As Fashion Week quickly approaches (Feb.10th-17th) designers dish out Pre-Fall sketches, collections and plain inspiration boards. Today we present you with four different designers who are all equally pleasing and diverse in their right. Silhouettes, silhouettes, silhouettes! Designer Tracy Reese’s Fall 2011 collection displays a beautiful array of colors, 3-dimensional silhouettes and various textural pairings. Tracy Reese designs with the woman’s body in mind – focusing on ease and style. From sweaters to dresses, she’s always able to clothe women according to their active lifestyles. Focusing on color, this collection displays shades of antique copper, silver and pops of raspberry, mixed with neutral tones of brown, gray and black! I love Tracy Reese’s style, and designs like the scarf-cape in the below sketch, are a huge reason why!
“…Tactile pairings and more voluminous silhouettes enhance 3-dimensionality; a scarf-cape is paired with a pleated maxi skirt in rich curry, with a jade clutch for a color burst. Graphic and floral prints remain strong for the season, adding a spark of individuality to fall ensembles,” designer Tracy Reese.
“The inspiration came from a western, Victorian realm, the feel of wood-walled saloons. I wanted it to feel like pieces had been passed down through generations of a family, re-worked and made modern,” designer Kaelen Farncombe. Known for her asymmetric hems, clean lines and overall minimalist style, I can’t wait to see the actual collection as her previous ones were filled with the right amount of simplicity and silks!
Custo Barcelona takes it back to its roots, focusing on the look and feel of handmade garments. Conserving the povera (poor) aesthetic into all aspects of the collection. The garments display a playful mix of color, flaws and textures truly depicting a “handmade-look”. The collection covers military looks, lots of embroidery, 3-dimensional fabrics and as the sketch shows, bold feminine looks!
Lastly we have Rebecca Taylor, a designer known for flowery prints and bold colorful patterns. I love her past collections, they’re all so feminine and chic. “Fall 2011 is inspired by dreamy illusive paintings, blurred images and sparkling lights, conjuring images of dimly lit nights in the chic Parisian night clubs of the ’70’s Dresses in luscious prints revealed beneath rich, smokey colored shearlings, found beading and lace patched over delicate over delicate printed dresses, lace appliques on silk tees under shimmering lurex sweaters, cocooning from the cold and ready to set forth on adventures in the city” Rebecca Taylor
Can’t wait to see what all this inspiration looks like on the catwalks!!
- M.I.S.S. NYFW: Tracy Reese Spring 2010
- Fashion Week Preview: Inspiration From Milly and Tracy Reese Spring 2012
- M.I.S.S. NYFW: Tracy Reese Fall 2010
- Converse Announces Collaboration with Marimekko Spring 2011
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