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    Karlie Kloss in Fall/Winter 2013 McQueen. MAGIC. 

    Karlie Kloss in Fall/Winter 2013 McQueen. MAGIC. 

    — 1 year ago with 25 notes
    #Fashion  #Paris  #PFW  #Alexander McQueen  #Sarah Burton  #Karlie Kloss  #FW13  #AH13 

    More NYFW Street Style - YoungJun Koo for theCut

    (Source: New York Magazine)

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #nyfw  #fashion  #streetstyle  #newyork  #thecut  #nymag 
    Prabal Gurung ⎜Fall/Winter 2013

    No one can say that Prabal Gurung isn’t coming up in the world. With a capsule collection for Target hitting shelves today and celebrity fans like Kate Middleton, Zoe Saldana, and Jennifer Lawrence, Gurung is undoubtedly successful. We should be grateful that amidst such success Gurung hasn’t gotten lazy. Gurung’s Fall 2013 collection is perhaps the best so far of the military-inspired duds coming down the runways this fashion week. 

    In an era where the relevance of feminism is widely debated, Gurung is selling a brand of it that most fashion-obsessed women can’t ignore. Between the leather harnesses, the structured but easy silks, and the peplum army jackets, Prabal’s woman is strong and unafraid of her power or her femininity. Its a statement that will resonate well with his die-hard fans and perhaps even win over a few customers when these strong, but adaptable pieces hit shelves come fall. 

    The footwear here is quite the standout as well. It seems that the era of the thigh-high pump has risen. We’ll surely see these beauties hanging out outside the Spring 2014 shows, but I’ll also bet on their commercial adaptations proving successful for retailers. This collection really showcases the height of American fashion, where the terms “directional” and “commercial” are not mutually exclusive. As much as this collection is a true directional statement for Gurung, it has enormous potential for retail success. 

    (Source: style.com)

    — 1 year ago
    #nyfw  #fashion  #prabalgurung  #fashionweek  #fw2013  #fall  #fallwinter2013  #newyork 

    NYFW Street Style - Phil Oh for Vogue.com

    (Source: Vogue)

    — 1 year ago
    #nyfw  #fashion  #fashionweek  #vogue  #philoh  #streetstyle 
    Rag & Bone ⎜Fall/Winter 2013

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    Rag & Bone is continuing Fall 2013’s most popular trend with its directional, but highly wearable collection. The 1940’s, aviation silhouette strikes again here. However, this time, its shown in unexpected colors and the proportions are adjusted to make it much more modern  and directional than seen elsewhere. Rag & Bone is undoubtedly a fashion darling, but this collection sees Neville and Wainwright pick up just a bit more street cred in the department of design innovation. The collection’s daring fabrications are swimmingly successful and elevate pieces beyond highly covetable seasonal staples to status items. 

    While Neville and Wainwright made their name creating expertly tailored pieces for the too cool for school New York set, their accessories have taken off in the last few years. Here we see a departure from their tried and true approach to wear-everywhere-footwear, to a more trend-focused statement. Colorful, heeled penny loafers in quilted velvet and innovative riffs on the classic mary jane make quite a bit of noise in this outing. Elevating traditionally dowdy footwear to must-have status is a coup for the Rag & Bone boys and a likely sign that we should expect bigger and better things from their collections in the coming seasons. 

    (Source: style.com)

    — 1 year ago
    #nyfw  #fashion  #fashionweek  #rag&bone  #fall2013  #fw13  #fw2013 

    NYFW Street Style - YoungJun Koo for theCut. 

    (Source: New York Magazine)

    — 1 year ago
    #nyfw  #fashion  #fashionweek  #streetstyle  #thecut  #nymag  #newyork 

    NYFW Street Style - Tommy Ton for Style.com

    (Source: style.com)

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #nyfw  #fashionweek  #streetstyle  #tommyton  #fashion 
    Yigal Azrouël ⎜Fall/Winter 2013

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    Of all the New York Fashion Week veterans, Yigal Azrouel rarely gets the credit where credit is due. Fall 2013 was clearly about growth for Azrouël, as he amplified his signature aesthetic to new heights. There was less restraint shown here than in previous seasons and it paid off. Azrouël’s dramatic, almost mysterious, take on suiting recalled a modern femme fatal and a propensity for versatility. However, the real star of the show was Azrouël’s outerwear. The quietly exaggerated forms and luxe fabrications work to great effect here. I can imagine that Azrouël’s outerwear business could multiply exponentially. Every cool girl in New York will want those coats come fall. 

    (Source: style.com)

    — 1 year ago
    #nyfw  #fashion  #fashionweek  #yigalazrouel  #yigalazrouël  #fw13  #fall2013 
    Richard Chai Love ⎜Fall/Winter 2013

    Very quickly into the start of New York Fashion Week, trends are emerging. The 1940’s utilitarian/military silhouette seems to be one of great inspiration this year. Richard Chai echoes the sentiment in his Richard Chai Love show. From bomber jackets to pencil skirts, theres a sense  of strength in the collection.  Chai’s show started with the most minimalist of the season’s offerings and grew softer, and more colorful,  as the runway procession progressed.  The collection’s laser-focus is to be admired. Chai created an updated   vision of the civilian army. Perhaps its the influence of a still-lagging economy or the waning of American consumerism that inspired the  revision of WWII silhouettes, but theres remains a sense of charm in  the revisions of staples to be found in your grandmother’s attic. 

    (Source: style.com)

    — 1 year ago
    #nyfw  #fashion  #richardchai  #richardchailove  #fw13  #fw2013  #fall2013  #newyorkfashionweek 
    Kenneth Cole⎜Fall/Winter 2013

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    It’s no secret that I love androgyny and a whole lot of leather when it comes to fashion. Kenneth Cole really delivered on that this season (his first after a seven year break from fashion week). The collection, comprised of both men’s and women’s looks, plays with the masculine/feminine dichotomy on both sides of the equation. Elongated, layered silhouettes for men and women mark a sense of the way young and fashionable New Yorkers are dressing today. Cole’s models look like urban warriors unphased by trends or traditional codes of dress. 

    The styling here is rather inspired, if a little busy. Ultimately, though, the heavy layering shows off the versatility of the pieces and their potential for seasons of wear. There’s perhaps a 1940s utilitarian influence here, which in the minds of the fashion industry could only mean one thing: an onslaught of Marlena Dietrich inspired editorials. Either way, this collection suggests that despite his absence from the runway, Cole hasn’t lost his vision. 

     

    — 1 year ago
    #nyfw  #fall 2013  #fashion  #kennethcole