Ford’s Lina Sandberg, Karmen Pedaru, and Kate King featured for the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 runway show at 11 W 42 St in Manhattan Tuesday evening.
For Spring 2012 Max and Lubov Azria vamped up their iconic Herve Leger bandage dresses by adding metallic shine and intricately-woven macrames and jacquards.
Watching Sophia Kokosalaki’s Diesel Black Gold collection felt much like driving through New York City at night. The set evoked an industrial metropolis, with its raw cement runway and curtain of mirrors that flashed like darting headlights. Echoing the vibe,
Narciso Rodriguez’s signature tight silhouettes and curve-defining seaming gave way to looser fits for Spring, but that doesn’t mean his designs have lost any of their tasteful sex appeal.
The runways got wild this season, with designers using everything from jungle cats to German shepherds as inspiration for graphic, in-your-face prints. Cozy up with some of these creature comforts—in the form of intarsia sweaters, needlepoint slippers, and sweet stud earrings.
A top model’s daily Fashion Week schedule typically begins predawn, with back-to-back castings, fittings, and shows booked in 20-minute increments and lasting into the wee hours. It’s a mad dash between gigs, with little room for errors such as transportation snafus (a challenge this week, with heavy traffic due to stepped-up 9/11 security), but once at a show, the sitting around for hair and makeup makes a good read, be it on iPad or in paperback, de rigueur.
“I am a Gemini, definitely: two people in one. I believe through different experiences in life you plant a seed from within and watch it grow. I see the changes in me and I enjoy the tree as it comes.”—Bambi Northwood Blyth (Ford)
Ford’s Karmen Pedaru, Kate King, Maryna Linchuk, Erjona, Anais Mali, and Ford Men’s Christian Brylle