NYFW AW'12 Report: Day Six

February 15
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Day six with Myfashdiary’s NYFW contributor, Melissa Liebling-Goldberg, Editorial Director,

Before 10:30 am today, I experienced the full spectrum of what one can expect at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, zipping from the J. Crew presentation to the Badgley Mischka show. The J. Crew presentation, predictably mobbed, was the ultimate in casual chic – bright colours in simple shapes mixed with fun patterns and unexpected accessories. Did I mention the capsule collection that Manolo Blahnik (yes, that’s Manolo) is doing with J. Crew for the fall season? Get on the waiting list now. Having seen them up close this morning, they are to die for. And the duffel coats and chunky knits are going to be what I live in on the weekends.

From the perfect weekend brunch look to the ultimate night out…With a black and white background of Central Park in the background, Badgley Mischka sent out a collection filled with gothically gorgeous gowns. All black swishes of second skin fabric with liberal doses of crystals and sparkle, these were soignee gowns for big-time soirees. And what does it say about a season when a line known for their gossamer colour palette deal in inky shades of navy, pewter and black almost exclusively? (In contrast, Pamella Roland sent out a colorful collection of gowns later on in the day, with a particular emerald column lingering in my mind).

And it may have happened after 10:30 am, but the Rodarte collection is worth a mention. The architectural shearlings and the beautiful prints were standouts of the week. Two more days to go…