Fall 2012 Serves Up Plenty of Lovely

After many seasons of “much of the same,” fashion seems to be on quite the upswing.  The pops of colour we saw on the runways for Spring have resurfaced for Fall 2012.  There seems to be something for everyone this Fall, from the chic bohemian to the exquisitely feminine.

This Mimi Plange ruffled top and skirt is the epitome of feminine, to be princess for the day wouldn’t be at all difficult in this beautiful ensemble.                Photo Credit: Michael Rowe

Tadashi Shoji has such a beautiful aesthetic, his silhouettes are simple, yet striking with just the right amount of detail.  His pieces don’t require a great deal of accessorizing, and are ideal for the minimalist.  I appreciate the fact there seems to be an intricate story weaved through each of his garments.  To have such a strong sensibility toward the women for which he designs is quite impressive.

Tadashi’s gorgeous designs also have amazing movement, and his usage of colour is quite appealing.  The colours pop while still appearing to be almost organic on the runway, the jewel tones lend such an elegance to the collection.  It is certainly no surprise Mr. Shoji studied fine art before entering into the world of fashion, each piece in his collection is like a walking masterpiece, done with great precision.

If I believed in living previous lives on earth, I’d be confident I was a hippie, not due to the mindset, but more so because of the relaxed approach to their attire.  This Herve Leger piece is reminiscent of the 70’s in a subtle way for me, although this may not have been his influence when creating the design, there is an easy, laid back feel to it.  Perhaps his choice of colour and the use of fringe is the catalyst for my interpretation.  What ever the case may be, it is refreshing to see a different approach from the bandage dress.

Although I’ve been out of touch with Nicole Miller, this design shows she is able to find a fresh approach even after so many years in the fashion industry.  This design is relevant, youthful and the silhouette is lovely.  This cut is attractive on so many different body frames.  Kudos for Nicole Miller for keeping it current and fresh.


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