NEW YORK Sept 27, 2012 /FW/-Equestrian meets the all American girl all grown up. The spin- the woman never let go of that youthful edge. The design duo of Brian Wolk and Claude Morais threw the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week a wild card. We were happy to see the team stay consistent to great tailoring techniques and play on American iconic inspirations. It was the vivid use of color that set this collection apart from spring’s past.

Black and white served as a framework for the use of neon’s and color blocking. The palate this season consisted of the brightest shades of yellow, cobalt blue, chartreuse green, pink and true red. Accessories and details were minimal but occasionally featured thin belts, ties or exposed zipper

Feminine finds a new kind of confidence in strong silhouettes. Shoulders were bold and hemlines were sophisticated and knee length.Pants were cut with a bit of ease and legs were cropped. The team has been known for the occasional punk princess approach.This season it was seen in cropped tanks. Skirts, gowns and even swimwear, featured a diagonal approach to color blocking. Solid neon tailored dresses and jackets had sleeves of horizontal bold black and white stripes.The response, we loved it! It was as if we were watching Carrie Bradshaw off to meet the ladies that lunch!


photos courtesy of Ruffian


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