A three-day rainstorm couldn’t dampen spirits and keep style seekers away from the presentations of the Spring/Summer 2012 collections at New York Fashion Week. Thousands of fashion-forward fans bustled around the tents at Lincoln Center and along Columbus Avenue to see their favorite designer or style icon.
Innovative and exciting fashions for next season covered the runways.
- Body-conscious dressing—Designers such as Donna Karan and Herve Leger featured slinky dresses that molded to models’ bodies. Stretchy fabrics made with spandex (plastic) fibers were an integral part of these designers’ runway collections.
- Obscure fabrics—Alexander Wang’s mesh clothing, Rodarte’s “metallic” look and Olivier Theyskens’ reflective, almost wet-looking designs are the result of innovations in plastic fabrics that create fabulous possibilities for designers.
- Sheer layers—White dresses, tanks and skirts were on virtually every designer’s runways. The sheer, delicate, feather-light polyester and rayon (plastics!) fabrics gave models—such as those for Narciso Rodriguez and Oscar de la Renta—an angelic air as they glided up and down the runway.
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