New York Fashion Week SS13

From Proenza to Marc by Marc, the StyleNest team roundup the best of New York Fashion Week.

Proenza Schouler show, Spring Summer 2013, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, New York, America - 12 Sep 2012

Proenza Schouler show, Spring Summer 2013, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, New York, America – 12 Sep 2012

Fashion Week has arrived and New York kicked off the month long fashion event with a bang. Fear not if you missed out, simply read our highlights from the past week to find out all about the trends for SS13.

First up on our hotlist is Thakoon. Since producing his first collection in 2004, Thakoon Panichgul immediately won the hearts of the fashion press, including a certain Ms Wintour. Thakoon’s mainline collection was whimsical with delicate floral and bird prints complementing ladylike dresses. His spellbinding mainline collection was incorporated into his Additions collection, also showing at NYFW.

Thakoon Addition, his more affordable and wearable collection, was comprised of precise tailoring with with an American, wholesome “cutesy” touch. The designer himself commented that the collection was made for the American girl in mind and combines denim imitation fabrics with Tencel and silk and worn chambray. Feminine broderie anglaise, disty floral prints and dusky pink candy stripes make up over sized, miss-print stripe tees, skirts and fine knit twin sets. StyleNest can’t wait for the season’s to change and to get our hands on this casual chic collection.

Next is a StyleNest favourite, Helmut Lang. Synonymous for their edgy, asymmetric, sharp tailoring, distressed fabrics and of course…transeasonal black theme. However, for the SS13 collection, Nicole and Michael Colovos have taken a departure from their signature aesthetic and injected bold colour and intricate prints. Burnt orange and sea blue with deconstructed sports style jackets along with medallion motif jackets were at the heart of the collection. For those, not able to face change, there is a trusty little black short (LBS) ensemble with motocross jacket and wet look tee. Phew.

Another favourite designer from NYFW showing this week was Alexander Wang. SS13 sees Wang channelling what he does best, the sporty, deconstructed look. Angular lines with feminine signature sheer panels sees Wang return to his American, sports-luxe aesthetic which rocketed him onto the pages of glossies worldwide. Leather dresses with cut-out zebra waves, hooded tops and feminine dresses with three-dimensional texture were the standout pieces of the collection. Sporty, sexy and oh so cool – Wang triumphed again.

Another New York favourite has to be 3.1 Phillip Lim. Dungarees, plaid, frayed denim and I Love Neuvo York tees transported us back to the 90s.  Using his “Cut-UP” technique, deconstructed fabrics, frayed edges, asymmetrical designs gave this SS13 collection a grown-up grunge feel.

Marc Jacobs show, Spring 2013, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, New York, America - 10 Sep 2012

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Marc Jacobs show, Spring 2013, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, New York, America – 10 Sep 2012

For Proenza Schouler, patchwork leather and exotic skins made up their spring collection for 2013. Vibrant silks contrasted with deconstructed leather and A-line skirts paired with the spring signature cropped jacket make for an abstract and edgy collection.

A highlight of NYFW is always Marc Jacobs and the Marc By Marc shows. His mainline collection was paired down in comparison to his previous seasons. Monochrome, simple bold stripes and clean lines took on a chic ladylike 60s aesthetic. Think Jackie O meets Edie Sedgwick. As always, Marc BY Marc was bold, vibrant and fun. 1982 was the inspiration behind the collection, think ET, The Face, Annie Lennox. Turbans, Arab scarves, paper bag waists all came in a kaleidoscope of colours, prints and textures.

We couldn’t round up NYFW without mentioning our very own Victoria Beckham. Crisp fabrics, sharp tailoring, clean lines were all present. Sporty A-Line skirts were sexy yet sophisticated whilst the palette of black, white and red gave her collection a modern, minimalist edge.

Finally, new on the fashion scene and one to look out for was, Prabal Gurung. StyleNest love the casual and sporty separates with bird wing tee and full-length skirt as well as tailored pants and tailcoat. The chiffon cape tops made a frequent appearance throughout the collection and a good one at that. The over embellishments of frills, feathers and crystals didn’t win us over but there are definitely some sharp key pieces.

It’s hard to think towards next spring when autumn has only just struck but with London Fashion Week starting tomorrow, New York have already set the boundaries for a feminine and sporty year to come. With stripes, leather, florals and lace, you can wave goodbye to your pastels.

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