Monday, September 10, 2012

New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 - Part 1

New York Fashion Week
Spring/Summer 2013
Part One

It's that time of year again! The Spring 2013 fashion weeks are underway, with New York at the forefront. I hope you will stay with me through the month, as I cover the best of the runway collections from across the world's fashion capitals. This is the first chapter of my New York Fashion Week favourites. Click on the pictures to zoom in.

BCBG Max Azria

Palette: Less than 50 shades of grey, coral, black and white.
Silhouettes: Slender-fit mid-length dresses, billowy maxi skirts, cut-outs and flutter sleeves. Leather harnesses and geometric frameworks.
Textile: Leather and lace, chiffon, crepes and graphic prints.
Theme: Effortlessly sexy modern armour.
Styling: Ankle-cuff heels, uncombed hair and bright orange-red lips.


Palette: Sandy shades of beige, cream, peach and white with the zest of lime and candy pink.
Silhouettes: High round necks and ruffled collars, loosely fit longer sleeves, rounded bell shaped skirts, mid-to maxi lengths.
Textile: Lace, organza, macramé, tweed and silk in dainty botanical prints.
Theme: Garden romance with a refined femininity.
Styling: French braids dotted with crystals and fresh dewy makeup.

Nicole Miller

Palette: A kaleidoscopic mix of blues, violet, pinks and greens, simmered down by brown, slate grey, black and white.
Silhouettes: Floaty high-low tops, body-con dresses in contrasting high-def digital prints, skinny-fit pants, cycling shorts, biker jackets and peplums.
Textile: Leather, denim and chiffon in a blend of cosmic galaxy patterns and tropical florals.
Theme: The contrast of Good girl vs Bad girl with intense pattern mixing.
Styling: Geometric earrings, multi-strap sandals in brights and metallics. Slick middle-parted hair and plum shaded eyes.

Tadashi Shoji

Palette: Jewel toned in ruby, sapphire, emerald and turquoise with neutrals in black, white and cafe au lait.
Silhouettes: Bateau-neck dresses, pleated skirts, embroidered sheaths, lace shorts and tunic tops, flowing maxi dresses and beautifully tiered evening gowns.
Textile: Vintage Venetian lace, intricate watercolour ikat prints and sheer tulle.
Theme: Oriental philosophy meets Western enlightenment
Styling: Slightly tousled upstyles, bare-minimum make-up and braided leather sandals.

Jason Wu

Palette: Midnight skies shaded in charcoal black and twilight blue, lightened up by watermelon and buffed beige.
Silhouettes: Slim sleeveless sheaths, sexy bustier and bandeau tops, leather strap harnesses and belts, high-waisted shorts, streamlined jumpsuits and sheer skirted evening gowns.
Textile: Lots of lace, glossy leather, tulle, croc-emboss and smokey floral print.
Theme: Tough seductiveness with lingerie-laden looks braced by leather.
Styling: Netted hatboxes, pointy-toed leather pumps, red hot lips and wave-swirled up styles.

Prabal Gurung

Palette: Classic black and white singed with scarlet and burgundy & softer shades of blue.
Silhouettes: Leisured layering, lounge jackets worn over sheer kurti tops and slouchy trousers, ruffled and feather trimmed drop-waist dresses, pockets, luxe athletic tees and sweatpants, sheer tiered gowns. The tiered skirt seems to be a trend for next season.
Textile: Neoprene, silk, chiffon, ostrich feathers, crystal beading, bird-wing prints.
Theme: Ultra luxe layered cocktail wear made easy.
Styling: Cross-strap heels, long air-dried locks and barely-there make-up.

Monique Lhuillier

Palette: Maritime hues of aqua, sea foam green, teal, turquoise and ultramarine, underpinned by plumberry, metallic silvers and gold and black.
Silhouettes: Slinky mermaid shaped gowns, fitted cocktail dresses, strapless peplum tops, beaded embellishings and one-shouldered necklines. 
Textile: Leather, billowy chiffon, lace, silk georgette, tulle, sequins and aquatic digital prints in scales, waves and koi.
Theme: Sea maiden washed ashore in a wave of glamour.
Styling: Slicked back straight-out-of-the-ocean hair, dynamic blue eye shadow and strappy heels designed by Monique herself.

Christian Siriano

Palette: A sweet confection of petal pink, peppermint green, powder blue, peach and vanilla.
Silhouettes: Pastel printed watercolour day dresses, miniature diamond print peplums & ankle-cropped pants, nonchalant draping, sheer shirt-dresses and dreamy tulle-spun gowns.
Textile: Brocade, pearly leather, silk chiffon, tulle, feathers, pearl & crystal embellishings.
Theme: Prima ballerina swept away by Spring romance.
Styling: High ballerina buns, blush make-up, shiny pink brogues, pastel bow-strap pumps.

As my fond friends and blog readers, would you like to see more coverage on fashion week this September?


Inês de Castro said...

I loved most of the collections. Don't you think that Christian Siriano's was a bit too Ellie Saab? I love his designs, don't get me wrong :p

Jacy said...

I love these collages you've put's great to see a lot of the collection all at once to really get the feel of it! BCBG Max Azria is always a favorite of mine, but I also love all the colors of Christian Siriano's and Monique Lhuillier's collections as well as the great prints at Nicole Miller! All of these are amazing though! Can't wait to see Part 2 :)


zhanna said...

Thank you for sharing!! It was nice to see all the collections all at once. I have to say that I really love Christian Siriano's collection followed by BCBG!!


Real College Student of Atlanta said...

LOVEEEEEEE fashion week!! thanks for sharing <3!

hope in high heels said...

oh, there is so much delightfulness here it's hard to know where to start... Love Christian Siriano - the palette, the silhouette and the styling and Jason Wu - classic shapes with edgy details.

Your round-ups are always fabulous, so would love to see more. Love the concise description of each designers collection as well. Hope you had a gorgeous weekend!

Chezka said...

I love love love these designers =) I am more inclined to the Christian Siriano and Tadashi shoji shows =) great pieces!
- Che

karin said...

I like all of them but my favorite is PRABAL GURUNG and Monique L.Great post!!Kisses from

Joyce said...

Wow I love all of these, I am even kind of excited for spring now. Everything is just so pretty, I especially love Jason Wu. And yes, that would be awesome if you could do coverage on fashion week :) I like the way that you organize the posts.

Ember Drake said...

I've been looking forward to your Fashion Week posts! :-D You always give such a great run-down on all the shows!

I really love the Jason Wu collection this time - the midnight shades and sheer skirts are just stunning!


A Daft Scots Lass said...

Such interesting colours. I love the coral splashes.

nini said...

2013 looks promising "m in love"
beautiful collections! loved the pastel colors !
Looking forward to seeeing more!

Linde Lou said...

Great inspiration!

Jessille said...

amazing post and also the collection. really love how you describe every part of the fashion show
btw mind to fllow each other?

Rikki said...

loving all the pastels and the corals! lovely collections!
good idea!! :) x

Diana said...

Such a lovely post, I love your blog¡¡
Take a look and if you want we can follow each others on GFC,FB, Twitter and Chicisimo.


Daniella said...

Hi sweetie, hope you had a lovely weekend! Sam this is a great post, amazing coverage! Sooo many beautiful collections for us to see. I am loving pretty much every look of the Jason Wu collection, truly amazing! :)

Take care,

Daniella xox

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! I'm happy about this post cause I had few chance to see well the collections, so far my fav is Jason Wu! It rocks!! But these all are amazing, Im waiting that NYFW will finish to review well too, so yes dear I will be happy with a fashion coverage this Sep! kisses and happy monday!:*

Petticoat Playground said...

Love Wu and Gurung! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love NYFW! My top picks so far are from jason Wu, Monique Lhuillier, Prabal Gurung, and Tadashi Shoji for color and texture!

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Alessandra said...

Inspiring images!!!

Stefania said...

Great post dear!!So interesting!!

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Elle Sees said...

I always love your coverage

Nicoleta_B said...

So beautiful post, my dear!

Have a great week,


New post: Milan VFNO - Focus on TOD'S!

Denise said...

I loved Honor and Tadashi Shoji! Some others with the skater skirts, but those two brands had all to do with me!
Guess if I'm not carefully choosing skater skirts and other things I like to include in my handluggage! A bit more than 3 weeks! :)

Bodil Huisman said...

Amazing collections, I especially like the Jason Wu and the Honor collection. Gorgeous pieces in such pretty colours.


Wynne Prasetyo said...

Jason Wu and Monique Lhuillier are killing it.


BFMichaela said...

your blog is amazing :) good job

Bailey Schneider said...

What I would give to go to NYFW! Amazing fashion! Wow

Jessica said...

i want it allll!


Diana (double-ganger) said...

Wow! Awesome post!
Happy week!

Samantha Oxborrow said...

absolutely adore the Honor, Christian Siriano and Nicole Miller collections! The others are, obviously, amazing too! xxx

Margaret Cruzemark said...

You have manage to make my heart beats like crazy seeing these amazing pics with these uber cool clothes!!
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

Mina Masotina said...

The Nicole Miller collection, and the Monique Lhuiller one are GREAT! My favorites ever :) Mina.
My blog: The Style Fever

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

I love this! My favorite is Siriano, lovely!

Caitie Schlisserman said...

I've really loved so many collections so far! I hope that I'll be able to make it to fashion week in february! I'm sad I'm not in NYC!


t said...

Some nice looks!

Zoe Concepción said...

I wish I was there seeing the performances...
Love the Monique Lhuillier's collection, some great shapes and colors :)

Tammy Lau said...

yup..I love how you put things yes, pls please post more so we can have a clear picture.!! so after seeing all the collections together in one post..I confirmed..I really like BCBG the best!!! very wearable and beautiful:)))


-Awi- said...

dresses are so beautiful, i do not know which one to take care of :))

Adeola Naomi said...

I will love to see more fashion week coverage dear, due to my super busy life right I haven't being able to keep up as I will love to, I love BCBG & Prabal Gurung and Victoria Beckham.
I also saw Zac Posen on my phone today during a break in the clinic and I loved it.
Thanks for your love dear, I am still looking and waiting for responses with that with the job hunting, have you received your package yet? Hope your week hit on a great start too.

aki! said...

Knew I could depend on you for NYFW. I love Jason Wu and Christian Siriano, but I didn't really know about Honor. New favorite.

Alice Oliveira said...

I love this favorite is Jason Wu :)


Paris said...

Love love love NY Fashion Week! Beyond excited to see more of your coverage Sam :)


K.I.S.S. said...

Like your blog!
Would u like to follow each other sweety?

Elisabeth said...

These collages are great! I think this is an excellent way of presenting the wide range of collections. Do you present your favorites, the ones that have stood out from the rest or how do you choose the collections? I have also reacted on Monique Lhuillier's collection and will present it later this week. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!

E from Helsinki

VintageDanielle said...

Honor and Christian Siriano are my favorites, love the glitter and glam.