Rebecca Minkoff SS2013 was all about saturated hues, whites and vibrant cobalt blues, along with boxy androgynous silhouettes, and patterned bell-bottom flashbacks of the 60's and 70's. The effortless style of Minkoffs designs were showcased with impeccable taste. The flirty ensembles of colors and shapes were breathtaking on the runway. From vests that resembled canvas watercolor paintings to hippie fringe trimmings, the entire collection was cohesive. Tranquil designs are perfect for a Spring/Summer collection post "Mayan Calender End".
Jason Wu SS2013. Mr. Wu grasped the idea of monochramtic and far-surpassed a black and white tie affair. With what seemed to be a Spring/Summer Collection channelling an 1920's pin-up vibe. Jason created a beautiful array of leather detailing, high-waisted bottoms, and see-threw-just-about-everything. The performance (worthy of Gaga herself) pieces were a walk on the darker side for Jason Wu. He who seems to stick to flirty and feminine full-length tea-party gowns and silhouettes. Wu traded his talent for what lies underneath his usual collections. The clothes beyond the clothes, you could say. With numerous Oscar gown worthy pieces and a youthful spin on a black and white feature, Wu can be sure his collection is a NY favorite.
Rag & Bone SS2013. David Neville and Marcus Wainwright. When it comes to Marcus and David's collections, they seem to always head straight towards their ever-so-predictable layering and combat style. However, with their most recent endeavour for Rag & Bone, they seemed to step away from the norm and try a little Italian silk and moto vests on for size. The collection had a quality of the nitty-gritty and will be a hit with many. Still staying true to simple styles and statement pieces made for another wearable and consumer approachable collection. Bloggers, buyers and beloved fans with all be eating up the new Rag&Bone vibe. Buying every piece would not be so far-fetched, for we know how the fashion suave love a avant-garde twist on a basic men's oxford or a unconventional detail on a fitted blazer.With everything from baggy khakis to ill-fitting cropped jackets (perfect over a silhouette of any sort) the collection was a success.
Prabal Gurung SS2013. Bondage meshed and lucid shoes, eccentric patterned silk, and feathered just-about-everywhere. With a very Cirque Du "Couture"essence of styling and lengthy shapes of garments the show had an almost conservative yet sensual component. Such contrast between the feminine detailing of feathers, ruching and frills with the masculine inky hues, lusty reds and paint spattered motifs. It made each individual piece even more so delectable. I, as well as many others, can not wait to get my hands on those Spring 2013 Casadei for Prabal Gurung Runway Shoes...they are xoxo
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