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New York Fashion Week Fall 2011 Recap: BCBG, Richard Chai Love, Vena Cava

It’s only the first day of New York Fashion Week and trends are already starting to emerge. Some of the major trends we’re seeing are layered looks, long skirts (including some worn over pants), off-the-shoulder tops, neutral hues, and wideleg pants.


One of the first shows of the day, BCBG designers Max and Lubov Azria can always be counted on to deliver a lively atmosphere in a room packed with celebrities. This season, they must have felt the effect of the frigid New York City weather, as many of the runway looks were long and layered, with turtlenecks in contrasting colors worn under a number of looks, including some of the floor sweeping dresses. Lightweight fabrics combined with demure slits and flouncy skirt and dress silhouettes made for a number of feminine, effortless looks.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Fall 2011 runwayBCBGMAXAZRIA Fall 2011 runway

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Vena Cava

At Vena Cava, the pieces stayed true to their vintage, boho-inspired aesthetic with a collection that was rife with breezy silhouettes, long skirts, and plenty of prints. The metal-worked jewelry by Dannijo and the dainty black berets worn by many of the models were perfect for adding structure to many of the looks, which were often free-flowing and casual.

Vena Cava Fall 2011 runwayVena Cava Fall 2011 runway

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Richard Chai Love

Richard Chai Love presented plenty of contemporary wardrobe staples in a dark palette of grey, blue, green, and black. While there were no real surprises when it came to the relaxed, slouchy aesthetic of Chai’s collection, there was an unexpected off-the-shoulder ruffled top and maxi dress worn by a platinum blonde model with a jolt of hot pink dye in her hair.

Richard Chai Love Runway Fall 2011Richard Chai Love Runway Fall 2011

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Photos: Vincenzo Grillo, IMAXtree