Friday, February 11, 2011

Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week!

Another fashion week has begun and this time it gives us a sneak peek of what is in store for this fall. Since the weather is still frigidly cold, it is not too hard to start daydreaming about wearing these chic outfits. The first collections to stick their necks out for Fall 2011, are coincidentally newer lines by Zac Posen for his Z Spoke line, knitwear company St. John and celebrity stylist turned designer, Rachel Zoe. If their collections are any indicator, black, grey, white and lots of texture are what we have in store for our fall wardrobes.

Look on and be inspired:

 Rachel Zoe

Uber-stylist, Rachel Zoe is known for dressing all the most fabulous celebrities in Tinsel Town including Anne Hathaway, Cameron Diaz and Paula Patton. Her BravoTV reality show, The Rachel Zoe Project is hilarious and her QVC line is a hit! Now, she has branched out in the next logical step in fashion, her own contemporary line called non other than Rachel Zoe.

A true Rachel Zoe look would not be complete with touch of some faux fur, a maxi dress or a dash of the seventies and her debut collection includes all of the above! Highlights include, several faux fur bomber-style jackets, a vintage inspired black and white sequin shift dress and good deal of chic de la chic capes. My favourites include this GOR-JUSS double breasted wool and fur trim peacoat to the left. Hello! If this doesn't say chic winter wear, I don't know what does. I love it! In the centre is a perfectly styled outfit perfect for a crisp fall day. The light colour of the vest goes perfectly with the blouse. The last look on the right is true Zoe fashion with the asymmetrical collar and tiered layers. A goddess dress perfect for a special event or casual wedding. Kudos to you, Rachel Zoe!

St. John's

This line which is known for it's knitwear, has debuted its first-ever collection for New York Fashion Week by staying true to form with knit pieces such as, this simple yet elegant cream sweater dress accented with light grey leather gloves and a luxe fur cropped scarf in the centre. This collection focussed on well put together separates ideal for fall such as, wide-leg trousers paired with ruffled blouses and wool trench coats as well as knit dresses with fur trim capes. The collection was ladylike with some modern touches such as the look to the right, with a fun and trendy silver sequin maxi skirt with a grey v-neck sweater accessorized with a brown leather belt and ruffled gloves. The look to the left is the ideal ladylike look with the slightly off the shoulder leopard trench coat, because the perfect way to add a touch of glamour to any look is with animal print.

Z Spoke By Zac Posen

This is the second collection for the Z Spoke line and it featured a great deal of heavy wool, grey, navy and black, black, black! Once the temperature drops most people tend to dress in the colours of the night so its fitting that this collection reflects that. A very wearable line, it was full of separates perfect for that back-to-school fall look with a small dash of Gossip Girl style. The look to the left features a leather pencil skirt and black cardigan with a skinny belt, which is a classic and sexy way to add some edge to any fall look. No autumn look would be complete without a wool coat and from the looks of it this coat in the centre photo fits the bill of a uber-chic coat that goes with just about anything. The pleated striped skirt adds flirtatious touch to the whole outfit. The last look on the right is a bright navy, if there ever were one and continues with the grown up schoolgirl look of this collection. The light weight fabric of the skirt takes away some of the heaviness felt by the collection and the fitted cardigan is something that we all need in our drawers once September rolls around.

What are your favourite collections from New York Fashion Week so far? Let me know in the comments, Facebook and Twitter!


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