Day 2 of New York Fashion Week saw some highly-anticipated collections hit the runway, with Jason Wu, Kate Spade and Rag & Bone all debuting their autumn/winter 2012 designs. 

Regular MFL readers may know that we love it when designers seek inspiration from their own cultures and heritages, which is why we adored how Jason Wu injected some of Imperial China into his brand new collection.

The hairstyles were just as strong and defined as the outfits, as the models walked out with high and tight flowing pony-tails – with lots of attitude and fighting spirit to boot. And to our (and possibly even Kate Middleton’s) delight, there were clutch bags aplenty!

Over at Rag & Bone however, the inspiration was far more familiar for us Britons, as designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright seemingly drew inspiration from our very own Blighty. There were folded skirts, snug coats and wraps, high polo necks (presumably for those English winds) and textures and colour palettes reminiscent of old tapestries… we NEED that coat in our lives, pronto!

Kate Spade was another highlight for us on day 2 of NYFW, with hints of Parisian glamour making a firm and consistent appearance. The models were standing statuesque – although not without character – on rounded podiums, showcasing the bold and brassy prints, patterns and slogans.

Bring on day 3…

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