Style Wise : Lauren Moffatt Fall 2012


Of all the spectacular NYFW Fall 2012 showings, one in particular I was extremely charmed by was American designer Lauren Moffatt's RTW collection which took the concept of going back to school quite literally. The presentation staged at the Old School which used to house St. Patrick's Cathedral School had models set up in two classrooms, one a traditional style with desks and a makeshift chem lab in the corner and the other an art class with easels.

The venue couldn't be a more appropriate backdrop for this lovely school girl inspired collection. I'm a fan of the modest midi lengths and have always adored the unabashed prettiness of her chic trademark prints. The vintage styling of these silhouettes with details like Peter Pan collars, sequins and playful cut-outs just feel so sweetly feminine and wearable to me. I'm ready to go back to school this fall... See the full collection here.

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44 comments

fluff and fripperies said...

Such a sweet collection! Love all the little details too.

Emma xo
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Kate said...

Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing! x

Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

Lovely snaps - love the gold dress.

Joanne

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x

Deborah said...

I love all the pictures! And the dresses too!

Ana Carneiro said...

oh! These are almost to cute to be true, love the concept! A conceptual collation doesn't always work when it comes to make things come true, but this one worked wonderfully!

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jeanine said...

This is a really great photo shoot, I love when people do something a bit different. There are definitely a few of these pieces I would wear.

prettymeggy said...

those are great collections! love the colors!!! i love those yellow prints!
xoxo, Haus of Gala

Anonymous said...

this is such a wonderful setting,
this isn't my style but I like the old school atmosphere

classiq said...

I love the concept of the school setting.
Ada

Punctuation Mark said...

i love this... it looks so sweet and has such a great retro feeling.

amy b.s. said...

loving all of the refreshing patterns.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

What a fun presentation and of course fun clothing!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

The schoolgirl backgrounds are so fun ... what an original thought and you're right, so perfect for this pretty collection! I'm so happy the sun is shining beautifully today ... hope it is where you are too, sweetie! Happy Tuesday and thank you so much for leaving your lovely note on Ooh La Frou Frou CG this week! xoxo

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Chessa! said...

Not only is the collection charming and lovely but I love the backdrop that they chose to showcase it. Goes perfectly.

A BRIT GREEK said...

I love this super girly collection and the prints are so much fun too! The blackboard backdrop is pretty cool too! Me likey!
x.o.x.o

L e n a said...

ooh it seems to me the whole collection is for girls who are slim and tall. ;)
but the patterns and colors are so sweet and lovely.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Such a lovely and adorable collection. And I love the idea of the classroom setting. So brilliant. :) xoox

Anonymous said...

her collection is just the cutest thing so girlie and lovely! xo

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Oh, this collection is just too cute for words. How chic and adorable! I love all the designs and couldn't agree with you more in regards to the backdrop. I feel like carrying a book bag! Ok, maybe not (my science books were soooooo heavy). hahaha Rowena, this is great! I've fallen in love with it too. Girl, thank you so much for your comments on my post. I LOVE YOU!!! You are such a doll! I push for 5 topics a week, but when I started my new blog this year I said 4 would be ok. HAHAHA But I always feel my readers want more, so I try and go that extra mile. It's work, can be frustrating at times, but definitely rewarding. I think about you and some others that truly keep me going. In the mornings, I'm like what is Rowena posting about today? HAHAHA Thanks for being a good friend. ((HUG)) Have a great day!
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Bravoe Runway said...

I like the school classroom backdrop! I am not very well versed in Lauren Moffatt but her designs are absolutely amazing! I like the yellow and navy patterned dress!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Such a cute way to present the clothes. I love the feel of them although there's not many pieces that I think would be flattering on me.

xo Mary Jo

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

Cute! The second outfit is my favorite, I like the modest cuts as well.

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

Such a cute collection. She certainly uses beautiful prints.

Sam said...

I remember seeing this amazing collection and thinking "I want every piece!" It's all so cute and whimsy and loved the whole school girl approach. great pictures!

Shop N' Chomp said...

Too cute! I love the prints in this collection. Especially on that last dress! *^_^*

(Haha...you can get gigantic turkey legs at Disneyland too! They're so intimidating. XP)

Karla said...

such a fun lookbook!!! lots of colors! cant wait for spring-summer!

HitomiNeko said...

Cute collection~ I Like the unique style of these photo shoots ~

xoxo HitomiNeko xoxo
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Maggie said...

I really like the mix of prints and the funky, but still muted colors (not super bright but still statement colors, y'know what I mean?). Definitely a quirky chic collection! Me likey!! :D

designchic said...

I adore the style and colors...great collection!!

Stephanie said...

I'll take all of them, please.

Marie Martell said...

Wow! Extremely unique and creative! Love the collection!

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A Heel in Mint said...

Cute collection. Love the background and theme. Very creative and unique.


xx
Heel in Mint

kristina said...

so cute + utterly creative this is!! love!!
xoxo

Leslie Quiros said...

loving the print and the sleek and chic design in each of these. lovely!
xo,
LMQ

Vhallah A. said...

love the presentation concept!
so cute and fun :)

also love the collection, demure hemline, lovely print, perfect!
the cut out piece also pretty intriguing :)

I'll find out more about the designer :)

PS. I've followed you back :)

hope in high heels said...

Too cute! Her clothes are gorgeous (and new to me, so thanks for the introduction) and I love that she staged it in a classroom.

Gillie said...

I love this, the clothing is very vintage and pretty and that set is so charming!

xo Gillie

M.E said...

very cute collection :)


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Grace said...

omygoodness. this presentation completely slipped from my radar. Can I take one of everything please?

Fash Boulevard said...

such a great collection. Fabulous post, love. Thanks for sharing. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear what you think of my latest outfit post. xo

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dimitri said...

It's a very nice collection and it's a very original and great presentation.
These dresses are so lovely.
Nice post and photos.

Melody said...

Such a sweet and lovely collection. I'd never heard of Lauren Moffatt before but I like the outfits you posted. :) These are adorable.

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Jian said...

Wow what a lovely collection! I haven't heard of the designer before, so thank you for introducing her name to me! :) Some great prints going on there

Anonymous said...

more lauren moffatt goodness found here--i found this collection video on their website. enjoy!

http://vimeo.com/37004841