Lifestyle Style What's Hot on the Runway See the buzzed-about styles from your favorite designers coming down the catwalk for Fall 2011 By Justine Harman Published on February 11, 2011 10:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 32 ANNA SUI Chaz Niell/PictureGroup The veteran designer stayed true to her brand with a quirky collection of psychedelic prints and naughty school girl nuances. 02 of 32 MARCHESA Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Hollywood’s favorite red-carpet label proffered an elegantly moody collection inspired by the faded grandeur of Miss Havisham of Great Expectations with brilliant bright spots – like this sweeping gown in heavenly graduated pink. 03 of 32 RODARTE Edward James/WireImage The designers behind ‘s Black Swan tutu left Degas in the dust with a mostly muted collection for the intergalactic prairie girl in us all – cornfield print gowns and all. 04 of 32 GWEN STEFANI Mavrix The term “celebrity designer” need not apply to , whose eclectic fall collection heavily referenced not only her unique style, but also a range of eclectic global influences. 05 of 32 PROENZA SCHOULER Catwalking/Getty The ultimate purveyors of downtown girl chic brought it home with a collection of richly hued separates and dresses, officially deeming Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough the princes of print. 06 of 32 RALPH LAUREN Karl Prouse/Catwalking/Getty With a collection influenced heavy by ’20s art deco and orientalism, the all-American pioneer reminded us that the Ralph woman is aspirational, chic and above all else, confident in sleek black and white. 07 of 32 CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION Catwalking/Getty The gold standard minimalism once again served as a much-welcome respite from the din of fussy fashion with a perfectly constructed collection of dresses, daywear and suiting in a range of neutral metallics. 08 of 32 OSCAR DE LA RENTA Slaven Vlasic/Getty Minimalism be gone! With a lush and textured collection that hinted at Russian folk embellishments, de la Renta rejoiced in the gleeful return of optimistic luxury – down to the fur trim on his opulent coats. 09 of 32 MICHAEL KORS JP Yim/WireImage Kors punctuated trademark clean lines and sophisticated suiting with this season’s major trends – pops of mouth-watering color and bodacious furs – in a ’70s-inspired collection marking his 30th anniversary in business. 10 of 32 J. MENDEL Graylock/Abaca Skipping the season’s standout colors, Gilles Mendel practiced restraint, offering up a cohesively romantic, yet somber, collection of ready-to-wear with plenty of fur and cocktail dresses. 11 of 32 NARCISO RODRIGUEZ Randy Brooke/WireImage Modern and simple, with dashes of emboldened femininity, it’s clear that Rodriguez isn’t designing for the traditional woman, but rather the hard-headed, devil-may-care sort. 12 of 32 YIGAL AZROUËL Stefan Gosatti/Getty The Israeli-born designer offered up a new uniform for the working girl with a series of quirkily layered, menswear-inspired looks. 13 of 32 VERA WANG Gruber/Fashion Wear Daily The queen of eveningwear stayed true to her romantic aesthetic with scores of pleated frocks. But to temper the femininity, Wang also showcased hard-edged streetwear complete with this season’s ubiquitous trumped-up fur collar. 14 of 32 BETSEY JOHNSON Frazer Harrison/Getty Oops, she did it again! Perhaps the only designer who has never swayed from fashion for the sheer fun of it, Johnson showcased a collection that was equal parts St. Marks punk and Clueless heroine Cher Horowitz. 15 of 32 MARC JACOBS Randy Brooke/WireImage At first it may have seemed as if fashion’s prince had erred on the side of self-restraint, but a series of ladylike silhouettes with subversive details hint at Jacobs trademark penchant for kink and cool. 16 of 32 THE ROW Courtesy of The Row Art imitated life when and debuted irresistibly cheeky uptown looks clearly designed for the downtown set, including this prim suit in a bold mustard yellow. 17 of 32 TOMMY HILFIGER Kathy Willens/AP What’s old was new again for the classic American designer who reimagined traditional sportswear by tinkering with silhouettes and hemlines. 18 of 32 VICTORIA BECKHAM Bebeto Matthews/AP The designer triumphed again with a cohesive collection of flattering frocks in juicy hues and looser silhouettes than usual. Also a hit on the runway, her sophomore collection of handbags! 19 of 32 CAROLINA HERRERA Peter Michael Dills/Getty Why fix what is clearly not broken? The purveyor of sophisticated elegance delivered with a series of show-stopping, trend-defying gowns and ready-for-luncheons tailored suits. 20 of 32 PRABAL GURUNG Thomas Concordia/WireImage Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Gurung presented fashion’s version of a love letter with pink and red ombré furs and red-carpet-worthy cocktail dresses and gowns. 21 of 32 MALANDRINO Stefan Gosatti/Getty The feminine designer introduced a new breed of fashion heroine with her fall 2011 presentation: The Style Supergirl. Influences ranging from downtown NYC to Parisian chic permeate this collection of sumptuous furs, gothic lace and waist-defining draping. 22 of 32 ALEXANDER WANG homas Concordia/WireImage It may still be winter, but Alexander Wang already has us looking forward to next season’s cold front with his imaginative, yet practical, collection of cozy outerwear. 23 of 32 JILL STUART Peter Michael Dills/Getty From literal animal prints to jewel-toned color blocking, Jill Stuart placed her bets on a rumble in the urban jungle in the upcoming season. 24 of 32 TORY BURCH Stefan Gosatti/Getty Though she described her offerings as “English country dressing translated through American sportswear,” Burch’s collection looked more like an exercise in luxe neo-’70s dressing. 25 of 32 LELA ROSE Jemal Countess/Getty Prints, sheen and overlay did not detract from the overtly feminine silhouettes that cascaded down the runway at Sunday’s show. 26 of 32 JASON WU Jemal Countess/Getty In a collection that was Black Swan meets Dallas, Wu managed to toe the line between wacky and whimsical. Punctuating the textured looks were bright spots of gleaming color, reminding us just why he’s one of go-to designers. 27 of 32 PETER SOM Dario Cantatore/Getty It’s no surprise that the man who wants to bring “joy to clothing”, showed a fall line that was equal parts precious and practical. Heavily influenced by sportswear, the colorful collection also included breathtaking florals like this dress with matching coat. 28 of 32 REBECCA TAYLOR Frazer Harrison/Getty Known for flirty and feminine dresses, the designer delivered again with feminine day-to-night looks in classically girly shapes. 29 of 32 CHRISTIAN SIRIANO Thomas Concordia/WireImage The pint-sized designer premiered a sophisticated and restrained collection for fall. Though he indulged his romantic side, showing off diaphanous skirts and some seriously show-stopping gowns, the majority of the collection was comprised of refined separates in a dark and moody color palette. 30 of 32 BCBG MAX AZRIA Fashion Wire Daily The wearable collection maintained its proclivity for primary colors this season. Designer Max Azria showed off the brand’s trademark jersey dresses, layered over a ubiquitous, sheer white turtleneck. 31 of 32 DKNY Peter Michael Dills/Getty The fall collection of sporty outerwear and tailored separates was ultimately wearable and infinitely chic. Karan also showcased one of this season’s hottest trends: Color-blocking in neutral and neon hues. 32 of 32 DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Frazer Harrison/Getty Fashion’s first lady did not disappoint as the reigning expert of magpie chic, introducing a contender for color of the season: Emerald green.