One of the shows that made quite an impression early on at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week was the one by Kaelen.
Kaelen Haworth is a Toronto native and Parsons graduate who presented a beautiful collection for Fall 2012. The designs had a strong Art Deco inspiration. The models wore laced vintage dresses and tops, cutout out sleeves, boxy trousers, gold accented blouses, skirts and printed pantsuits with bow ties. It was a minimalist aesthetic with a 20’s reference yet still keeping with its modernity. Here are a few photos from the presentation at Lincoln Center.
ALL PHOTOS: BY MARIA CARTAGENA FROM ONE STYLE AT A TIME
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is in full effect as we speak. With shows being presented at Lincoln Center and throughout the city at local museums, art galleries and more.
Thursday morning it was BCBG Max Azria’s show that One Style at a Time attended. It was as expected a very large crowd of fashionistas and the who’s who of Fashion magazines were at front row among many others.
The very first look that hit the runway was a personal favorite and set the tone for the looks to come. A cream leather canvas and trench coat. Geometric and architectural shapes and color blocked patterns seemed to be a theme throughout the collection with neutral tones, chiffon’s and rich textures. It was a sense of lightweight fabrics paired with fur trims, and wools. The color palette seen here included creame’s burgundy, navy, camel with touches of black, greens, and yellow. Chic city simplicity with touches of luxe and color makes this collection one that stands out for Fall-Winter 2012.
The scene was very Rock & Roll at the art gallery ‘The Hole’ in downtown NYC.
Lindsay Butler, designer for the brand VEDA presented models on a platform with a graffiti backdrop as they posed and danced to the live music of girl band, Bad Girlfriend. It was a flirtatious and powerful presentation as the models posed and held disposable cameras which were also provided for the guests to use for photos.
Expected were great leather jackets, pants, skirts and vests pieces. Also seen were tapestry type prints mixed with leather in ruby and sapphire. A great combination with glitter colored shoes by Nine West and great jewelry accents by Pamela Love. VEDA’s inspirations included but not limited to Persian rugs, David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and “I Dream of Jeanie”.
Welcome to the month of FEBRUARY! Not only is it the month of romance and love but in the Fashion industry it’s one of the busiest times of the year. Keeping in mind that it’s peak awards season and the upcoming Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week. Those two events alone have stylists, editors, designers and public relations companies scrambling their calendars and to do’s for this entire month.
This month the energy is high and kicks off this Sunday with quite a few events to discuss. As widely advertised, the very popular designer Jason Wu is launching his Target line this Sunday. This collaboration has been anticipated for quite some time now. So while the ladies shop at Target for their favorite Jason Wu pieces, the evening is set for the Nation’s biggest party, the Superbowl! This year the battle is between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. Not to be missed is the halftime show performed by none other than the Queen of Pop, Madonna! As an alternative to football, simultaneously you can tune into ’60 Minutes’, “Three Remarkable Women”. The interview includes Dolly Parton, Meryl Streep and Vogue’s very own Anna Wintour. Fast forward to February 26th and set your calendar for The Academy Awards. All eyes will be glued to the best and worst dressed at the number one Red Carpet event in Hollywood.
So get ready for all the One Style at a Time updates to come. We will be making the rounds at New York Fashion Week and bringing you all the red carpet, runway and style news.
Is there anything this month you are looking forward to?
JASON WU FOR TARGET FEBRUARY 5th
SUPERBOWL, MADONNA’S HALF TIME SHOW, ANNA WINTOUR ON 60 MINUTES, FEBRUARY 5TH