NYFW Report AW'12: Day Two

February 11
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I’ve always loved the idea of New Yorkers as a black-clad tribe, traipsing through tough urban landscapes of concrete and glass. But the past few seasons of ladylike bow blouses, sweet pastels and downright cheerful primary color shift dresses have rendered that old notion practically obsolete…until now. The layers of grey stripes held together with wide belts over skinny pants at Rag and Bone sang to me, along with the darkly architectural shapes of Jason Wu‘s surprisingly severe red and black sheaths. Even Rebecca Taylor laid aside her softer tendencies for a show filled with textural combinations of layered black and navy with a few killer maxidresses for daytime in dark prints.

Fur continued to reign on the runways from furry booties at Yigal Azrouel and Rebecca Taylor to multi-coloured chubbies at Peter Som to trim on coats on pretty much every runway. Leather pants (and pantsuits) turned up in shades of red, green and black as an alternative to the printed pants that continued on from being one of Spring’s major trends.

As for me, I will go to bed dreaming of Doo.Ri‘s cinched waist, full-skirted dress with just a sliver of skin peeking out from a precise cut-out at the neck. I cannot think of a more sophisticated dress to take me to every occasion in my life – the ultimate in day-to-night dressing. Oh, and I’ll take one of her beautifully structured coats that hint at a cocoon to go over it. If only I had them to help me brave tomorrow’s predicted snowstorm.