It’s hard to think about fall/winter 2012 when we’re in the thick of winter 2012 right now! (I’m SO over my puffy parka and boots!) But the ELLE Canada team is packing their bags and heading off to the shows for the next month. Denis Desro is tweeting about Montreal Fashion Week (@denisdesro) and our managing editor Christina Reynolds is off to New York later today. She’ll tag team with associate fashion editor, Anthony Mitropoulos, and together they’ll tweet ( @elle_canada) and post daily blogs about the New York style scene. Our beauty director, Vanessa Craft, will be hanging backstage with top makeup artists and blogging about what she sees/hears. Associate editor Alannah O’Neill heads to London, Denis will be in Milan and I’ll (@noreen_flanagan) join him later this month for Paris fashion week. We’ll also tweet behind-the-scene details and post daily blogs on the shows. This year, we’ve also invited Nicole Comeau to join our team as our official fashion week street photographer. The founder of The I on Fashion will post daily blogs on ellecanada.com from New York, London, Milan and Paris. "My schedule for the next four weeks will be wrapped around shows, presentations, and parties, while having my camera and venti bold glued to my hands," Comeau says laughing. When she’s not behind the lens, Comeau is a retail and luxury strategic consultant. (She has an MBA in International Luxury Brand Management from the ESSEC University in Paris and she’s also worked with fashion heavy weights such as Balenciaga, Chanel, Cartier, Gucci, YSL, Louis Vuitton, amongst others.) Below is one of her first shots from the New York shows this morning. "With the weather being on the cold side, I have a feeling we are going to see a lot of fur and great coats!" [caption id="attachment_6931" align="aligncenter" width="384" caption="Akiko was attending the first show of the day, BCBGMaxazria this morning at Lincoln Center. She is wearing this season's statement dress by Givenchy, Chanel jacket and a Celine bag."] [/caption]
Click here to see more of Comeau's shots from Day 1.[caption id="attachment_6930" align="aligncenter" width="399" caption="An Alexander McQueen take on accessories paired with a contrasting striped shirt adds visual geometry to this look."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_6932" align="aligncenter" width="448" caption="Citrus Yellow is going to be big this coming spring; the Alice and Olivia platform sandals gave this black outfit a bright punctuation of colour."] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_6935" align="aligncenter" width="383" caption="Braving the chilly temps in a red poncho at New York Fashion Week Day 1!"] [/caption] What designers do you think will have a breakout season? Who might have a spectacular runway flop?