Here comes the colour

So patiently in the wings the rainbows of colour have been waiting, but my how they have stormed the stage. Betsy Johnson, DKNY, and Marc Jacobs have led the charge against the pale and interesting. Betsey Johnson and Donna Karen both went with the New York theme, which followed through in the the backdrops and stage. Betsey, a riot of clashing and vivid prints dominated and with DKNY a more controlled and tailored approach. Marc Jacobs on the other hand went somewhere in between. Back to the 70's, the flamboyant hair and and make up complimented the very boho chic collections.

DKNY  Show pictures -  source: style.com via larapixie photographer : Monica Feudi / GoRunway.com

Marc certainly has his fans, this from lovegettingdressed.com: If you ever get tired of fashion you can rely on Marc Jacobs to bring back all that fire and passion. The 70s reigned with large brimmed straw hats, Missoni style knits, kaftan sleeves, Jacquards, Pucci style prints, and colour oh so many beautiful shades. After the dirge of white we have seen on the catwalks so far in NY, I adore Marc Jacobs for bringing back colour and fun.

Watch the show here: marc jacobs SS11 show (courtesy of NylonTv)

Charlotte Ronson also has produced colourful array of pieces - this time she is layering the pretty feminine dress with the heavier overlay and boots - a forward thinking teenage dirtbag.  Fashionista says: "Holy ’90s flashback. Charlotte Ronson‘s Spring/Summer 2011 collection was very literally inspired by the mid ’90s.....Lindsey Wixson opened the show and set the tone in a sheer orange spaghetti strap dress, slouchy knit beanie hat, thin braids towards the front of her straight, parted-down-the-middle hair, and a nose ring. Hoodies were draped in an “I don’t give a fuck” kind of way over models heads. There were long floral print dresses over short-sleeved white tees, cinched at the waist with, duh, a tied flannel shirt.'

source: papierdoll.net photographer: Kevin Kane

opening image source: dazed digital photographer: Morgan O'Donovan