Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 - Part 2

New York Fashion Week
Spring/Summer 2013
Part Two

The exciting second chapter of New York Fashion Week, where we see pastels, black & white, orange and blues rule. For Part One snap this. For a larger view, click on the images.

Donna Karan

Palette: A hazy blend of antique white, spa green, flushed rose, lunar blue, apricot, honey, navy and ice grey.
Silhouettes: Elegantly draped and folded dresses, fitted bodices with floaty asymmetrical skirts, cropped coats, lightly sequined evening gowns and an overall easiness of shapes.
Textiles: Silk, cotton, gazar, linens, chiffon, jersey, sequins, raffia and crepe. 
Theme: The ethereal lightness of Spring.
Styling: Ankle-tied gladiator sandals, prettily up-styled buns with ribbon Alice bands and conspicuous cerise shaded eyes.


Palette: Nature-tones of stone, moss green, cobalt, sky blue, sand, sienna, black & gold.
Silhouettes: Expertly tailored trenches and caped coats, tasseled fringing, front-pocket pencil skirts, draped cocktail dresses and scarf wrapped tops, blazers and skirts.
Textiles: Fine stripes, fringing, silk, cotton and exotic art deco prints. 
Theme: Nomadic Sophisticate.
Styling: Strappy knee-high open-toe gladiator boots by Gianvitto Rossi and distinctively draped neck scarves. Models wore a side-parted low chignon with minimal makeup.

Carolina Herrera

Palette: Lemon, sea foam green, bright citrus orange, glacier white, pale blue ecru & black.
Silhouettes: Long, flowing maxi dresses embellished with beads, sponge printed skirts and collared shirts, billowy bishop sleeves with cuffs, colour-block column gowns, sheer yokes and hemlines just above the ankle.
Textiles: Silk chiffon, organza, georgette, tulle, lace and curl-embroidered motifs. 
Theme: Fluid Femininity
Styling: Cross-strap sandals, skinny belts, sleek straight hair and a smokey eye.

Victoria Beckham

Palette: The unfailingly chic combination of black, white and red, tinged with nude.
Silhouettes: The signature Beckham body con dresses, this time more athletic with sheer inserts, visible bra-straps and collars. Crisp buttoned-up shirts, tailored trousers and maxis, lingerie-like sheaths and the cool curved jacket to throw over them all.
Textiles: Lattice-work, chiffon, lace trims, mesh and georgette.
Theme: The Modern Minimalist  
Styling: Rectangular leather clutch bags, hats, Manolo Blahnik shin-hugging gladiator sandals, peep-toe ankle boots and masculine buckled loafers. Models wore natural makeup and sported a behind-the-ears middle-parted hairstyle.

Diane von Furstenburg

Palette: A vibrant fruit salad of shades in tangerine, acid green, aqua, bronze, peach-coral, sunshine yellow, navy and white.
Silhouettes: Relaxed tailoring and draping, the casual day coat, longer length colour-blocked tunics over trousers, billowy gowns, jumpsuits and the dependable DVF wrap dress, of course.
Textiles: Abstract prints and tie-dye, shimmering sequins, crepe and silk.
Theme: Fashion tales from a traveling gypsy princess
Styling: Futuristic Google glasses, metallic belts & collars, silver bell embellished heels, chain-trimmed ankle straps on shoes in bright shades, semi-straight hair and clean makeup.
Marc Jacobs

Palette: Monochromatic black and white, with a sweep of khaki beige and plum.
Silhouettes: Lean, elongated shapes, vertical and horizontal striped dresses, straight necklines, oversized coats, low-slung skirts, streamlined maxi gowns, ruffled two-tone collars, scalloped and linear shredded skirts.
Textiles: A multitude of stripes,  leather leopard and checkerboard print in sequins.
Theme: The psychedelic striped 60's
Styling: Retro coifs with a wide side fringe, shadowy black eye-makeup, pointy-toe single-strap pumps and matching striped handbags.

Alexander Wang

Palette: An urbane palette of black, glow-in-the-dark white, beige and molten silver.
Silhouettes: Strong boxy shapes, shirt dresses & oversized tees, athletic shaped sweaters with rounded shoulders, parka jackets & cropped tops. Slinky dresses with linear & wavy cut-outs, made from strips of fabrics that were almost invisibly held together by fishing wire.
Textiles: Exotic leather, cable knit, cotton, rubberized twill and mesh.
Theme: Futuristic Sports Luxe 
Styling: Slicked back hair in a ponytail with electric tape down the middle, flesh tone make-up, dominatrix style sandals, some strapped at the knee, baseball hats and woven bags.

Zac Posen

Palette: Rich ruby red, olive, teal, amber, ivory, black, navy and blue-grey. 
Silhouettes: The iconic Posen fish-tail skirt, structured corsets with strapless sweetheart necklines, fitted tux blazers, tulle lined peplums, stiff satin gowns, knee-length cocktail dresses with box pleating.
Textiles: Silk crepe, duchess satin, chiffon florals, rose embroidery, organza and tulle. 
Theme: Retro Hollywood Glamour
Styling: The bevy of renowned supermodels including Naomi Campbell, Coco Rocha, Karolina Kurkova and Isabeli Fontana, were styled with smooth set-back waves, loads of lashes, cat-eye shades and satin ankle-strap pumps.

Which is your favourite collection from Part Two of New York Fashion Week?


blackberryfashion said...

I don't know which one is the best, because all of them are stunning :)

The. Name. Is. Isabel. :O said...

Zac Posen and Victoria Beckham were definitely the best!

Megan Diaz said...

Impossible to pick a favorite...SO many beautiful items!

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Nicola @ The Sequin Cinderella said...

Wow I would have loved to have been in New York for fashion week

Josie said...

Loving these Fashion Week posts Sam! I don't have as much time as I'd like to keep up with the shows so these are so useful. Totally swooning over Altuzzara.
I'll always have time to check out your blog, it really is one of my favourites. Work is going well thanks, hectic but loads of fun! xxx

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Fabulous post, Sam, having all of this beautiful fashion so fabulously laid out for us! Oh my gosh, those Zac Posen gowns are mouthwatering ... and you could actually see yourself wearing the Victoria Beckham pieces off the runway ... all of it is just so exciting and lovely. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me and for the sweet birthday wishes! Always a treat to see your comments ;) ~xoSandy

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Claire said...

loving the colors! DKNY looks great!

Inês de Castro said...

I loved Donna Karan, DVF and Carolina Herrera's shows :)

rolala said...

I love your FW posts! These collections are all amazing! I especially like the punchy palette of DVF and the ladylike silhouettes of Zac Posen.

You would love the Sartorialist exhibit!
Rowena @ rolala loves

VintageDanielle said...

Marc Jacobs and Donna Karan are my favorites. I love the prints of Jacob and the pastel colors of Karan.

Rebecca said...

I love the Donna Karen collection! The hues and the shapes are amazing!


Bravoe Runway said...

I think altuzarra is my favorite from this spread. These are all amazing runway looks and definitely there isn't a recurring theme for Spring, so I am looking forward to an anything goes approach.

ftashion said...

My all time favourite is Marc Jacobs and this collection is as amazing as before! I really love all the colours this season!

Fang Ting

MOSAMUSE said...

aww its great that you gave us the breakdown!! great post! my fav is Alexander Wang!

Francesca said...

Wow, beautiful collections! Great post!

Diana S.T. said...

great collections!!!!! you posted all my favorites collesctions =)

The Chic Sheet said...

There were so many great collections!!


erica marie said...

I'm gonna go with Victoria Beckham...everything in that collection is just amazing!

xo erica

Hanna & Christel said...

all these collections are so pretty!


Ember Drake said...

I love the rose and sea green tones of the Donna Karan collection - but for me, my favourite is definitely Zac Posen! All of his dresses are just stunning!


Lilli said...

I must say is pretty hard to pick up one fav, NYFW is my fav and all the collection I'm seeing are so stunning! Maybe Altuzarra's collection is what I would love to get now!!!^^:*

Francesca. said...

Wow, you've put together such a comprehensive collection of some of the best shows at NYFW! I actually adored Carolina Herrera this season, they can generally be a bit hit and miss for me, so it was lovely seeing such luxe fabrics and a gorgeous muted palette from them.
Zac Posen and Alexander Wang are always favourites of mine, too - the clean lines at Alexander Wang always have me swooning! xx

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Awesome post Sam, what a fab round up!!

I am especially drawn to Donna Karan's rose pinks and Carolina Herrera's sea foam greens - just divine! And there'll always be a space in my heart for DVF's brights, so fun!

Fictitious Fashion said...

wow sam.. u actually did that? I know how much work it takes.. woww.. kudos to you! :) Love caroloina and marc jacobs' collection!

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Anónimamoda said...

great collections!!!!!


Daniella said...

Sam my dear! What an amazing post! I am head over heels for every single collection, truly remarkable! Victoria Beckham is incredible love the minimal tailoring and the sporty vibes! Alexander Wang is also insanely amazing, I adore the colour pallet of the Donna Karen collection, especially those blue hues! Altuzarra has also taken my breath away! :)

Take care,

Daniella xox

sonia de macedo said...

He he he you know my favorite but I must add that Mr Wang's and Marc Jacobs collection where gorgeous as always!

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Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I surprised myself, I was a lot more drawn to the Donna Karan palette - I would love a wardrobe full of pieces in those hues!

Denise said...

Fantastic selection! So much that, let's say,supposing I have the possibility of buying some of the outfits... then I selected Dona Karan's cobalt blue long skirt... then Carolina Herrera's skirt with orangelateral stripes, Victoria Beckham's red skirt and jacket and some of the Zac Posen's collection! Really beautiful pieces!

Meredith Henson said...



Elle Sees said...

I love seeing them put it all together like this. Thank you

Diana (double-ganger) said...

Wow! Awesome post!
Happy week!

The Clothierin said...

great choose! Donna Karan and Marc Jacobs colections are the best one! <3
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Katie Frank said...

thank you for sharing, this is amazing post <3

Pop Champagne said...

I love all those pastel colors! so pretty :D thanks for such a detailed post on NYFW I don't need to check out any other sites anymore haha

A. said...

zac posen the best! <3

- A.

Fashion-Bridge said...

Dear Sam, you chose the best of the best and as always your review is wise, intriguing, interesting and absolutely stylish! My absolute favourites were Mrs Beckham and DvF



Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

Donna Karan's collection is absolutely gorgeous!! I love that you're giving us all the updates!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Love the color transgression in the DK looks, but my faves would have to be Altuzarra, Carolina Herrera or DVF!

Elisabeth said...

I got to love Zac Posen's dresses! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog Sam!

E from Helsinki

Nicoleta_B said...

Love so much this post!!!

Great cover!


Tammy Lau said...

LOve BCBG..but now have another favourite..Altuzarra

Amazing dear on how you put everything together in one post:)

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Tie Bow-tie said...

Such a great review! Well done!

Well... said...

Ahh, all those lovely pastel colors - I love them!

Trendy Teal

Inês Margarida Martins said...

I really love Diane von Furstenburg's collection, but they're all amazing! You have a great blog, would you like to follow eachother? Kisses from Portugal! ;)

Ashley Aspinwall said...

Great coverage of all of they shows!

xo SideSmile,

SideSmile Style Blog

Carolyna said...

Donna Karem Jacobs and Herrara love it :-)

Beauty Follower said...

All the collections create a great colour palette!

Mina Masotina said...

Totally in love with Donna Karan and Zac Posen... Cool surprise: Victoria Beckham, I like her collection, it's classy :) Mina.
My blog: The Style Fever

Rikki said...

i really like Victoria beckham's clean lines and cuts! sexy and sophisticaed and Zac posen's too!
i love how you describe each and every collection down to the model's hair and makeup! great job:) xx

Margaret Cruzemark said...

Zac Posen baby. Nothing better than that.
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

Adeola Naomi said...

Here I love Victoria Beckham and Zac Posen!!!