Spring/Summer 2012

Good Reads
Spring/Summer 2012
Rodarte Spring 2012 RTW 1
Thakon Spring 2012 RTW 1

Thakoon Panichgul went for a very tongue-in-cheek mash-up for spring. After serving up Versailles by way of a Kenyan tribal plaid for Fall ’11, Thakoon delivered a skewed version of ‘Cowboys and Indians’.

Alexander Wang Spring 2012 RTW Beauty 12

Driven by lights in the big city, and a “fast woman”, hair was wet and stringy with the ultimate in sophistication. Prepping hair with Redken’s Full Frame 07 All-Over Volumizing Mousse, Guido Palau coated locks from roots to ends before creating a messy center part and rough-drying.

Alexander Wang Spring Summer 2012 Look 40

Sportswear is already proving to be a predominant trend in New York this season, so should it be any wonder that it be Alexander Wang to shell out the definitive collection in the matter? This season, he took athleticism and took it from an abstraction and created a clear vision.

Altuzarra Spring Summer 2012 Look 39

Joseph Altuzarra’s show moved fast. Kinetics is what seemed to be most at play. Working with a tropic Hawaiian print on white and black leather, it was a techno-fabric urban jungle explosion, but a calculated one.

Rag & Bone Spring 2012 RTW 1

New York Fashion Week’s favorite British exports – Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of Rag & Bone – are riding high on the sportswear trend that’s ringing true with the New York set.

Jason Wu Spring 2012 RTW 1

Jason Wu is a cool kid trapped in a would-be couturier’s body – at least that’s what his latest collection seemed to signal. He’s also a ravenous aesthete. He is an artist who is inspired by other artists and is not afraid to acknowledge it.

Proenza Schouler Spring 2012 RTW 1

Googie architecture. Ever heard of it? Probably not. But you’ve definitely seen it. The roadside architecture that defined the diners, hotels and motels of 1950s Americana was the jumping off point for the hotter than ever Proenza Schouler boys.