Ponytail Trend: Inspired by Spring 2012 NY Fashion Week

Celebrities, including Reese Witherspoon, Freida Pinto, and Marion Cotillard, rocked glam ponytails to Red Carpet events at Cannes Film Festival.  While celebrities are the perfect source to look for inspiration on trying out new looks for ourselves, it seems that the celebs actually stole this trend right off the runways of New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012. Here’s a few of the creative ponytails designers chose for their models at Fashion Week.


Ralph Lauren chose a classic, conventional ponytail.

Harpersbazaar image: Credit Redken


Marchesa went with a unique, part pony, part fishtail combination.

Marie Claire Image; Credit Imaxtree


At Carolina Herrera, hair was parted down the middle and placed in a ponytail, which was then tucked under and wrapped around the hair elastic.  This low pony style sits low near the nape of the neck.

Harpersbazaar Image; Credit Getty Images


Marc by Marc Jacobs’ models had sleek, high ponytails accessorized with teased volume and silver clips. Another Marc Jacobs model pulled off a pony bun.

Marie Claire Image; Credit Imaxtree

HarpersBazaar Image; Credit Redken


At Herve Leger, models wore a 3 part pony for a tribal, architectural feel to complement the structured clothes.

HarpersBazaar Image; Credit Imaxtree

Watch this how to video from Bella Sugar to recreate this Herve Leger look:   Backstage Beauty Report: The 3-Part Ponytail at Herve Leger


Temperley opted for sleek, high and wrapped ponies.

Harpersbazaar Image; Credit Imaxtree


Michael Kors added volume mixed with braids to create a ponytail look like no other.

Harpers Bazaar Image: Credit Getty Images


At Missoni, ponytails were pulled half way through the hair tie.

Harpersbazaar Image: Credit Imaxtree


60’s inspiration came into play when creating the side wrapped pony at Erin Fetherston.

Harpersbazaar Image; Credit Imaxtree

Spring 2012 New York Fashion Week definitely showed creative ponytails. Celebrities already took notice and copied this trend at the Cannes Film Fest.  I’m loving the Marchesa fishtail pony and the Carolina Herrera tucked look. Will you try out the ponytail trend this summer? Which take on the classic pony do you like best from Fashion Week?


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