Sunday, May 13, 2012

Let There Be.. Colors.

I remember a few months ago writing posts on how I absolutely needed to bring more color into my wardrobe, since I was constantly rocking neutrals. Clearly the designers saw my plight and gave an absolute ton of inspiration to pull from.

Designers this season were all about the colors - bright yellows, royal purples, gorgeous ocean tone blues - and they incorporated many of these colors in together for a rainbow of colors being seen on the runways so far in 2012. 

Hello, lovers. 
Florals SS 2012

If 2012 is going to be the end of the world, at least it'll be a colorful one!

Preen (FW 2012; Spring 2012 RTW).
I've been obsessed with Preen for forever (or since 2008) - Justin Thorton and Thea Bregazzi are absolutely brilliant, and keep getting better with time.
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J. Mendel (S/S 2012; F/W 2012 RTW).
Consistently one of my favorite collections year by year, with this one being no exception.  

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Oscar de la Renta (S/S 2012; last gown F/W 2012 couture).
Volume and color? I've died and gone to heaven. de la Renta does it again. 

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Thakoon (Fall 2012).
Thakoon really got into the colors - even with colored hair! (And a nail polish collaboration with NARS - major win). 

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 Peter Som (S/S 2012).
Peter Som was another one of my favorite collections this past year - everything about the colors, structures, the makeup and hair.. I loved every second of it.

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Rodarte (S/S 2012).
Anything Van Gogh inspired will automatically have a place in my heart. These are very literal, but so absolutely gorgeous and constructed beautifully. 

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Proenza Schouler (F/W 2012). 
This fabulous duo has done it again - so much talent, and the collections are so diverse - always.

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Vera Wang (Bridal 2013).
I know this is bridal, but it's colorful and fits this post. Plus, it's Vera.

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Jason Wu (S/S 2012).
Wu is amazing. And this picture was one of my favorites from all of fashion week. 

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Alexander McQueen (S/S 2012).
Sarah Burton is a goddess. She's taken the talented designer's line and  has continued his legacy in such a beautiful way, with exceptional craftsmanship. 

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Prabal Gurung (S/S 2012).
Gurung has become one of my new favorite designers - the talent that he has is unbelievable. That is really all I need to say.

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Chanel (S/S 2012).
Because no post on fashion would be complete without a little Lagerfeld. 
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Which are your favorites? And who are some of your all-time favorite designers? 

Miss/love you all - will catch up on your posts this week when I have some downtime! (Was planning on it this weekend, but it ended up being an insane one). 

Currently listening to: The Bloody Beetroots ft. Les petits pilous - Jolie Fille