NYFW Fall 2012 Update: Menswear & Womenswear

Hello from NYC!  Hope everyone is having a great Valentine's Day so far.  Although I'm currently across the country from the boyfriend, it was nice to have him here for the weekend.  We celebrated early by attending shows during the day and finished the night off with a dinner at Jean Georges.  I must say, Chef Georges sure knows how to make a mean lobster tartine. Highly recommend this place for a special day like today.

It's hard to believe that my adventures here in NYC are coming to an end.  Time flies when you're running around like a crazy person from show to show to party to party to... well, you get the idea.  Simply put- New York Fashion Week has been nothing but amazing thus far.  When it comes to the runways, I'm particularity loving all the diverse silhouettes, textures and deep, rich colors this fall.  I've really been making it a point to check out more menswear shows this season and have found them to be equally, if not more inspiring than some of the womenswear ones!  Rag and Bone and Timo Weiland are two that come to mind when I look back on the week's menswear presentations (so far):

A heavy concentration on monochromatics and outerwear at Rag & Bone

Classic casual with subtle tweaks (i.e.: contrasting collars and sleeves) at Timo Weiland

As for womenswear, Helmut Lang and Theyskens' Theory have hands down been my two favorites based on sheer wearability and their inherent, understated-cool aesthetic: 
Thigh-high suede boots, layers and perfect tailoring at Helmut Lang

Slouchy shorts, mid-calf boots and sultry sheer skirts at Theyskens' Theory

Other notable collections include 3.1 Phillip Lim's sleek and deconstructed modern-day superhero presentation, Mara Hoffman's beautiful prints and unexpected cutouts, Wang's bold use of experimental fabric manipulation, Theophilus London's epic performance at Rebecca Minkoff and off-the-wall textural, reflective pieces at Tibi. 

Attending Sophie Theallet and Rad Hourani pretty soon so gotta run!  More to come...