Looking Back : New York & London

Fashion month just finished up, but it is never too early to look back on the moments we loved. From collections to individual items, there was a great deal to take in this season and like everyone else we have a few personal favorites. Here is a peak at some of the shows and events we loved this season from NYC and London.


The unquestioned highlight of NYFW, combining the best of every designer and every model into one unforgettable event; fingers crossed that this event becomes a New York tradition!


Many designers create beautiful pieces that look great on the runway, but Philip Lim makes the kind of clothes we actually want in our closets. His spring line was chock full of dresses, bags and separates that are sure to look phenomenal in real life and that makes us happy.

Wang’s dramatic change for spring was met with mixed feelings, but we loved the striking new direction he took for his line.

We’re probably not going to see Michelle Obama wearing the completely sheer tops Wu presented for spring, but his beautiful collection seemed ready for the red carpet.

Simple, striking and easy to duplicate, the copper eye-makeup look created by Estee Lauder’s Tom Pecheux was just perfect. Would you believe that he used mixed two lipcolors and used them as eyeshadows for this look?


Clean lines and strong shapes for the stylish biker in all of us, Jonny Johansson’s line never fails to impress us; the studded jacket on Mirte is a must have.

Ingenious use of interior prints on dresses; the way Katranzou plays with pattern each season is inspirational. View each of the dresses up close to see the incredible detailing.

A smart and youthful take on feminine dressing that proved you can combine girly and graphic into something sensational.


Exciting showing from fresh talent, winner Corrie Neilsen’s Victorian inspired dresses are especially attention getting, but each competitor brought something fresh to the table.

Stay tuned tomorrow for our favorites from Milan and Paris, in the meantime though – What were your favorite moments from New York and London?Let us know in the comments!

Image Credits | Runway shots from Style.com, Beauty Images courtesy of Estee Lauder, Fashion’s Night Out image, Betty Sze for Models.com

  1. Pilotto was definitely a highlight for me

    And Derek Lam beauty. He made everyone look so pretty.

  2. ^ I liked Proenza a lot, especially the accessories (great necklaces and shoes this time around) though I have to admit that I preferred their fall collection. They always put on a good show though.

    But I figure everyone will mention all the shows I missed, since I only had room to mention a couple.

  3. I’m glad Mary Katrantzou was mentioned. She was my favorite in London. Didn’t care much for New York.

  4. I would love to give Fashion kisses, hugs and a massive welcome back to prominence. I have enjoyed all recent seasons since the supposed “Fashion decline” but collectively, this was easily one of, if not the best season in seasons! I can not remember the last time that I’ve enjoyed so many show collections. Major suprises, strong declarations and some rather interesting directions from a major house or two. So many favorites and wonderful model casting. I had a massively difficult time narrowing down but here goes it;

    My favorites from New York:

    3.1 Phillip Lim – Look 12,13,17,21-(seen above) – the collection had an aire of YSL

    ACNE – look #17

    A Detacher – look #30 – more so for the exquisite textile

    Calvin Klein – look #32

    Carolina Herrera – look 12, 42, 52

    Marchesa – look 2, 7, 8, 10, 11 – 20,000 leagues beyond stunning! Shares context with the last Givenchy Couture showing. Both terrifyingly amazing.

    Oscar de la Renta – #49 – that magnificent black gown on Coco.

    My favorite collections in their entirety, which exemplify the modernly chic New York woman of Spring 2011 are Milly and Monique Lhuillier.
    For the day and evening respectively. Monqiue couldn’t have been any more on point. Heck, she was the dream that led the point for Heaven’s sake.

    Beauty Note;

    – Ohne Titel – specifally Valerija – She looked amazing in bright hues and lighter hair. I wouldn’t mind her serving up shades of Hades on a forever basis but that makeup certainly presented a whole new chapter in her modeling career.


    – Jen Kao – the threaded shin booties were divine – reminds of Alexander Mcqueen gladiator boots on Natasha P. of S/S 06

    – Kimberly Ovitz – booties

  5. London:

    Antonio Berardi – look 1, 30

    Burberry – look 7, 29, 30, 48(the jacket) – the make and quality is incomparable. You can rough house it all night into the morning in such looks and still get home looking completley intact, albeit shoes in hand.

    Holly Fulton – thought it was dynamite – loved look 2, 13, 14, 18

    House of Holland – perhaps my favorite collection from him – loved look #1

    Issa – look #21

    Mulberry – look 17, 18, 31

    On a side note, the prints of Mary Katrantzou were so beautiful, just a tad too Balenciaga in my view.

    Beauty Note;

    Jeneil Williams @ Holly Fulton – she looked incredible. Power haus!
    Charlotte Wiggins @ Paul Smith


    Holly Fulton – wonderful jewels

    Beauty Note NY (cont.) – Frida Gustavsson @ CK
    – Lisselot Paulino @ Milly
    – Mathilde Frachon @ Alexandre Herchcovitch

    Hopefully not jumping the gun here, but Omahyra back on the runway, whoo!

    The inception of shows at Lincoln Center was spectacular. Unfortunately I missed the show – but Betty/Janelle you both gave fantastic coverage. The photography was a dream. I too hope that it becomes a continued spectacle. I feared missing the tents @ Bryant Park but shows @ Lincoln Center is such a dreamscape… so much gravitas just in the climb up to the mall! Fashion’s Night Out was a blast!!!

  6. am i the only one that thinks that linsey wixon and taylor fuchs should be shot together??

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