Friday, September 14, 2012

New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 - Part 4

New York Fashion Week

Spring/Summer 2013

Part Four

This post marks the conclusion to my New York Fashion Week coverage. Hope that you've enjoyed viewing the collections and trends from the Big Apple. Click on the pics to zoom in.

J. Mendel

Palette: Iced mint, teal, indigo, violet, wicker white, honied peach, tangerine and pink.  

Silhouettes: Gauzy pleated and draped dresses with low V-necklines, decorative floral ruffles laid upon peplums and shoulders, sheer cut-outs, knee-length A-line skirts, fully printed tuxedo suits, exquisite evening gowns with thigh-baring slits.
Textiles: Chiffon, organza, 3D floral appliqu├ęs, crepe, florid prints, laced leather & fur. 
Theme: Ladylike Luxury

Styling: Swept back waves, lustrous makeup and rose-kissed lips. Models wore a mix of neutral and bright ankle strap sandals and pointy-toe pumps.


Palette: Sunbeam yellow, saffron, cerise pink, bordeaux, aubergine, white, gold & blue.  

Silhouettes: An Indian inspired extravaganza of looks: draped sari dresses, floaty tiered frocks, embroidered tights, midriff-baring choli tops, cropped panjabi suits with bejewelled necklines, sheer capacious skirts and ethereal white bridal gowns enveloped in tulle.
Textiles: Ornate hand-embroidery, chiffon, silk, tulle, fringing and lace.
Theme: Bollywood Dream Scene: Take One

Styling: Braided upstyles, golden tone makeup, beaded clutch bags & crystal decked sandals.

Calvin Klein

Palette: A simplistic black and white blend with shadings of ivory. 
Silhouettes: Curved and sculpted shapes, conical bras that peeked through body-hugging cocktail dresses, peplums, sexy sheaths, an exaggerated sweetheart neckline, webbed mesh overlays, sheerness, cropped trousers with contrast stripe side panels, black over white layering, three-dimensional strapless folded tops.
Textiles: Satin, leather, twist print mesh, silk gazar, metallic edging.
Theme: Primly Provocative
Styling: Ankle-strap platforms, skinny leather belts, fresh-faced makeup with a subtle pink pout, uncombed wavy hair.


Palette: Bubblegum pink, luminous yellow, metallic silver, cobalt blue, grey, black and white.

Silhouettes: Athletic fit scuba dresses and body con skirts, colour-blocked bodices, track jackets, ankle-cropped trousers, hooded tops, halter and crew necklines, flirty photo print dresses and transparent rain coats.
Textiles: Tweed, metallic leather, neon piping, organza, silk, neoprene & netted mesh.
Theme: Techni Chic
Styling: Smoothly pulled back ponytails, two-tone ankle-strap pumps & cut-out heels by Manolo Blahnik, slim rectangular zipped clutches, clear goggle glasses & lime-lined eyes.

Ralph Lauren

Palette: Primary shades of black, white, crimson, violet, green and turquoise. 
Silhouettes: South American inspired looks flavored with formal collared shirts & ties, fringed poncho shawls, single-shaded pants suits, maxi dresses, toreador costumes, slim trousers and embellished boleros, colossally ruffled shoulders and figure skimming evening gowns.
Textiles: Blanket stripes, gold embroidery, crochet, tulle, suede, silk, jersey.
Theme: Latin Sophistication 
Styling: Polished, pulled back hair worn underneath berets and panama hats, blush makeup. Accessories included colourful glass beaded necklaces, jewel-drop earrings, neck scarves, chokers, leather and fabric bags, black T-bar and criss-cross sandals.

Proenza Schouler

Palette: An exuberant fusion of lime green, yellow, aqua, red, electric blue, sage, B&W 

Silhouettes: Innovative patch-working of exotic fabrics, oversized square-fitting coats, zip-up skater dresses, belted leather skirts, high halter-necks, sleeveless jackets and dresses in mishmash of fabric strips randomly pieced together.
Textiles: Reptilian skin, silk, jersey, satin, photographic 'people' prints, studded eyelet perforations, glossy leather and neon buttoned embellishings.
Theme: A Digital Collision of Style

Styling: Unkempt hairstyles, light-toned makeup with a soft pink lip, knee-high gladiator heels, leather mules & duo-strap metallic sandals, black neck bands and handheld satchels.

Rachel Zoe

Palette: The essential black and white, peppered with silver-grey, apple green, pearl pink, metallics, mint, poppy orange, rusted red and teal blue.

Silhouettes: Effortlessly chic ensembles with long, lean lines, fluid trousers and pleated maxi skirts, double breasted suits, figure elongating evening gowns, shirt dresses, jumpsuits and shorts, all worn under shoulder-slung blazers.
Textiles: Silk, sequins, leopard print, chiffon, jersey, leather and linen.
Theme: Easy Californian Glamour

Styling: Wide brimmed fedoras over hair with a natural wave, makeup featured a rosy lip and soft hued cheeks. The looks were accessorized by long gold string necklaces, large leather carry-ons, belted fanny-pack bags, sheer boots and high platform heels.

Who is your favourite from Part Four of New York Fashion Week? For a recap of all the previous collections, snap this.


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