New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter Round Up
It seems hard to believe, but another round of major Fashion Weeks are upon us!
Today we head to New York to review the top collections fresh from last week’s autumn/winter 2013 shows.
Sophisticated and simple were the buzzwords at Proenza Schouler, a vibe that translated delightfully into soft, curved and molded jackets, minimal swing coats, pencil skirts and high-necked minis, all in gentle creams and grey tones.
The collection shows a significant departure from the bold, gritty collections of the past few seasons, showing growth and direction for the designer duo.
There was balance between Old World and New at Oscar de la Renta, who blended a clever mix of batiks and florals, pattern and beading with a darker, more seductive edge.
We loved his embellished capes paired with skin-tight black leather pants, beautifully bright mini-shifts and intricately finished floor length gowns. The collection served to remind that Mr. de la Renta is still very much a fashion force to be reckoned with.
The Mulleavy sisters rocked a Nineties grunge vibe over at Rodarte, sending out tailored coats over black pants and turtle-necks, silk jumpsuits and sweater-skirt combos, all louche and long and slightly oversized.
The palette was predominantly neutral and black, but was punctuated by moments of bright navajo pattern, swirls of tie-dye and graphic gowns covered in pretty florals.
Phillip Lim certainly mixed it up for autumn/winter 2013, sending out waves of uniquely styled looks that combined a plethora of materials, lengths, shapes, colours and textures.
Great colour combos (mulberry and tan, cognac and teal), over-the-knee boots and graphic jewellery are a no-brainer for gals who like their feminine finishes a little grungy around the edges.
Max Lubov’s BCBG Max Azria autumn/winter 2013 collection was inspired by the tile prints and delicate inlay patterns of Istanbul, and simultaneously by the bright, raw work of New York graffiti artist Phil Frost.
This unexpected collision of styles expressed itself via beautiful pieced and patchworked prints, chunky knits and leather details worked in a louche, layered tailoring and grungy downtown styling. The collection brings together ancient artistry and modern ethos.
Tory Burch took a turn towards romanticism this season with a collection all about opulence.
Billowing silk blouses, luxuriously tailored pantsuits and floral tea dresses were worked in rich jewel tones, while whimsical details like dragonflies and scarabs on dresses heels gave nod to Burch’s boheme roots.