NYFW AW'12 Report: Day Four

February 13
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Day 4 with Myfashdiary’s NYFW contributor, Melissa Liebling-Goldberg, Editorial Director,

It’s not often that I walk away from a day at the Tents and think, “I have got to buy more belts.” But today, it was all I could think about. From wide corsets at DKNY to sleek buckleless cinchers at DVF to double-wraps at Victoria Beckham, belts are popping up on top of dresses and coats for a slim, fitted silhouette for Fall 2012. Celebrating a women’s shape? Yes, please!

Even the black piping that’s turning up as a graphic accent on coats and sheaths help to outline the figure, and pantsuits are cut with slim waists through double-breasted jackets. And it’s a thrill to see feminine clothes presented without a trace of sugary sweetness or wilting wallflower. In bold reds, sexy maroons and creamy winter whites, these are clothes for the adult women who can afford them — and the occasions they need them for, including work. That’s a novel thought, right?

I myself would like one of everything from the DKNY show today. The belted puffer jacket, the leather sleeved coats, the off-the-shoulder black dress, the snow leopard sweater, I could go on and on. With a yellow tax in the background, it was truly clothing that appealed to a New York woman, and that definitely included me (and my row of oohing and aahing editors).

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