Monday, February 27, 2012

Highlights F/W 2012 New York

It has begun.
I am of course talking about the fashion weeks. This month the Fall/Winter Collections for 2012 are being presented in the fashion capitals. The big apple kicked off the festivities on the 9th of February. After a week of shows, presentations and parties New York has passed the torch to London. The London fashion week took place this week alongside the Milan fashion week and the height of all this fashion madness will begin this tuesday in Paris! For now I'll sum up my personal highlights of the NY fashion week:

So wearable

Theyskens Theory, F/W 2012, NY

Our own Olivier Theyskens doesn't need to proof himself anymore. His elegant, subtle view on everyday wear has convinced women of every generation.
Sheer fabrics are mixed with woolen or leather pants. Coats are again longer and radiate the class of the 1940's.

Promising Debut

Brood, F/W 2012, NY

For Brood's first collection comfort and youth were the keywords. Creative director Serkan Saries drew inspiration from sportswear for these versatile clothes. I think the marbled prints are fabulous.

Femine Luxury

Farah Angsana, F/W 2012, NY

Farah Angsana managed to create a very elegant collection. Wrap dresses, coats and evening gowns were predominant and anything but plain. Luxury can be a virtue.

Snow queen

J. Mendel, F/W 2012, NY

Furs and soft lines made for an icy yet sweet collection at J.Mendel. What made the pieces interesting were the contradictions in the silhouettes. Knits and metallic fabrics were combined. Once you're able to melt an ice queen, the fire might consume you.

Crazy or Genius?

Jeremy Scott, F/W 2012, NY

The most daring show was definitely Jeremy Scott's. References to pop art and 90's kitsch (think Koonz) were present. If I had to put a label on it, it would be 'candy punk', were the chaotic build up was placed next to candy cane colors. The craziness in the styling made for an even more theatrical atmosphere. Despite all of that, the clothes were pretty wearable when combined with other pieces.

Androgen beauty

Proenza Schouler, F/W 2012, NY

Even though the designer duo at Proenza Schouler consists of two male designers, they don't oversexualize women. The female is a strong femme fatale who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to ask for it. Both male and female get a righteous place in this collection.


Michael Angel, F/W 2012, NY

Master of digital prints, Michael Angel has further established his unique approach to fashion in this collection. His prints are interesting and very different than those of his contemporaries. Symmetry is no taboo in the organic design. Colors go from greys to vibrant blue and green.

Next up: Milan, London, Paris!

The Mere Alchemist


  1. Nice! Love the red silhouette of Proenza Shouler!!

    1. :) I adore the golden dress and coat from Theyskens Theory. Want it!

  2. yes That's the second favourite :)

  3. Nice Blog. Very inspiring and still accessible for the layman :)

    1. Thx! movielovers should definitely check out, Goines' blog!