New York Fashion Week 2012 hit day two on a strong note with designers like Jason Wu, Rebecca Taylor, Bumsuk Choi for General Idea and Rebecca Minkoff showing their Fall 2012 collections.
Jason Wu put on a spectacular show Friday morning with a collection seeped in themes from iconic Chinese imagery -- from the Qing Dynasty to the instantly recognizable military Mao jacket to 1940s Hollywood take on China. The designer, fresh off the sale of his hugely popular Target capsule collection, debuted his Fall 2012 collection in front of dazzled New York Fashion Week attendees. Wu's collection was connected with the thread of crimson, which made vibrant appearances on tuxedo jackets, embroidered tops and floral patterns. Models flaunted their legs in high slits and their collars in intricately ornate tops. Supermodel Candice Swanepoel strutted her stuff for Jason Wu, wowing the crowd in a black belted gown.
Menswear made a macho stride in General Idea's Fall 2012 show. Designer Bumsuk Choi was inspired by winter athletic wear turned into street wear suave. Designer Bumsuk Choi took inspiration from hockey players participating in the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. On the runway, male models sported thin, slouchy pants, outerwear accented with fur, suede and shearling, colorful knit hats, cozy sweatshirts, a varsity jacket with toggle buttons and trousers with extra large pockets. Models completed the look with all-purpose, heavy-duty boots.
Designer Rebecca Taylor showed a darkly moody collection that hinted at rocker rebellion and bohemian whim. This season's darkly poetic, Taylortold Newsday. It's romantic. It's about a girl with a broken heart. The hues are a little bit evil. We have rich emeralds, sapphire blues, bordeauxs... Adding, It's really about me. I'm definitely not an uptown girl. It's all clothes that I would really wear. Babes strutted down the runway to gritty tunes like Europe's Rock the Night. Rebecca Taylor presented a collection full of draped skirts, loose trousers, baggy striped sweaters, leggings accented with lace, jackets splattered with leopard print and gold glitter, peplum tops and vintage floral prints.
Rebecca Minkoff focused on the fearless female. She captured the essence of a fearless woman determined to celebrate independence in the moment. Bold jewel tones shined against primary colors on biker jackets, motocross pants, drop-shoulder blazers and blanket coats.
Major Trends: Day two of New York Fashion Week showed off major trends like jewel tones, chunky knitwear, baggy silhouettes and splatterings of metallic, fur and animal print accents.
Check out photos from the best looks of New York Fashion Week 2012 day two at Lincoln Center.