Walter collection for Fall 12, shown Feb 13 at the Empire Hotel Rooftop Lounge, during NY Fashion Week. This contemporary label offers a casual uptown/downtown mix with real wearability for trendy women whose lives are not spent on the red carpet. Looks this season were clean-lined and modern, using inventive color blocking and fabric blocking. Faux leather trims, including python and croc textures, were shown pieced in on dresses, coats, skinny pants. Color story of black/grey/ivory/red plus accents of teal, purple. My own favs: black trench with sherpa sleeves and collar, zip moto jackets and the ombre coat with metallic flecks.

W118 by Walter Baker can be found at Macy’s, Ideeli, and has been featured in Marie Claire and Lucky mags. Their Keanu trench was worn on a recent episode of Pretty Little Liars.

Celebs who attended the show: Tiki Barber with fiance Traci Lynn Johnson, and Real Housewives of NYC Alex McCord and Ramona Singer. (photos: models/flourescent light bkgds, & celeb: courtesy Walter Baker. other model photos: M.K.)