Sep 9, 2012

Fall 2012 Fashion Trends-Vivienne Tam

Fall is here friends! With the new season upon us, it's time to switch up your summer wardrobe and get acquainted  with what's in this season.

I got the scoop on the hottest Fall 2012 shows from my sartorially gifted friend Nakima Benjamin. Benjamin is a New York based fashion stylist and creative consultant. She has a knack for describing the look and feel of the slinky clothes that saunter down the runway. Ms. Benjamin was on hand at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week  last season and lent me her expert eye while attending several fab. shows. Check out Nakima's reviews of Rachel Roy's Fall 2012 collection! 

This season Vivienne Tam's collection combined many noteworthy elements.  First, she used intensely rich colors such as burnt oranges and wine; the ombre coat shown in Look 1 is a perfect example.  Then, she often used layering to add visual interest and depth.  I really liked the skirt over pants looks even though it's a styling technique that isn't universally flattering.  I also loved her pairing of texture with texture and pattern with pattern.  Lastly, I appreciated that the hair was styled down and slicked back with intentionally (albeit slightly) frizzy ends.  All these elements came together to create a not-too-perfect-she's-come-undone look that made Tam's collection captivating. 

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