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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 CollectionBetsey 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 CollectionJ 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 CollectionNanette 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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Abbergrl
Haha, thank you. I don't want to date, it's just that these stupid crushes :/
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SimplyAda
I can relate very much.  :e  It happens a lot. But here's one thing, try not to date. At my middle school, everyone literally dates everybody and relationships never last. Part of the reason is that most of us aren't in that mature phase yet (mostly boys). As the days go by, we're growing. But, it's completely normal to have a crush on a boy. :) :thumbsup
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SmartSunnyShadow
Sorry for the late reply, but I'd love to help. If they don't want to talk to you, or don't like your jokes, don't talk to them. They probably don't like you, so you shouldn't try to make it better. You should hang out with your other friends. They'll make you feel better about yourself. If you don't have any friends in your class...that's the problem.  That's exactly what happened to me last year. But I started hanging out with the guys more, and they were really nice and had a lot in common with me. Maybe the guys will be nice to you and accept you. I hope I helped you. :)   
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SmartSunnyShadow
Aw, that's sad. I know this is a late review, but I would love to help you make new friends. There are kids that do nasty things at every single school, trust me, you'll never find a perfect school, and if people are reporting this form of bullying, teachers are probably supervising children more, so don't worry about that. :) Now making new friends, ahh, that's very difficult. I can be shy myself, but it honestly depends. What I usually do is observe different groups of people, and see how they interact with each other. If the person seems nice, wait until the time is appropriate and greet them. A friendly "Hi, I'm new, could you maybe show me around, or help me with this, or tell me about this school?" That will start off a conversation. :)  As well, I tend to make jokes, or go to my funny side. I usually make way more friends that way. You could try to make slight jokes, and gradually make them less implied and more clear as you joke around.  If there are any other new kids, or shy kids, definitely talk to them. If there are any kids that look lonely, or sad, maybe take some time to approach them. If they look like the want to be left alone, leave them alone. If you're not sure, it's best if you see someone else interact with them first.  If you're bisexual, that doesn't really matter, and don't bring that fact up in a conversation. That's kind of personal, and when you get a little closer, you can say that. It's not really important, and necessary for people to know that. And it's personal too. So don't bring that up unless you really want to.  I hope i helped you! Sorry for the late advice. >_< 
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SmartSunnyShadow
Several people are having the same problem as you. Whether they're the same gender or not, many people crush on some of their closest friends. So don't feel alone, remember that. I know this is some late advice, but I hope so far things are going good. Many people are feeling the urge of confessing like you. Yes, I think you should confess to her clearly, but when the time is right. She may not like you, but if you really really like her, you should absolutely confess to her. But be aware that confessing to one of your friends can ruin your friendship. You have to be cautious, confess when the time is right. 5 months may be long for you, but honestly, that's a short-term crush. Don't rush your confession, and don't give up unless you think you should. Getting over someone can be incredibly hard too, but you're either going to get over her, or confess to her. When the time is right, confess. When the time never seems to come, I'm sorry, but unfortunately, I think it's best if you get over her, because you have to be 100% sure before you confess to someone. You're risking your friendship to, so think if it's really worth it.  I hope I helped you. :) 
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