|charcoal grey,black, white fall combo|
As New York Fashion Week 2012 kicked off yesterday, I thought it might be timely to say a few words about reading the runway. By reading the runway, I mean seeing the current collections and interpreting them in relation to real life and your personal sense of style. No. I'm not kidding. When viewing these shows it is easy to be distracted by the costume like character of the garments and the mannequin like figures of the models, but there is inspiration to be had for the eye that sees. And here is how to see.
Take note of the colors and patterns. Within a group of collections you will often notice that a particular color recurs in its various shades and hues. For the upcoming season some such colors are burgundy, blush, and grey.
Take note of the fabrics. The Fall collections include many of the cozier fabrics associated with cooler weather. This year there is a particular emphasis on non-synthetic fabrics such as fur and most especially, leather.
Take note of cuts, lines, and silhouettes. Is there a particular something, such as a sleeve style, that is ubiquitous? This fall there seems to be a focus on the cropped pant as well as a return to a wider, more trouser like pant.
Look at the shoes. Pointy toes, enough said.
|A special thanks to my guest photographer|