Now that New York Fashion Week is over and our Twitter feed is no longer jumping off the walls with backstage snaps, presentations and runway shots - all captured on the instagram app - we can finally sit down and share which were our favourite Spring/Summer 2012 Collections with you guys.
Steven Alan Steven Alan does not fail! The Spring 2012 collection is inspired by Alex Katz's collage and watercolour work from the 1960s. As always with Steven Alan, the collection was very simple with clean lines and spare silouettes. The colour palette this season was a little less pastel and more moody - off turquoises, mustard yellows and dark blues. We especially loved the tailored jackets and shorts paired with skinny ties and straw hats and the very eclectic black and white checkered suit for the girls that is daringly cool!
Shipley & Halmos The Spring 2012 line for Shipley & Halmos boasts a variety of functional and timeless pieces. The collection gives a very "seasonless" feel because the theme "schoolboy preppy" is one that will probably never die out. The patterns are often bold (note the full gingham suit) but the colours are pale enough so that it never makes a very obnoxious statement.
Michael Bastian Absolutely loved the Michael Bastian collection mainly because it pays homage to one of the movie greats, James Dean. Bastian presented a modern day version of the original rebel complete with penny loafers and a windbreaker. There was also plenty of bowties, thick-rimmed glasses and the classic slicked-back hair perfecting that signature James Dean look. This isn't schoolboy preppy, it's rebellious preppy that's a bit rough around the edges.
What were your faves from NYFW?
Images via Steven Alan, Shipley & Halmos, Michael Bastian