New York Fashion Week drew to a close in a flurry of fringe and flapper dresses. Read what the critics had to say about Marc Jacobs's Fosse-inspired fare, Phillip Lim's refreshing departure from prints, and L'Wren Scott's easy glamour.
• “There was an unaffected simplicity and innocence to the collection, an un-ironic view of Nineties minimalism, but with more heart.” [Vogue UK]
• “[Sherbet tones were] served with a fresh dose of minimalism, sans saccharine undertones and frilly embellishments Sportif silhouettes also made a strong showing, playing harmoniously alongside his airy elements.” [Fashion Week Daily]
• “[A] refreshing palette cleanser The message at large seemed to be sporty minimalism, but at times Lim overcomplicated matters with cumbersome cuts and excess strips that trailed off the models like party streamers.” [WWD]
• “Lightness balanced with structure at 3.1 Phillip Lim’s beautiful Spring show clean, modern, ladylike but not too precious It looked fresh to the eyes.” [WSJ]
• “His Spring 2012 collection was all about spectacle and spangle As usual, Jacobs' spectacle was tremendous fun, full of the kind of energy and sparkle that (dare we say it?) a couturier must master.” [Fashion Week Daily]
• “This definitely wasn't one of those Marc collections that sends his fans into a tizzy about all there is to wear in their real lives, nor was it as thought-provoking as his bravura performances have been in the past Despite all their shiny surfaces, the clothes here fell a little bit flat.” [Style.com]
• “There was a certain cocktail hour femininity to the (literally), flashy pieces, but Jacobs is far too shrewd to ever let them become simply pretty or girly underlying all this was a sinister, angst-ridden fraudulence.” [Vogue UK]
• “There was a bit of everything in the collection, but somehow it was all pretty controlled and even rather somber. I couldn’t make out if the reference was the 1920s, or the ’30s, or the ’70s. And I suppose that was Mr. Jacobs’ intention.” [On the Runway/NYT]
• “[The show] will ignite a half a dozen new movements in the world of clothing and style the most influential show this season the best presentation in New York in many seasons.” [Fashion Wire Daily]
• “[S]ome of the most exciting fashion in the world The clothes were stellar, from the obviously chic to some joyfully risky business It all made for fabulous, if imperfect, viewing.” [WWD]
• “The golden era meant a cranked-up glamour but also a luxurious sense of ease [U]ltimately, the result felt a bit more all over the map from look to look than the designer's usual finely tuned composition.” [Style.com]
• “[T]hese clothes were all her
Scott mixed [textured fabrics] with great ease
not necessarily a cohesive collection, but rather a wonderfully random selection of influential decades, colors, silhouettes and fabrics.” [WWD]
See the Full Spring 2012 L'Wren Scott Collection.