#NYFW Spring 2012 Designer Inspirations: Part 3

Christian Siriano
Cut25
Douglas Hannant
Fotini
Herve Leger by Max Azria
Libertine
Mackage
Milly by Michelle Smith
Son Jung Wan
Steve J. & Yoni P.
St. John
DKNY
Tibi
Christian Siriano Cut25 Douglas Hannant Fotini Herve Leger by Max Azria Libertine Mackage Milly by Michelle Smith Son Jung Wan Steve J. & Yoni P. St. John DKNY Tibi
By Editors September 07, 2011
"Spring 2012 is all about a cool, hip, attitude when getting dressed. Casual luxury while traveling and exploring exotic beaches around the world." – Christian Siriano
“This season, Cut25 experiments with voluminous forms, athletic silhouettes, techno-washed fabrics, and multi-dimensional layering.” – Yigal Azrouël
"Shanghai high society of the 1930's... a bubble of upper class escapism." – Douglas Hannant
"She's always a lady, but she never gives a damn." – Fotini
“Primitive dynamics.” – Max Azria
"The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw." - Johnson Hartig
"The city skyline at dusk." – Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan
“My Spring 2012 collection is modern and geometric in cut and print, softened by earthy materials like wood and tortoise resin. Colors are vibrant and exciting- vermillion, tangerine, jade and azure are grounded by chocolate brown and indigo.” – Michelle Smith
“I have a love for the Isle of Capri. From the Piazzetta to Faraglioni Rocks, every inch of Capri is steeped with beautiful views and awe-inspiring colors of nature. Of course, no visit to Capri is complete without a trip and swim in the Blue Grotto. That rich beautiful blue hue gave me inspiration for Spring 2012.” – Son Jung Wan
A fresh take on all things rosy; an updated version of the romance and carefree feelings that summertime brings. Ocean-inspired prints on silk.
"This season I was inspired by Carly Simon - she epitomizes the free spirit that is American glamour. Cool classic, effortless chic." – Creative Director George Sharp
"Modern Americana." – Donna Karan
Tibi Spring 2012 is about modernizing and refreshing the Nineties’ silhouette (think Gwyneth Paltrow) – streamlined cuts carry a sportswear element of drawstring details, motor jackets, track suits and asymmetrical hems. A rich palette of sorbet colors – raspberry, lime, melon – color block in solids, or mix with bold geometric prints in black and navy; natural fiber fabrics contrast with modern techno textiles.
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