Charlotte Ronson Fall 2012: Electric Knits and a Focus on the Collar
The Scene: Charlotte's a real girl's girl, and her front row was packed with the likes of Nicky Hilton, Louise Roe, and Byrdie Bell (plus, oddly enough, Russell Simmons).
The Soundtrack: The designer's DJ sister Samantha famously provides the music for Charlotte's shows, and this season's mix didn't disappoint. Highlights included M.I.A.'s "20 Dollar," Sleigh Bells' "A/B Machines," Florence + the Machine's "No Light, No Light" and The Knocks feat. Mandy Lee's cover of M83's "Midnight City."
The Look: Charlotte's more devoted to the '90s grunge era than almost any other designer we know, but this season, it was all about a more polished and ladylike look. Inspired by aviator style, she sent out leather dickies, hooded sweaters and streamlined bomber jackets in military shades of olive, brown and tan. There were surprisingly few prints included, but with striped jacquard outerwear and leather-paneled pants on display, you didn't even miss them. Colorblocked knee-high suede boots and thin bow-tied belts tied everything together.
Pieces We Want: Charlotte's sweaters are always strong, and this season's bright yellow Fair Isle pullovers and tone-on-tone cable knits need to get in our closet ASAP.
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