Tuesday, September 17, 2013

NYFW: Summing it all up

Hi to all GTL blog fans (old and new ones). It has been over a week since we posted in our blog. Last week,  we were busy, excited, eager and in awe of what top level New York fashion designers are proposing for Spring summer 2013/14.

Some of the trends/styles that dominated the catwalk at the New York Fashion Week were:

  • pleats
  • mannish shirts and trousers
  • pencil skirts
  • oversized jackets
  • fringes 
  • sheer, organza
  • lace

It seems that black and white is here to stay. Narcisio Ridriguez, Ralph lauren, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera are amongst the designers that are still proposing monochrome for Spring/Summer 2014. Even though, Ralph Lauren made a striking change in his catwalk from monochrome to acid-bright colors. 

Calvin Klein - oversized sheer blouses

Calvin Klein - fringe 
Carolina Herrera - monochrome
Ralph Lauren - monochrome school girl look
Ralph Lauren - monochrome school girl look

Ralph Lauren - striking change to bright colors

Earth tone and pastel colors will also be very popular. Amongst the designers who are proposing these colors are Micheal Kors and Phillip Lim, with the latter describing his collection as  "as a survey of raw landscapes and terrains". Safari separates also ruled the runway at Micheal Kors.  

Micheal Kors - Safari 
Phillip Lim - oversized sheer blouses 

Phillip Lim - Pastel colors, oversized jackets

Narcisio Rodriguez introduced the "half skirt" that is the skirt & shorts hybrid. His collection consisted mainly in masculine cut garments with layers of shine and lace to give that feminine look. 

Narcisio Rodriguez - black & white

Narcisio Rodriguez - "half skirt"

I was very intrigued with Donna Karan's collection. She described her collection as one which " was about bringing day into night". Karan proposes mannish shirts, ethnic prints,  and artisanal bags and belts.  Karan,  "blended primitive motifs and hand blocked prints with artisanal quality."  What stood out though in this collection is that garments looked both versatile and wardrobe ready.  

Donna Karan - artisanal leather bags
Donna Karan - urban ethnic prints

Mark Jacobs closed the NYFW "with a bang." His collection was very dark and aggressive with short/long matador jackets and Victorian gowns. 

Marc Jacobs - tassel matador jackets

Marc Jacobs - victorian dresses

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