T by Alexander Wang
Rag and Bone
Holding off on discussing upcoming seasons until they're upon us is just too hard. I've tried but have admittedly come to realise that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. And so here we are in the spring of 2012.
Everybody's talking about the explosion of print, colour and volume on New York runways which saw many designers change their tune. And with a nod to the British they found more than the simplistic silhouette's of late in a bright and loud voice. It seems the industry feels ready to create a scene again. And as expected there were running themes across the board.
Stand-outs were Alexander Wang's take on athletic chic, DKNY's city strut, Rag and Bone's genius progressive streetwear, Preen's digitalized florals, Karen Walker's blush of optimism, the sartorial sorbet of 3.1 Phillip Lim whilst we were feeling good at Diane von Furstenberg and California dreaming with Derek Lam. I could go on and on but instead I'll let this round up do the talking. It took real discipline to edit these down but, I did it.