BY MADISON MCNALLY
The queen of fun fashion, Betsey Johnson, introduced her Spring-Summer 2012 Collection during the best time of the year, Fashion Week. The collection was stellar; Betsey’s punk yet flirtatious, feminine personality was incorporated in every piece. She saluted the night with by performing her signature cartwheel down the runway. It was typical Betsey Johnson: full of surprises.
Delicate creams dominated the collection, surpassing the idea of simple with its lucent material and sexy cut. Betsey Johnson’s inspiration clearly came from ’40s burlesque, where the silhouettes compliment a woman’s shape, a concept seen throughout the era.
The model pictured is Betsey Johnson’s daughter, Lulu Johnson. She is, no doubt, the perfect image to what the designer was going for. The dress is flawless, and it flatters the model’s curvy body type. High-waisted pants and billowy dresses were prevalent in this collection, along with bold animal prints and blunt cuts.
Each model seemed to be having the time of her life as she strutted down the runway, and it was no surprise that one model almost tripped over her super high lace-up boots. If you watch the video of the show closely, you’ll see Betsey’s name on the back of every model’s legs.
Every piece embodied the idea of flirty, floral and fun. Some of the cloth even looked tattooed instead of computer generated. The super short, studded dresses and spiked tiaras resembled the wardrobe of a runway princess who joined a biker/hip hop gang. What’s not to love? I encourage anyone to watch the video of the fashion show. While there’s a ton going on in the beginning, pay attention to the details and you’ll see that when done right, these outfits can be wore by any woman. Throw on a pair of leggings and add some rad jewelry and these outfits would be perfect for high school girls.