New York Fashion Week Trend Report: Part 1

It’s been a busy start to Fashion Week, with some strong trends emerging before the week is even over.  Here is a midweek recap of what we love so far.


Christian Siriano kicked off fashion week with an amazing collection that featured the designer’s trademark over-the-top style.  It was mostly dark and mysterious with a pop of deep forest green and dusty rose.  As always, there were plenty of ruffles and red-carpet worthy gowns.  One of our favorite looks was this ultra dramatic full skirt dress embellished with feathers.  Love!!!


Rent the Runway Fashion Week Christian Siriano


Friday we found ourselves back in the groove with Rebecca Taylor’s 70’s influenced collection.  Continuing this Spring’s 70’s and Yves Saint Laurent inspired trends, the Fall 2011 collections have featured bell bottoms, poet blouses and flower child dresses.  We love the colors and flowing fabrics for their super feminine and chic charm.


Rent the Runway Fashion Week Rebecca Taylor


Prabal Gurung’s Saturday show was filled with lace, leather and a pre-Valentine’s Day splash of pinks and reds.  He really demonstrated his ability to mix textures and materials.  We love the sweet sensibility of this collection mixed with the edgy details.  We also enjoyed seeing Anna Wintour and Carolina Herrera front row…


Rent the Runway Fashion Week Prabal Gurung


Monday morning kicked off with Carlos Miele’s show and we were transported to his homeland of Brazil.  The bright colors and floral prints practically made us forget the cold NYC winter.  His collection featured another big trend for Fall: Colorblocking.  Mixing bold and unusual color combinations has been one of our favorite themes this week.  We loved this stunning gown that mixed blue and green.


Rent the Runway Carlos Miele Fashion Week


More to come later this week!  -The RTR Fashion Team