An Exclusive Preview from NYFW: Color Your Closet for Spring/Summer 2012

As always, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week NYC went by in a blur. From early morning shows (only Tory Burch holding her first ever runway show could rouse the elite fashion group to be at Alice Tully Hall at 9am), to afternoon presentations and dinners lasting late into the evening, fashion is the breath of the city for an entire week.  After all, this one week helps set the fashion agenda for Spring Summer 2012.  Designers reveal their inspirations to editors, buyers, boggers and stylists alike, all of which work together to help determine what trends will go from the runway, into the stores, and ultimately into all of our closets.  Although there were many trends that seemed to capture many designers, we are focusing on color today and boy was there a lot of it on the runway.  Unless you lived under a rock, orange dominated the color palette this summer and its dominion will continue another season.  However, its reign may be challenged by acid yellow, the new bright “it” color favored by many designer shows we attended including Carolina Herrera, Christian Siriano, BCBG and Nanette Lepore.

Nanette Lepore brings the Rubik cube to life

Christian Siriano mixes dramatic with a simple, silk striped t-shirt

Katherine Hepburn inspired paper bag- waisted pants were a big hit at Siriano

Even the “ladies who lunch” get in on the trend at Carolina Herrera

so good, but even better walking away:

BCBG colorblocks brights with nuetrals

If you find yourself intimidated by the extreme saturation and all over color, don’t fret.  You can still form part of the color trend by selecting accessories to offset a basic outfit.  Here is the inspiration to get you started:

Although we don’t recommend matching shoes, belts and handbags all to the same color or fabric, the above option does show you numerous ways to brighten up a subtle dress to make the maximum on-trend statement.


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