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 appliqués, 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.


Cathy said...

Loving the bubblegum pinks in the Milly collection! Calvin Klein = pure class as always :) Have a wonderful weekend, girl!

Zoe Concepción said...

Awww Sam! I really love the dedication you put in your blog, explaining every picture and more...
I really love the Clavin Klein collection!:)
have a good day!

Ember Drake said...

This is definitely my favourite post of the series from this year's Fashion Week! :-)

I am just so in love with both the J. Mendel and Marchesa collections - I would love one of each dress! A girl can dream huh?!

Have a great weekend hun!


Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

Amazing stuff, OMG! J. Mendel, MArchesa and R. LAuren are just perfect, colors, shapes, inspiration...would deffinitelly like to have something!

fluff and fripperies said...

I love this round up, thanks so much Sam! I think Proenza Schouler
is probably my favourite of these but they are all fab xo

VintageDanielle said...

I love them all, each collection's theme works for me and I just love the usage of peplum, bright colors, and cute belts.

OanaC said...

loooove it <3

great blog

kiss u


Lilli said...

I have to say that love them all Sam! Ralph Lauren stunned me, and see there will be a pleanty of black and white for the next spring!:D Kisses and happy weekend dear!:*

Gabriele said...

Wonderful spring/summer collections, I think i like Rachel Zoe and Calvin Klein the most. I'm more into black/white and neutral earth tones, rather than pastels..

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Marchesa can do no wrong in my eyes, but I must say, Rachel Zoe and J. Mendel killed it!

Elisabeth said...

Marchesa is definately my favorite, those dresses are to die for! Thank you for your kind comment on my blog dearest Sam!

E from Helsinki

Poppy Lee Jones said...

yes i did, i bought some really cool exotic print jeans and a shirt in sandton, i'm going to post some photos soon! xx

Cambria said...

Love Mendel and Marchesa, such interesting inspirations...but that Ralph Lauren??? Just took my breath away, I'd love to wear those clothes!

<3 Cambria

Caitie Schlisserman said...

I was completely obsessed with the Milly show - loved the styling! I absolutely LOVED Karen Walker though too... possibly my number 1 this NYFW!


Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Wow! what a collection. Marchesa and Ralph Lauren do it for me ;-)
Hope you are well Sweets xx

Mina Masotina said...

OMG, only a word: Marchesa :3
Mina. My blog: The Style Fever

Estilo Hedónico said...

Thank you for your lovely comment!!
I follow you now through GFC and Bloglovin!! Follow me too!!! :)


Adeola Naomi said...

They just can't do any wrong can they?
I really an Indian Friend to send me an original hardcore Sari.

Bruna Araújo said...

Adorei o blog, muito lindo, amei tudo. Parabéns mesmo vou sempre estar aqui (:

Chris Ed said...

This part is amazing! I love Calvin Klein and J. Mendel. I´m into black/white and orange. Thank you for the nice comment and following back:)
xx chris

Alina said...

Hi! My favourite are dresses by Marchesa, love thi style!
Kisses, Alina

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Mademoiselle Kier said...

Rachel Zoe and Milly are my favourites :)

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

thank you for this, because i missed it ALL! hahaha these collections are gorgeous! i can't even pick one. everybody has truly stepped up their fashion game. :)

hope in high heels said...

I love J. Mendel because I want to wear every piece of that collection. Marchesa is interesting for its beautifully subtle take on Bollywood and Rachel Zoe for more relaxed wear. Sorry... i haven't been very good at picking one favorite!

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