Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week is wrapping up, with London’s already upon us. It was a whirlwind of visual stimulation as designers pulled out all the stops, offering up reinterpretations of vintage classics and some brand new ideas for spring. Here are five shows that stood out above the rest.
All photos via Vogue.com
Alexander Wang - Saturday, Sept. 8
On Saturday, Alexander Wang prepared us for the warmer months to come with a new take on cut-outs. Taking a minimalist approach to color and styling, Wang produced an avant garde collection featuring geometric pieces held together by near invisible intricate cut-out details. With warm weather predicted to last through October, we’re wishing that we could wear his beautiful pieces now.
Marc Jacobs - Monday, Sept. 10
Marc Jacobs wowed us this year with his complete 180 from last season’s romantic collection. For spring, Jacobs showcased a return to Mod in a new and exciting way, sending graphic black and white stripes and solid muted colors down the runway in the form of minimalist shift dresses and low-slung midi-skirts with crop tops. Dubbed a “fashion alchemist” by Vogue, Jacobs took an old favorite and produced modern fashion gold.
3.1 Phillip Lim - Monday, Sept. 10
While many designers have been focusing on pretty lady-like pieces for spring, Phillip Lim created a new standard for urban cool. Balancing feminine floral with hard lines, Lim showed us that it is possible to be pretty and tough. We are especially lusting after his casual-cool “I Love Nueva York” tee.
Oscar de la Renta - Tuesday, Sept. 11
In contrast to Marc Jacobs’ “mod”-ern it girl, Oscar de la Renta’s Spring ‘13 collection catered to a different kind of woman. We especially loved the bold floral jewelry and flowing lace accents.
Tory Burch - Tuesday, Sept. 11
Tory Burch’s collection contained a combination that seemed to elude other designers: couture + wearability. The beautiful pieces sent down the runway exuded a sort of glamorous easiness that could translate to the everyday. Dresses were paired with flat loafers that any New Yorker could walk miles in and featured lovely beaded and embroidered details that had us begging for more.
These are just a few of our favorite shows, but there were so many more. What collection made you swoon?