Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New York Fashion Week RTW 2013

Designers really brought it this time around. I can't truly say that I was disappointed in any one's collection.  Having said that... I may be a little biased because the hottest trends on the cat walk so happen to be my personal favorites of all time.

What was hot?
  • Stripes- vertical, diagonal, horizontal... stripes every where!
  • Leather!!!  I'm obsessed with leather and I'm glad to see that we will be seeing it for a while.
  • Busy floral prints
  • Peplum!  
  • 50s inspired cuts
  • Colors: burnt orange with a coral undertone, gold, tealish blues and greens & classic black/white
The following pictures were all taken from Style.com --this is the best site to check out the latest shows!!  

Source: Style.com

A) Alexander Wang. His pieces reminded me a lot of The Fifth Element. It was very clean, precise and had  tons of personality!! B) Alice + Olivia. Their collection was my favorite. It was very rockabilly and it was all so lovely.  I enjoyed their pops of color and flirtiness. C) Anna Sui.  This was sweet girls meets grunge!  There was tons of mixing of florals with harsh mesh.  D) Carolina Herrera. She is known as the queen of sophistication and she didn't let us down!  In this picture we see the ever so popular orange hue that was used by many designers.  E) Badgley Mischka. I may be biased when it comes to this design duo but I thought their pieces were gorgeous.  They were all very soft and elegant but with fun cuts.  I also noticed that they opted for a rosier gold and used some tweed.  F) Charlotte Ronson. Loved this one!!  There was a great amount of leather accents and an array of fabrics.  This collection was ultra feminine with the right touches of beach and retro.  

Source: Style.com

G) Cushnie et Ochs. To me this haus is known for daring cut outs but they topped themselves this year.  Their line was ULTRA sexy!!  Cushine et Ochs also opted to include a cobalt blue to their collection which I thought was quite refreshing. H) Rachel Roy. Her collection was a menagerie of prints and colors. She mixed alot of coral, pinks, and navy along with different prints. As usual, her line was very chic and feminine. I) Micheal Kors. To date, I think this may be one of my favorite MK collections.  There was a lovely amount of colors and stripes but what really stood out to me were the daring simplicity of his pieces.  J) Cynthia Rowley.  All I could think was California when I looked through her collection.  It was very floral, careless (in a good way) and beachy.  K) Marchesa. Aaaaah!!  As far as whose collection was different from the rest... they get my vote!  It was such a stunning, Indian inspired collection.  The dresses were gorgeous and romantic.  L) Marc Jacobs. Can he do wrong?  I don't think so.  Like always, his super edgy take on fashion was stronger than ever.  He used TONS of leather and stripes.  It was very reminiscent of the psychedelic 60's.

Source: Style.com
M) Rachel Zoe. Her signature boho look was all over the collection but, I was way more interested in her belts... she has reinvented the fanny pack and I'm not mad at her for it.  Her color palette was great!  She had a lot of black and white pieces but, she also showcased orange, leaf green, coral, and mustard yellow.  N) Victoria Beckham. Super clean and chic much like the designer... it was lovely seeing her do flirty silhouettes and turning them into something  elegant.  O) Narciso Rodriguez. His pieces are always so great and once again he made me wish I was rich.  His collection was tres clean yet sexy.  P) Thakoon. His interpretation of retro inspired clothing is phenomenal.  Every piece was excellent.  He used a lot of yellows, greens, floral prints, and very precise lines.  Q) Rodarte. I thought this collection was pretty genius. It was a mix of goth meets warrior.  I know that sounds something out of an awful sci-fi movie but the leggings in the picture above are killer!!  R) Derek Lam. Mr. Lam married macrame and leather in his line.  I loved the array of colorful leather and the intrinsic macrame was so eye catching.

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