Twitter Report: Day 5 at New York Fashion Week

What we saw and heard from the shows in New York


Photo by Anthea Simms


Photo by Anthea Simms


Photo by Anthea Simms

Fiona Green, Fashion Editor, and Caitlin Kenny, Assistant Editor, are on the scene and at the shows in New York. Here are their top tweets from day five:

The fun begins backstage at Carolina Herrera, where Orlando Pita is building mega volume #nyfw

Spotted the always chic Dita Von Teese attending The Row #NYFW

  For FW12 The Row is all elongated silhouettes, precise tailoring, and warm neutrals #NYFW

4.  At Preen, Gucci Westman sets out to create an outdoorsy, sporty look on Alana Zimmer, one of #nyfw’s loveliest Canucks

5.  Hair is windswept and knotted back at Preen. Barely any pins needed thanks to tons of product (powder and mousse)

6.  Uh oh, a gaggle of models just ran into the venue at Preen…safe to say it won’t be starting any time soon! #NYFW

7.  Colour-blocking offset by detailed butterfly+garden prints at Preen #NYFW

8.  Prettiest lace seen all week, at Preen FW12 #NYFW

9.  Gothy leather at Theyskens’ Theory, including longsleeve jumpsuit #NYFW

10.  Major shoulder emphasis on variety of jkts at Theyskens’ Theory. Faded denims, slate grey knits, and occasional hit of sparkle #NYFW

11.  The inspiration for makeup at 3.1 Phillip Lim is a tearful Roy Lichtenstein character #nyfw

12.  Such a treat to get a close-up look @CHANEL SS12 haute couture collection…deep sea blue palette, exquisite beading #NYFW

13.  Here’s a neat nail idea: Instead of a horizontal contrasting stripe across the tip, go vertical along the side

14.  Must have pointy-toe gold “Peggy” boots from 3.1 Phillip Lim!! #NYFW

15.  Phillip Lim was wonderful, but could’ve done without the choke-y fog machine. Took away from crisp aesthetic of collection #NYFW

16.  Now over to the NY Public Library for Thom Browne! Criss-crossing the city all day long #NYFW

17.  Aw, Mr. Browne’s Mother is here to see the @ThomBrowneNY FW12 presentation! #NYFW

18.  Candle-lit show space for @ThomBrowneNY, 10 open coffins span length of room, each one with a model lying inside #NYFW

19.  Marc Jacobs show about to promptly start. Fashion pack racing to their seats. #nyfw

20.  Marc Jacobs show an explosion of colour, texture & embellishment. Hugely oversized fur hats, tinsel like decorated skirts, large knit wraps.

21.  Full of whimsical over the top style, this Marc Jacobs show is like a fashion fairy tale! Loving every look. #nyfw

With 1920s Italian socialite Marchesa Casati as reference, François Nars created dark eyes w/ a “cloud” of black shadow

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