#NYFW The Bold and the Colorful

Just a quick look on the other side of the ocean…for Fashion Week

So they say that New Yorkers only ever wear black… this past fashion week in NYC brought an infusion of color that may have left them giddy! Some designers’ collections show a permeation of bright colors, others show a splash here and there, but almost everyone seems to have found a need for an emboldened hue at some point in the game. Here are my picks :

I love Jason Wu’s audacity in using a borderline flourescent yellow, no…let’s admit, this IS flourescnet yellow!  and it accents perfectly with a coral red lip as seen on the runway. But this piece is not just bright, it’s BIG! Like a heavy flower is has layers of silky “petals”…if we see this show up on the red carpet, it is sure to pop like you cannot believe.

Jason Wu SS2012, from style.com

Colorn texture and black accents create this amazing silhouette from Ohne Titel.

Ohne Titel SS2012, from style.com

I was excited for French fashion brand Lacoste to be at the New York fashion week this year. I especially like this bright red piece that looks so easy to wear, so comfortable, yet gives off a classy look that can spice up an otherwise typical Parisian evening at a trendy restaurant or bar à vin.

Lacoste SS2012, from style.com

I don’t find this VPL piece thrilling for it’s cut or design, but the color has me smiling, this has become THE color I want to paint my life with lately…

VPL SS2012, from style.com

Vivienne Tam is seeing and believing…shocking red.

Vivienne Tam SS2012, from style.com

Flowing color within her prints, Vera Wang has found great color combinations that are as light and airy as the fabrics.

Vera Wang SS2012, from style.com

Michael Kors makes desert wandering look so appealing and easy!

Michael Kors SS2012, from style.com

More flourescent yellow on the runway, this time it’s Nanette Lepore who has a very bright and bold collection. Can we call her Palette Galore? 🙂

Nanette Lepore SS2012, from style.com

J. Crew is appealing to my blue hue craze….

J. Crew SS2012, from Style.com

It doesn’t get cuter than this Marc by Marc Jacobs sun suit, perfect for the French Riviera and getting noticed at Saint Tropez.

Marc by Marc Jacobs SS2012, from style.com

Madame Lhuillier will be putting the sweetness into our hot summer 2012 nights! And…I have nothing to say other than : Je. veux. to. wear. this. pink. fabulousness.

Monique Lhuillier SS 2012, from Style.com

From Stephen Burrows, marina beach wear for the Atlantic coast of France I can only assume. Arcachon baby!

Stephen Burrows SS2012, from style.com

I might go so far as to say that this Badgley Mischka two piece outif, is my favorite from the entire #NYFW SS2012. I just might… Don’t tempt me!

Badgley Mischka SS 2012, from Style.com

Diving into the pink, fuscia pink of Tory Burch.

Tory Burch SS2012, from style.com

Knock knock. Who’s there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad you wore this Minkoff dress?

Rebecca Minkoff SS2012, from style.com

Thakoon has embraced the concept of color from head…to toe. Um. also with a gold runway. This guy doesn’t hold back!

Thakoon SS2012, from style.com

DNKY is prepared for a rainy Spring season, and will be brightening up NYC in 2012 with traffic stopping pieces like this. It makes me wanna be a part of it…!

DKNY SS2012, from Style.com

Donna Karan for those who don’t want to necessarily stop traffic per se….

Donna Karan SS2012, from Style.com

For Carlos Miele, color and sunshine seem to be in his brand’s DNA. Does this not take you away to some Mediterranean resort?!?

Carlos Miele SS 2012, from Style.com

I think Peter Som had a liiiiiittle too much Starbucks coffee. This is almost blinding color! But, we want it. We really do.

Peter Som SS2012, from style.com

DVF brings in bold blue-ish purple without too much pomp, but it’s so comfortable we would be willing to wear it anywear.

Diane Von Furstenberg SS 2012, from Style.com

This purple creation from Prabal Gurung has the best waistline effect I have ever seen.

Prabal Gurung SS2012, from style.com

Helmut Lang makes me want to sing in the rain…

Helmut Lang SS2012, from Style.com

Zac Posen is going green next spring! No, JK! He’s going sea grean! No really, I am kidding, he only has two pieces in this color in the SS2012 collection. But it’s fun, non?!?

Zac Posen SS2012, from style.com

Carlos Miele and Vogue Italia Parisian Party – Oh Honey!

Italy brought the heat to Paris last night! I trotted off hier to the Carlos Miele and Vogue Italia Party at 380 rue Saint Honoré in the 1st arrondissement. The event was to celebrate a collaboration by Lapo Elkann and Bianca Brandolini. The fruit of the collaboration? A limited edition  t-shirt to benefit the Rainforest Foundation US. Conscientious fashion… love it!

In a packed swanky boutique, fashion people, bloggers, photographers, designers and models brushed shoulders, as a DJ spun tunes and Carlos Miele’s new SS2011 collection hung smartly on racks on the fringe of the crowd.

Bianca Brandolin

Bianca Brandolin

Lapo Elkann

Carlos Miele (left)

Oozing and schmoozing with air-kisses and hugs, the crowd bee-lined for the bar to grab a lime or strawberry caipirinha, servers passed around  other rum drinks and little hors d’oeuvres and fruit speared on plastic toothpicks. I was worried that those gowns might see a few strawberry stains by the end of the evening. Aie aie aie!

Carlos Miele 380 rue Saint Honoré 75001 Paris

Rosana Paris & Giseli Francine

In between taking snapshots of the fashionable crowd as it kept pouring into the boutique I met blogger/writer Alice Pfeiffer who was lovely in roses, Blogger Peyton Sandler, and London based designer Ada Zanditon who was sporting her own label (click on photos for links). Not sure how they imagined they would fit all these people in, but it was a fabulous place to be while the rain drizzled down outside.

Melissa Ladd & Peyton Sandler

Alice Pfeiffer

Ada Zanditon

For more on the soirée go to Patrick McMullen’s site.