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Brief Published: 15 Feb 2012

NYFW A/W 12-13: Industry Trend Confirmations


A host of New York collections have offered confirmations of Stylus’ Autumn/Winter 2012-13 fashion industry trends, strongly expressing styling, colour and fabrication reports across A/W 12-13 projections.

After his eccentric mainline collection, Marc Jacobs sent a far more regimented collection down the runway at Marc by Marc Jacobs. Reflecting Stylus' Protest industry trend in terms of aesthetic, styling and palette, the collection offered military silhouettes making for a strong, modern direction with a colour story of crimson, black and white hues. Officer-inspired hats and utilitarian all-in-ones added to the Cold War androgyny that maintained a simmering sexy edge.

Exploring a more feminine approach, both New York Tory Burch and Oscar de la Renta presented lines that spoke to Stylus' Fairytale aesthetic, capturing a sense of princess-like glamour perfect for their Park Avenue clientele. Both designers used jewel-like flower embellishment and jacquard prints to add a chintzy feel as explored in Fairytale's Otherworldly styling report. Alice bands and faux bobs added to the slightly off-kilter uptown vibe at Oscar de la Renta, while injections of lurex, bows, rich teal and forest green at Tory Burch offered further confirmations of both Fairytale's styling reports and projected colour palettes.

The Mulleavey sisters – the designers behind Rodarte – were inspired by the Australian Outback for their A/W 12-13 collection. Offering a strong confirmation of Stylus' Sidestep industry trend, a palette of ginger, terracotta and antique cream made for a homespun look that lent itself well to the prohibition-era feeling boat-neck dresses and rustic outerwear. In terms of fabrication, the integration of well-washed tartan, heavy lace and textured knits offered a strong confirmation of the Sidestep aesthetic.

New York Fashion Week runs until February 16 2012.

New York Fashion Week