New York Fashion Week 2012

Feb 17, 2012

New York Fashion Week spotlights top designer collections for the coming fall. It shows us what trends are coming up in color, style and accessories. This year’s fashion week ran from February 9-16, and featured well over 100 designers from all over the world, from high fashion like Vera Wang’s wedding collection to everyday style from Levi’s. Here’s a rundown of three designers teens love to watch, with featured photos from their collections.

Top Teen Fashion Collections

Betsey Johnson’s signature bright colors once again graced the runway this year with hot pinks , bright yellows and oranges, accenting black, grey and white. The skirts were short, the boots were high, the nail polish was black, and the hair was sleek and straight. Here’s Betsey’s take on her  style choices:

“Making clothes involves what I like…color, pattern, shape and movement…I like the everyday process…the people, the pressure, the surprise of seeing the work come alive walking and dancing around on strangers. Like red lipstick on the mouth, my products wake up and brighten and bring the wearer to life…drawing attention to her beauty and specialness…her moods and movements…her dreams and fantasies.”

Betsey Johnson's 2012 Collection

J Crew’s runway looked not surprisingly like a walking version of their catalog. They showed exactly what you would expect from the preppy staple: lots of chunky layers, muted earth tones, messenger bags, and cleanly manicured, unpolished nails.

J Crew's 2012 Collection

Nanette Lepore, favorite stylist to celebrities like Scarlett Johansson, Sharon Stone, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Eva Longoria Parker, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, and Abigail Breslin, featured a palette of chartreuse (bright lime green), orange and royal blues, with short skirts and clean lines.

Nanette Lepore's 2012 Collection

Designers Share Their Secret Philosophies

And for the seriously fashion-y among you, a poll of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week designers: “What is your mantra?” produced some inspiring and heartfelt responses. See the best below!

Brandon Sun: "Everything happens for a reason, so let it."
Charlotte Ronson: "Less is more."
Dennis Basso: "No matter what happens you have to go, go, go."
Jenny Packham: "Remember to breathe."
Norisol Ferrari: "Go within... or go without."
Tracy Reese: "Be yourself... go with your gut."
Suzanne Rae: "The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom." - William Blake
Concept Korea's Doho: "Buddhism."


Have Your Say

What's your favorite fall style from New York Fashion Week? Do you follow the trends or follow your heart? Weigh in here and let us know!

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