New York Fall ’13 Fashion Week: My Top 4
February 22, 2013 § 1 Comment
This month marked the beginning of stressed out editors, interns steaming sample dresses and everyone trying to catch the Instagram-approved shot of the runway. That’s right, fashion month is upon us once again!
February 7 was the start of New York Fashion Week, what I call the weakest week of the four – albeit the most sellable. But there were a handful of Fall/Winter 2013 collections that I thought were quite unique and internationally appealing.
Check out my top 4 picks from NYFW below:
4. Cushnie et Ochs
I’ve been keeping my eye on this young label for a few seasons now, and Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs of Cushnie et Ochs presented a refreshingly cheeky collection for the Fall season. The show opened with a clinical white structured tank and flip skirt, a great start of a well-tailored and downright sexy collection. From the thigh-high slits, swingy skirts and a standout mint-c0lored vinyl secretary dress, the collection combined the sexy librarian and flirty schoolgirl into looks that injected some playfulness that NYFW was lacking.
3. Diesel Black Gold
Being a fan of the classic Rock n’ Roll look, I was excited to see it interpreted in a modern way that was so downtown New York. I loved the play on texture: embossed leather, gunmetal studs on the jackets and resin-treated wool pants. The spark of the badass vibe that Diesel’s collection had was appreciated. People who usually associate Diesel with the mall version, which is more suited to guidos, will now see the label in a more high-end lens. There is no doubt the items will sell quickly – every editor will be coveting that perfect leather jacket.
2. Theyskens’ Theory
With Olivier Theyskens at the head of design, Theyskens’ Theory is quickly becoming my favorite label to watch – especially during NYFW. This season, Theyskens presented another strong collection that was the epitome of a young Manhattan girl – cool, calm and flirty. I’m usually not the biggest fan of winter collections (it is not my favorite season) but the chunky knits, oversize trousers and knee-high leather boots had me second-guessing myself! This collection had a very casual vibe, yet it was still tailored and not sloppy. He proved that you don’t have to wear fitted clothing to feel sexy. Theyskens wanted to portray a strong, confident woman – and this collection truly established that character.
1. 3.1 Phillip Lim
One of my favorite New York designers snags the top spot of my list once again! With every collection, Phillip Lim gets more stronger as a designer – his clothing more tailored, the silhouettes become edgier, and there are more and more key items that seems perfect in your closet for any season. Leather was a staple in the collection, but it wasn’t the average black. The supple material came in sophisticated colors like chocolate, olive, rose and cream – the creases folded in just right. The look was a biker girl-gone Uptown, edgy but still chic.
What was your favorite show from New York fashion week?
Look out for my London reviews coming soon!
All Photos Courtesy of: Style.com