This is one of the biggest fashion weeks in the world... one of the Big Four, in fact... ranking alongside those in London, Paris and Milan. You would, therefore, expect, more than a lavish degree of glamour, style, excitement and... above all.. a degree of design talent and a vibrancy and buzz befitting its status.
The New York Fashion Week never disappoints... and it didn't on Feb. 13. The fifth day of the event was all about the likes of Carolina Herrera, Emilio Cavallini, Betsey Johnson and... of course... Donna Karan New York (DKNY).
Marc Jacobs' collection, to begin at random, was all about colour! The mood of the evening, he seemed to be telling everyone was simple - Fun! The collection featured cosy, fluffy and English weather-appropriate outerwear pieces, multi-print dresses, pilgrim shoes and plenty of glitter and tinsel.
Moving on, Preen's Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi gave a lot of mustard, camel and monochrome shades as well as lots of mix and match style dresses. The countryside and nature were huge influences on the collection, which was made apparent by the prints and colours.
Betsey Johnson's catwalk outing was once again exaggerated and full of neon and psychedelic prints and Reem Acra went for a female empowerment vibe with lots of slinky, leather and embellished designs.
Herrera's collection was centered on what could well be the trend next season... cuts and styles that focus on the face.
Last... but not least... Donna Karan's runway show Monday was all woman... the opening look for her signature label was a gray-and-black pinstripe jacket with a crisp white taffeta bodysuit - Karan's signature piece - that was fashioned to look like a button-down shirt.
Glimpses from Day 5 of the New York Fashion Week 2012...