Mercedes Benz Fashion Week has moved on to London, Milan, and Paris, but our office is still buzzing over the Fall 2012 collections that were just presented in New York. There were so many incredible looks from favorites like Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, and FIDM fashion design school Grad Monique Lhuillier, as well as emerging labels like Brood and Skaist-Taylor. It'd be impossible to list all of our favorites, but here are a few of the shows we can't stop talking about. --Angel
The original founders of Juicy Couture (FIDM Grad Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor) are back in the fashion game with a fabulous new label. For fall they did a collection that was positively dripping in '70s glamour (think fur, paisley prints, wide-brim fedoras, and lamé), plus the design duo reincarnated the velour track pants that put them on the fashion map, into insanely chic trousers.
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
It was all about bold color at Diane von Furstenberg's Fall 2012 show, a refreshing change from the blacks, greys, and burgandies that are so typical of fall fashion. And we're not just talking pops of color here and there--the designer was quite liberal, using reds, pinks, mustard, teal, and purple. True to DVF form, there were also some amazing prints to drool over.
One of the most coveted tickets of the entire week (who wouldn't want an invite), Marc Jacobs put on a show that can only be described as breathtaking. It was a fashion lover's dream with tons of color, mixed prints, volume, luxurious mink (in the form of enormous hats), and sparkle.
ALICE + OLIVIA
What we love about Stacy Bendet is that season after season she designs clothes that are as fun to look at as they are to wear, conjuring up fond memories of playing dress up as kids. And isn't that what fashion is about, after all--playing dress up as a means to express ourselves in this game called life. Pretty deep, huh? Yeah, we went there.
Head to FIDM Magazine for more of our favorites from New York Fashion Week.
Images courtesy of Style.com