See what Fall 2012 has in store for you, from Honor's playful printed frocks, and Whit's subtle outer-space themed show, to Kimberly Ovitz's badass warrior-inspired collection. Head over to our New York Fashion Week page for these and even more reviews and photos from Fall/Winter 2012-13. Enjoy!
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Kimberly Ovitz Fall 2012: Inspired by Warriors
Backstage before the show, designer Kimberly Ovitz warned us this collection would be "a lot darker" than past seasons, and indeed it was: The collection was almost entirely all-black, with a few grey, olive and brown looks thrown in for good measure. Ovitz told us she was inspired by the figure of "the warrior," and that the collection was all about embodying the warrior's attributes: "Perseverance, vitality, vigor," she said. It's hard to say whether or not the clothing conveyed such intangible attributes, but we will say that the belts and necklaces made out of what looked like human hair did seem to send the message: "Don't fuck with me or I'll scalp you."
Kimberly Ovitz Spring 2012: Inspired by a Japanese Architect, Not Lindsay Lohan
Kimberly Ovitz may be best known outside the fashion world as the woman who designed Lindsay Lohan’s skintight court dress--but within the industry, Ovitz is making a name for herself in beautiful, intellectually-designed clothing. If her Fall 2011 collection was inspired by Brazil, then this season’s show--full of billowy shapes and ethereal, floaty dresses--was all about Japan. “I was inspired by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, whom I discovered after the Japan disaster happened,” she told us backstage after the show. “I was interested in this idea of disaster vs. relief; nature vs. man.” This dynamic interplay is perfectly conceptualized in the work of Shigeru Ban, who was hired by the Japanese government to create temporary housing. Ovitz was particularly inspired by Ban’s Curtain House--a work, which, if you haven’t guessed, features white flowing curtains in place of walls, and which certainly seemed to have informed the collection’s flowy, white dresses and pants.