Katya Leonovich took her audience on a colorful voyage during her SS 2013 Collection for New York Fashion Week. The calming use of sea green, blue, and gray charmeuse, chiffon, and silk was awe-inspiring.
Her collection, which was filled with unique prints, leather cut and hand, painted leather, and reverse peplum jackets absolutely, stunned the crowd. Models wore minimal makeup and sky-scrapping chignons accented by jeweled headbands. The line, a mix between extraterrestrial and fantasy may be a bit hard for some to understand, but offered many trends to look out for next year.
MUSIC: Michael Magnan
MAKE UP: Mizu with Maybeline Japan
HAIR: Jordan M. with Bumble & bumble
When you think of the jungle, rarely do you imagine animal prints billowing in chiffon down a runway. However, Carlos Miele’s Spring 2013 collection was just that, “a step into a hallucinatory jungle”. Many of the luxe print evening gowns were accented with heavy beads, stones & fringe for as far as the eye could see. The use of charmeuse, chiffon, color and patterns in Miele’s collection took you on a journey through a safari with looks reminicient of leopards, zebras and even modelesque giraffes.
The looks not only exudes animalistic glamour but with colors present such as blue, green, black and ivory this collection could be considered a tribal as collections can come. I could definitely look forward to fashionable celebrities like Cameron Diaz and Solange Knowles wearing these jungle-inspired designs next season but with some of his more elegant designs – it’s quite possibly that you’ll see a few of these daring looks on a red-carpet near you come awards season next year.
When playing homage to the legendary bombshells of the past, no one does it better than Norisol Ferrari. Her Spring 2013 collection, exudes the subtle sexiness of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s translated for today’s modern woman.
“Think the curves of Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, and Rita Moreno. All strong, confident women who command attention, desire and respect.” Words from fashion designer Norisol Ferrari that describes her spring 2013 collection best. Mature, yet sexy black and white looks tailored suits and mid/tea lenght dresses, both loose fitting and body pieces with nude, grey and red looks garments in between gave brought life to the runway. Legendary models Carol Alt, Alva Chinn, Karen Bjornson, and Carmen Dell’Orefice all made there way down the runway, walking in the collection hitting a home run on the mood she was portraying for her show.
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OH the Glamour! The brilliant Kati Stern pulled out all the high-fashion stops for the SS 2013 Venexiana fashion show. Billowing boas, whimsical crystal beading, and dramatic silk and taffeta gowns floated down the runway in contrast to the flashing lights and booming music in The Studio of Lincoln Center. Onlookers literally Oooed and Ahhheed as each model flaunted down the runway.
Hair and makeup was reminiscent of old Hollywood black and white films, with luscious faux lashes and perfectly contrasted sausage roll up-dos. The very romantic collection boasted of magnificent construction, ruffles, crystal appliques, and rich bold fabrics and colors. With award season approaching, many of these red carpet looks are sure to make a few appearances.
MUSIC: Ben Brunnemer
HAIR: Jefferey Reitz
Taking a dramatic, fantasy approach to Spring/Summer fashion – Mara Hoffman’s designs brought the runway to life! With a trio of ukuleles, one by one the designs began to flaunt down the runway with flirty and fun out in the sun. You won’t spot any grass skirts or coconut bras on this runway, however you will find a variety of tropical mixed prints, vibrant colors, patterns and more!
A variety of mixed prints accompanied with florescent vibes were common throughout the entire collection. A few nude pieces were also incorporated and was a great neutral addition to the bright colors that led down the runway. Look forward to seeing celebrities like Rihanna, Zoe Saldana & maybe even Beyonce wearing similar looks next year, simply because of the mixed matching patterns and colors that they’re known to wear and love. But enough of my opinion, what do you think about Mara Hoffman’s island inspired collection below?
Don’t these vibrant frocks inspire you for an early Caribbean vacation or what? Which look do you like best?
If a raspberry, ivory, teal and gray color pallet is your thing then the Son Jung Wan Spring Summer 2013 was right up your alley for the next warm weather season. The show started with a Beautiful canary pleated dress that moved effortlessly down the runway. Embellished garments, knits and chiffon pieces caught our eye but the show stoppers were these 3D lace appliqué designs.
One of our favorite pieces included a blazer that was paired with ivory lamb skin shorts and there was even a 3D romper that grace the runway. Son Jung Wan is on our favorite list for sure. Check out a few of our favorite looks below that’ll give you a great outlook on what you’ll see from Son Jun Wan next year…
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Do you want to know what the moderen jetsetter will look like next spring? Well she will definitely be wearing a look or two from the W118 by Walter Baker collection. Simple staple pieces like trousers, jackets, blazers and dresses have been taken to the next level for the young moderen, but trendy girl. Parrot Jungle Tuxedo Pants stood front and center, and spoke volumes, a Structured Mesh Peplum Jacket made our jaws drop an a Plaid Jacquard Chartreuse Blazer with Zipper Details made out wish list for spring. The presentation was also accessorized handbags and jewelry from Walter’s brand due to his latest expansion and the hottest piece of the season, skull candy head phones.
Looking for a close up of accessories? Check out exclusive instagram only pictures from the W118 by Walter Baker collection from the presentation where we got up close for some detailed shots of the handbags, accessories and more.
If I had to pick one word to describe the Noon by Noor Spring Summer 2013 Collection it would have to be Movement. Silk Chiffons floated gracefully around the models body as they floated their way down the runway! Feminine floral print , edgy metallic biker jackets, and blazers with feathers and beaded embellishment made this collection both beautiful and readily available for a wide range of customers. Sophisticated and edgy divas alike can pull the perfect spring look from this line.
Shaikha Noor Al Khalifa and Shaikha Haya Al Khalifa, the designers of Noon by Noor ended the show with amazing evening wear. The Final look was a one sleeve peach silk shiffon cow neck dress with a thigh hig slit, can we say red carpet moment!
A calming mood was set at Milk Studios as “Manhattan” by Cat Power played and the lights dimmed low just in time for the first look for Costello Tagliapietra. The inspiring collection was filled with wonderfully ruched wrap dresses, beautiful draping, muted cool tones of blue, green, coral, and the duo designers unique “AirDye” dying technique. Hair for the show was tasseled and wind-blown while makeup for the models was slightly dramatic with a combined rosy eye and cheek look. Many of the collections ruching and pleated looks are very forgivable and will wear well on a variety of body types. The many day- to-night dresses will go over well with the busy working woman on the go. Overall once this RTW collection will be wearable once it hits the store shelves early next year.
MAKEUP: M. A.C.
MUSIC: The Mishapes
HAIR: Rita Hazan Salon
NAILS: Essie for Beauty.com
You don’t have to hang out under the tents of Lincoln Center for New York Fashion Week to spot the latest styles & fashion collections. Filled with fashion editors, bloggers, celebrities and, of course, models, hotels & brands will be celebrating with parties, panels, shopping and specialty drinks all week long. If you know me, then you know I’m a “No Fuss” kinda gal. I just don’t do large crowds & chaos well…lol. Sure I’ll make my way at a few of my favorite shows & presentations – but more than likely I’ll be taking it smooth, easy and have the D&D team handle NYFW this season. (After traveling for 23 days straight – I think I deserve it.) So if you’re looking for me, here are a few of my places you might find me to relax, relate & rub shoulders with the tastemakers of New York Fashion Week.
MERCEDES-BENZ STAR LOUNGE IN LINCOLN CENTER. Known as the “sanctuary” within the tents of Lincoln Center. This invite-only hospitality suite is a haven for designers & celebrities to relax & reflect from the hustle and bustle of fashion week shows. In addition to hosting the Star Lounge, Mercedes Benz will also host a “Fit for Fashion” event on Friday, September 7th at 4pm in the lobby of Lincoln Center by the G-Class display. This invite-only media event, hosted by Joey Gonzalez of Barry’s Bootcamp along with special appearances by Supermodel Joan Smalls and Olympic Gold Medalist Alex Morgan, celebrates the brand’s most iconic SUV – the G-Class. Whether cruising the cobblestone streets of SoHo or going seriously off-road, its sculpted, muscular body and hand-crafted interior make it fit for fashion….are you? Mercedes-Benz is partnering with Barry’s Bootcamp to show you how. Rounding off the NYFW kick-off is an invite-only party to toast Carine Roitfeld’s CR FASHION BOOK on Saturday, September 8th at 9pm. Throughout the evening, a fleet of G-Class vehicles, the stars of Mercedes- Benz Fashion Week, will be showcased in front of The Frick Collection as well as used to transport VIP guests. Mercedes-Benz will have advance copies of CR FASHION BOOK in the Star Lounge for a sneak peek before the big reveal on Thursday, September 13th.
MANDARIN ORIENTAL, NEW YORK 80 Columbus Circle, at 60th Street, (866) 801-8880; Mandarinoriental.com/newyork. In MObar on the 35th floor of the hotel will be the “HTC Lounge: Media Headquarters for Fashion Week,” where fashion bloggers, editors and journalists can charge their phones, enjoy free Wi-Fi and snacks, and watch footage of runway shows above the scrum of photographers and editors on the streets below. There will also be an invitation-only designer Q. and A. series with Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs (Sunday), Yuna Yang (Tuesday), and Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte (Sept. 13). Can’t make it to the lounge? You can follow along on Twitter using the hashtags #MOFashion and #HTCMADE.
THE EMPIRE HOTEL, 44 West 63rd Street, (212) 265-7400; Empirehotelnyc.com.? During New York Fashion Week, the Empire will enable would-be models to get free makeovers inspired by the latest runway looks at the Allure Lounge Colored by Maybelline New York (updates @AllureLounge), Thursday through Sept. 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 63rd Street side of the Empire Hotel, off of the lobby. (Members of the news media and V.I.P.’s have their own lounge, Allure Upstairs). The public lounge will have live streams of fashion shows, free samples and refreshments. Maybelline makeup artists will offer touch-ups, the Ricardo Rojas Salon will give women “high fashion” ponytails, SkinMedica will offer skin consultations and Bioxidea will provide hand treatments. There will be iPads located throughout the lounge to allow guests to shop online with the hotel’s partners. And at a fragrance bar, visitors who make a purchase from certain designers on Macys.com or Sephora.com will receive a gift.
DREAM NEW YORK, 210 West 55th Street, (866) 437-3266; Dreamny.com.?Beginning Thursday in the hotel’s Ava penthouse lounge, the makeup artist Ramy will host a nightly “beauty therapy bar” where guests can sample products and have their brows shaped free. HUDSON HOTEL?356 West 58th Street, (212) 554-6000; Hudsonhotel.com.?With its intimate rooftop and proximity to Lincoln Center, the Hudson is bound to lure its share of fashion plates. For instance, on Wednesday there will be a street-style runway show put together by 20 fashion directors, editors and bloggers, including people from Vogue, W magazine, Bloomingdale’s, Complex magazine, Vice magazine, Selectism/Highsnobiety.
Will you be in the heart of New York Fashion Week excitement or are you planning to check out a few of the NYFW VIP suites & lounges?