Colorblock and Fur Rules the Runway at BCBGMAXAZRIA | Hollywood yohana

Jeannie Mai, Giada De Laurentiis, Maria Menounos
Mai are we excited for Fashion Week! The Style Network's own Jeannie Mai is all over the shows in Manhattan (not that she's terrible upset about this, natch), and her first stop was the BCBGMAXAZRIA fall 2012 show.
The How Do I Look? host rubbed elbows with Food Network chef Giada DeLaurentiis and Maria Menounos in the front row, where they got up close and personal with one of the biggest trends for fall—colorblocking!

model, BCBG Max Azria, Fall 2012, color block

While rich, warm tones and beiges were heavily featured throughout the collection, pops of electric blue, chartreuse and orange brightened up many of the looks. This may have been the first big show at Lincoln Center, but it already hit on some of the major predicted trends like fur accents and dropped hemlines. Flowing calf-length dresses, colorful patchwork and jumpsuits were sophisicated but fun spins for fall.
Sleek, low ponies, winged eyeliner and nude nails on the models nicely complemented the posh, lucious looks.

Neon, Cowboys and Jewel Tones, Oh My! | Hollywood yohana

Juan Carlos Obando Model
Aah, Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week—it's finally here! We're sure you've been keeping up with us, since there's already a ton of amazing fashion to look at—and, hello, it's only day one!
It Girl of the moment Viola Davis has been turning up in brights and halter gowns as of late, so it's no surprise that one of her current fave designers, Juan Carlos Obando, featured both heavily in his fall 2012 collection.

While he was the only one to feature neon quite so heavily (others featured just pops of bright as opposed to entire dresses in the hues), plenty of trends cropped up on the first day of fashion week. One of the biggest themes was retro throwbacks.
Paying homage to bold styles of the past, '60s colorblocking came face-to-face with flapper-esque dropped hemlines at the BCBGMAXAZRIA show, while jewel tones and lace inspired by the Golden Age of Shanghai heavily influenced Tadashi Shoji's fall 2012 collection. Even the '70s came out to play, with beige, burnt orange and navy blue ruling the runways.

Nicholas K Model
But two of our fave looks by far took our love for the Wild West West to whole new extremes. Nicholas K and Candela may not be household names, but they certainly made a scene today.
Nicholas was the first shown at Lincoln Center Thursday morning, and he made his urban cowboy message loud and clear with a parade of 10-gallon hats, fringe, leather and intensely dark brown makeup (marched out to Neil Young, natch). Candela, on the other hand, went for a whimsical take on Western wares, combining glitter with prairie dresses and boho floral prints.

Cynthia Rowley Rocks the Runway With "Big, Strong" Designs | Hollywood yohana

Cynthia Rowley Models

One glimpse at the frizzy, 'fro-like curls of the models that strutted down the Cynthia Rowley fall 2012 runway, and you knew you were in for an extraordinary show. "What inspired the collection: Mechanics, cobblers and leathermen. Welding, oil slicks. Women artists making big, strong work," Rowley wrote. Big and strong was right!
We saw dizzying mixed prints, mindless layering and, for our fa-shoe-nistas, ankle boots with loosely laced backs. Like other designers that showed, Rowley wants you to fall for color this season. But even that wasn't traditional.
Stormy pops of color invaded solid-hued dresses, and colored leather in the form of boxy silhouettes were prevalent on the catwalk. Some of the models even shaded their eyes to up the badass factor of their unconventional outfits.
Rebecca Romijn

While Abigail Breslin and Smash star Megan Hitly saluted the collection by wearing vivid black-and-moss green dresses in the front row, Rebecca Romijn channeled the runway in the most wearable fashion.

The model-turned-actress showed up wearing a black sheath dress with leather paneling, which she paired with a multicolored tile clutch. The outfit takes inspiration from the more ladylike ensembles in solid navy, white or olive (yes, not all the stuff was cray) that were teamed with vibrantly wild Mohawk purses on the Rowley runway.

Other ways to incorporate elements of the collection into your everday wardrobe: rock socks with sandals (clearly, that's not going anywhere!), wearing a long-sleeve turtleneck underneath a patterned frock, sporting a skirt with a jagged hemline—just don't wear all of that at once!