Band of Outsiders
NYFW Spring/Summer 2012 is racing by-a blur of colors, patterns, prints, makeup, and front-row superstars. Trends are continuing to be identified, and statements are continuing to be made, from Oscar de la Renta's oversize skirts to Thakoon's "Bollywood Western" theme. A large theme throughout the shows is leather. From dashes of the fabric at Victoria Beckham-leather leggings-to full leather dresses at Monique Lhuillier and Thakoon. Black leather was a trend within the trend, but bolder, brighter looks popped up, too. At Ralph Lauren, a baby pink leather blazer added a sweet, tea-party vibe to the look, while Tommy Hilfiger went for a classic leather work look. Prabal Gurung was probably the boldest of all-his shocking purple collection welcomed in a full leather dress, in a watercolor fade style. All in all, leather contributed a grunge alternative to the gorgeous months of Spring and Summer.
What do you think of leather? What are your favorite S/S '12 collections?