New York Fashion Week coverage provided by The Fashion Spot
New York Fashion Week is in full swing. Here are highlights from 4 of the best shows of the past few days.
Titled “extreme femininity,” many of the looks featured cinched waists, with standout pieces including pleated cocktail dresses and skirts, bustier tops, flouncy skirts and polka dot paneled separates and gowns. Interestingly, Wu stuck to an extreme, but not conventionally feminine, color palette of mostly black, white, red and grey snake print.
With a store in Japan and one in New York on its way, big things are on the horizon for Rebecca Minkoff. Known for her party dresses and easy separates, the designer went in a grungier direction for Fall 2013 showing leather (often quilted!) in unexpected hues including olive along with rusty plaids, ripped denim, voluminous shoulders and striped trousers. It wasn’t all tomboy chic, however, the collection capped off with a trio of monochrome cocktail looks sure to transcend seasons to come.
With his new role heading up Balenciaga, the pressure was on for Alexander Wang and boy, did he deliver. While the designer stuck to his trademark black, white and grey color palette, he showed a slew of new shapes and stunning outerwear pieces. Not to mention that the models were styled with copper ponytails and that the show included fur boxing gloves.
Prabal Gurung had a very interesting starting off point for his collection this season. Noting that designers most often find themselves inspired by men’s uniforms and rework them to suit a woman’s body, he said that he wanted a collection that was, according to WWD, “very much focused on women.” That translated into a sea of military-themed olive green, tightly cinched waists, leather harnesses, sharp cuts, angled shoulders and slim cut trousers.