The polls have opened for you to cast your vote for your favorite XXL 2012 class freshman. Amongst the 50 candidates, there is definitely some tough competition with Chip the Ripper, Casey Veggies, A$AP Rocky, Earl Sweatshirt, Kreayshawn, Laws, Smoke DZA and Stalley just to name a few. So follow this link to cast your vote!! You can only vote once! However, I've cheated and voted from multiple computers. Check out last year's class below.
Although Manhattan-born Zac Posen has only been designing for about ten years, nowhere near as long as some of your other well-known designers, his work says otherwise. His pre-fall 2012 collection is comparable to a classic, timeless work of art. Rather than using tons of patterns and excessive colors to add complexity to his pieces, he instead uses minute details, emphatic lines, and exaggerated silhouettes. It is the epitome of sophistication.
Pantone, the official color system of the industry, has announced that "Tangerine Tango" is the color of the year for 2012. That being said, the vivacious hue will be found in clothing and accessories, cosmetics, home furnishings and more throughout the coming year. Fashion designers such as Elie Tahari, Tommy Hilfiger and Adrienne Vittadini have already incorporated this appropriate shade of orange into their Spring 2012 collections. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute described the color as, "an orange with a lot of depth to it. Reminiscent of the shadings of sunset," as well as "Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive..."
The High Museum of Art Atlanta is currently showcasing an exhibition entitled "Picasso to Warhol" which displays over 100 works from fourteen of the most famous and well-known artists of the 20th century. The art is from New York's Modern Museum of Art and this is the first time a display of this sort has been assembled in the Southeast. The exhibition will be in effect until April 29, 2012 and tickets can be purchased here.