NY Fashion Week kicks off today and we can’t contain our excitement. In preparation we are looking back at what went on in the previous fashion cycle.
A/W 11-12 offers an exciting colour pallete ranging from bright to nude ensuring to satissfy the whims of every kind of Diva all you need is yourself confidence and a little bit of inspiration to pull an exciting look.
Bright Pop Shock
Autumn/Winter brought back bold hues of blue, green, red and yellow to create Pop Shocking looks for the runway models with Christian Dior stealing the show with his bold artistic adaptation of the Japanese Art of Kabuki to express the season pop shock culture.
Metallic colours were used to give the looks a more electric spark creating more visible contours as well as giving a dash of brightness for a more youthful feel. The most popular shades were Gold, Silver, Bronze and Red Copper pallets. While Vivienne Westwood used metallic colours heavily around the face to create ethnic looks with a modern twist for her runway girls Vuitton and Badgley Mischka opted to use the metals to define the eyes .
It was not all a bright affair AW 11-12 also spoted a more demure pallete of nude hues that matched the skin tones. The nude look varied from a more natural feel adapted by Burberry and Christopher Kane to a more prominent look dusted with highlights of brighter blushers giving a back from holiday flawless finish.
Liquid black eyeliner and pencils featured in most runways to create well defined lines around the eye. The lines’ thickness and shape came in varied forms with designers like Burberry, Oscar De La Renta and DKNY opting for thin lines all around the eye creating an almond impression while Marc Jacobs, Gaultier and Channel went for thicker Cleopatra lines. Anna Sui had an unusual take by adding additional line to the middle eye.
Designers opted for fuller dramatic lashes to give this seasons look a glamorous effect while the eye brows were well sculpted and broad giving a hint of masculinity to the well defined feminine features on the rest of the profile.
Smoky eye effect remained a classic choice with more emphasis on the use of pastel brown, purple, grey and red where a darker shade of the same pallete was used to create the smoky effect. To add sparkle to the already captivating look Christian Dior opted to add a stroke of Glitters.
Fuller and bright lips with hints of glossiness were more popular with designers giving a bold statement through out the runway but there were also the more demure nude lips.
The use of bright colours to highlight the cheek bones to match lip colour proved to be a popular trend.
With this comes the end of our look at A/W 11-12. We’ll be bringing you weekly updates of what is going on for Summer/Spring 2012 (SS-12).
Blossom ‘N’ Bloom