Bow ties, Metallics and Lace: Kaelen Farcombe-NYFW F/W 2012
By Holly Vestad
New York Fashion Week, as always, was an absolute treat. Beautiful collections from global designers itching to get their debut on the runway. Each designers attempts to out-do the other in design, style, and showmanship. As they send their models on the runway, they hope against all hopes that they win the hearts of many. Frankly, we were on our toes as we watched the live streaming and photographs from each show.
Who can forget Marc Jacob’s live streaming of his F/W 2012 Show?? I think you could hear a pin drop in the fashion community. Want a sneak peak yourself? Check out photos from the F/W 2012 Marc Jacob collection here.
While each of our favourite designer’s had us drooling all over our keyboards here in Vancouver, I had the impossible task of picking three of my favourites. Somehow I managed to choose a few diverse, fresh collections from the 92 debuted in New York Fashion Week (Feb. 9th – Feb. 16th).
Follow me in the next two posts as I reveal my three picks!
Looks from Kaelen Farcombe’s 2012 Collection
Recently arriving on the fashion radar scene for only a year, she has certainly caught my attention. Dubbed one of the top ten designers to watch by Women’s Wear Daily, this Toronto designer definitely made her mark this month at the Lincoln Center. Her F/W 2012 collection focuses on a variety of fabrics, “texture. Oh my God, I wanted to touch everything!” said Nicolette Mason.
A few looks from Kaelen Farcombe’s 2012 Collection.
Whether it’s black lace, soft silks, brass metallic, stunning leather or fabulous wool, Kaelen explores with different textiles resulting in stunning, powerful aesthetics. Her pieces were flirtatious, with peek-a-boo cloth and cute bowties, but there was still an essence of power and eye catching individuality. The collection is moody, crisp, and something that can be brought from run-way to the sidewalk.
The designer’s take? “It’s so simple, graphic, androgynous. The leather isn’t so much a wild card as a punch line. It’s the element that brings everything together,” says Kaelen. Right you are Kaelen.
View her entire collection here.