New York Fashion Week Spring 2013: What will you be wearing next season?
New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 is in full swing and the runway videos keep rolling in. From backstage beauty coverage to live catwalk shows, interviews with top designers, and stiletto-clad models, FashionTV has the hottest seat in the house.
Here’s our roundup of what’s been happening this week.
During NYFW, Lincoln Center and MILK Studios become second homes to fashion editors, bloggers, stylists, photographers, buyers, and quite frankly everyone in the fashion circuit.
The first day kicked off with a cosmic start as front row fashion mavens sat with their smartphones at-the-ready to snap-up and single-out the new looks for Spring 2013.
It’s Not Just Black and White
Day 1 shows brought a true fashion week cocktail of concepts: BCBG Max Azria went for bourgeois and bondage, with black-and-white, leather and harnesses heavily dominating their Helmut Newton-inspired creations. Sixties-inspired couture, bohemian prints, and boxy silhouettes reigned strong for Creatures of the Wind. Sporty florals and midriff-bearing cuts, adorned with hologram embroidery and pastel scale motifs were the look of the moment for Richard Chai Love. And these were just SOME of our first-day loves.
Front Row Hot Seat
Day 2 and the celebrities begin to emerge! After the MTV Video Music Awards and Fashion’s Night Out came and went Thursday night, celebrity turnout at day 2 of fashion week began to pick up, as Heidi Klum graced the stage with Michael Kors and Nina Garcia at her Project Runway show. Colorful moments also came from Anna Dello Russo sporting her new range for H&M (amongst many outfit changes) at Jason Wu. Ryan Lochte was spotted sitting next to “The Hills” star Lauren Conrad at Rebecca Minkoff, and BryanBoy and Susie Bubble were front row blog royalty at Helmut Lang. Maggie Gyllenhaall was clocked enjoying the lace and layers at Rag & Bone. And we didn’t forget American Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour, who turned up at many shows including Altuzarra.
Photo: Billy Farrell (from Calvin Klein)
Back to the Runway
FashionTV saw strong color blocking and sea-inspired creations from Helmut Lang, an effortlessly chic digital fashion show from See by Chloé, old school glamour, lots of sheer, and bridal-gone-mainstream from Jason Wu (we loved the hat boxes, clutches and satchels!), and Rag & Bone embraced the parachute-look, with added details of stripes and lace.
Rebecca Minkoff and her sexy tomboy collection, accessorised by her must-have leather bags. We want every one of them!
But it wasn’t just the clothes grabbing our attention. This fashion week has seen some big comebacks on the catwalk. While news emerged that top model Coco Rocha wouldn’t be making an appearance this fashion week, our eyes began to glimmer at the sight of Carolyn Murphy as she opened the runway for Jason Wu. Murphy owned-the-show with her slicked-back blonde hair and power-red lips, dressed in a leather and lace-detailed dress. It was her first time back on the catwalk since closing a Marc Jacobs show in 2006!
Model of the moment Karlie Kloss also made her first appearance on the Wu catwalk, while her best pal Joan Smalls opened for Prabal Gurung the next day..
If Looks Could Kill
The heavens opened day three at New York Fashion Week, and stylists were seen running backstage with buckets to catch water falling from the tents. But a little rain wasn’t going to stop anyone! The shows went from strength to strength. Highlights of the day included Prabal Gurung’s catwalk of exotic bird prints, Marissa Webb’s eponymous collection at NYFW (she’s the former head designer of JCrew) and Alexander Wang's racetrack to runway collection.
Wang’s big theme this season was a cut-out stripe that sliced around futuristic silhouettes. Actress Liberty Ross opened Wang’s show and wowed the audience, dressed in a showstopping tunic dress with cutout details. But the wow factor didn’t stop there.
True to Wang-fashion, something memorable had to happen. And it did! For his grand finale Wang cut the lights to reveal that some of the dresses glow in the dark! Who’s going to top this show? Only fashion time will tell. Stay tuned on FashionTV for live coverage at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013, taking you straight to the catwalks and behind-the-scenes at the best shows.
Which was your favorite fashion show so far in New York?