with an edge of tribal. The first pieces to grace the runway featured floaty silhouettes, with dresses being mostly knee-length and with side splits. The base of the palette was white marked with slashes of bright colour like orange, fluro yellow or peach used in piping on the edges of dresses or as part of the neck line detail. As the show progressed, dresses were the main feature, with maxis still present and a tribal print was introduced to add interest to the block colours. Present at the show were Elisha Cuthbert and Sophie Bush. Our pick of the collection? A white halter dress with sapphire and black detail on the neck line.


Another designer that presented a stand-out show was Richard Chai. His use of masculine shapes combined with eye popping oranges and blue lips presented an off-beat collection that was actually very wearable. His use op stripe prints – yellow and black and violet, green and black matched with a longer length on dresses created an almost back school feel. The peach and pewter blue floral print that also featured heavily in the collection was applied to dresses, skirts, men’s shirts and even bike pants brought a feeling of Spring is here, but what really stood out was the use of orange. In particular an orange mini dress with zip detail, which is also our pick of the collection.


Image via: Mercedes-Benze Fashion Week Facebook