New York Fashion Week S/S 12 Womenswear Color Recap

September 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

After the S/S 11 white out, which featured numerous collections of achromatic summer dresses, pant suits, and evening gowns, New York designers have taken a cue from Jil Sander’s S/S 11 show and infused some blindingly bright hues into their collections for S/S 12. Yves Klein blue, bubblegum pink, and poppy gave vibrant pops of color to a number of runways, while seafoam blue and sand balanced some of the more vivid hues with a calm neutrality.

My favorite palettes for S/S 12 were the various iterations of yellow – mustard, canary, lemonade – each of which complimented the collections in a unique way. Mustard offered a visual weight, canary gave an optimism, and lemonade added a light airiness. Look below for some colors to look forward to next spring.

CANARY YELLOW

(clockwise from top left) Helmut Lang, Oscar de la Renta, Lacoste, Bill Blass, Cushnie et Ochs, Jill Stuart

YVES KLEIN BLUE

(clockwise from top left) Diane Von Furstenberg, Peter Som, Rachel Zoe, Karen Walker, Jason Wu, Ohne Titel

POPPY

Looks from Jill Stuart, Bill Blass, Peter Som, Yigal Azrouel, Oscar de la Renta, Patrik Ervell

MUSTARD

(clockwise from top left) Peter Som, Tommy Hilfiger, Karen Walker, BCBG Max Azria, Derek Lam, Rodarte

SEAFOAM BLUE

(Clockwise from top left) Rodarte, Zac Posen, Proenza Schouler, Narcisco Rodriguez, Tory Burch, Sophie Theallet

LEMONADE

(clockwise from top left)

SAND

(clockwise from top left) Band of Outsiders, Jill Stuart, Victoria Beckham, Reed Krakoff, Zac Posen, and Calvin Klein

BUBBLEGUM PINK

(Clockwise from top left) Angel Sanchez, Jason Wu, Peter Som, J.Crew, Betsy Johnson, Cushnie et Ochs

MIDNIGHT BLUE

(clockwise from top left) Proenza Schouler, Victoria Beckham, Lacoste, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Patrik Ervell

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