The Fashion Week Diaries: Favorite Three Weekend Shows

With roughly 28 shows crammed into two days, the busiest time during New York Fall 2011 Fashion Week could quite possibly be the weekend. Yep, there was a lot of style fabulousness going on. Check out our fave lineups below and let us know if you agree.

JILL STUART: A lot, but not all, of the Fall 2011 fashion shows over the weekend featured dark threads. There was a color explosion at Jill Stuart’s collection presentation, which was full of animal print dresses, faux fur, and color-blocked frocks.

A model walks the runway at the Jill Stuart Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Stage at Lincoln Center on Feb. 12 in New York City.
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PRABAL GURUNG: Red carpet-fave Prabal Gurung brought the whimsy to Fashion Week with his Fall 2011 collection, which was jammed with below-the-knee, belted cocktail dresses in regal hues like black, red and gray. To give the Great Expectations-inspired shifts edge, Gurung teamed them with funky-patterned tights and slick leather gloves with wrist ties.

A model walks the runway at the Prabal Gurung Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Studio at Lincoln Center on Feb. 12 in New York City.
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DEREK LAM: It was fun to see Derek Lam’s collection on the runway, but more than anything we wanted to touch each and every piece. Plush furs, soft shearlings, and trendy wools dominated the designer’s Fall 2011 line of coats, vests, and blazers. Comfy cozy.

A model walks the runway at the Derek Lam fashion show during New York Fashion Week on Feb. 13 in New York City.
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JWOWW Closes The Richie Rich Show
Steven Alan, BCBG, and Nicholas K
Christian Siriano’s Shoe Designs Cause A Scene
Jason Wu, Rebecca Taylor, and Rebecca Minkoff
Bold Braids
Experimental Strands At Thakoon, Bensoni, And Lela Rose
Celebs Flock To The Tents
DVF, Victoria Beckham, and Alexander Wang