New York Fashion Week Spring 2012: Rebecca Minkoff, Donna Karan, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera

Runway coverage provided by: The Fashion Spot

It may just be the beginning of Fall, but New York is already buzzing about what’s hot for Spring as NY Fashion Week hit Lincoln Center on September 8. Here are a few highlights from some of the best shows from Day 5:


A year after expanding into shoes, Rebecca Minkoff continues on the road to building a lifestyle empire (most recently she followed in the footsteps of the likes of Yigal Azrouel in teaming up with Proper Attire). Her Spring 2012 collection with its pops of neon, watercolor prints, and models with puffy, wavy hair and coral pouts proved that when it comes to dressing the twenty and thirty-somethings who want to look on-trend without looking trendy, she reigns supreme in the contemporary market.

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Donna Karan was in a compassionate mood this season when she designed her two collections. DKNY paid tribute to the lives lost on September 11th and her namesake collection was inspired by Haiti. After traveling to the region post-earthquake, the designer focused her philanthropic efforts in the area. The show notes declared that she is ‘constantly inspired by [her] passions’ and her passion for Haiti certainly shone through in her designs for spring. For the most part, the collection was filled with a neutral palette that, with the exception of a few hits of purple, was filled with muddy browns, burnt oranges, and tribal prints.

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Marc Jacobs opened his Spring 2012 Marc by Marc Jacobs show with Karolina Waz outfitted in an orange shift. Waz’s look was followed by a slew of monochrome separates and one-piece numbers done in a mix of bright and neutral tones lending an acutely mod, minimalist, and wholly wearable feel to the collection.

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There are few things in fashion week that are as reliable as Carolina Herrera and her crisp white shirt. The designer, who arguably has the most expensive selling prices in fashion week, has a client base that is rock solid and incredibly loyal. Because of this, she can afford to show whatever she pleases and this season is was rare birds, florals, and incredible cocktail wear. It was a more playful collection from the designer that featured patent leather panels, beaded embellishments, and bright spring colors.

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