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Fashion & Festivity: The Best Of NYFW

September 25, 2012

I’m a little behind on this, but here are my top picks for festive fashion & downright perfection in the NYFW SS13 shows. Of course, Custo Barcelona is included in this round-up; check out my full post on that collection. Below, from minty sheers to opulent evening-wear, the most festive and amazing looks that went down the runway.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs

Head scarves + neck scarves add a lot of character to this layered, playful collection. The models look like well-dressed runaways in a Wes Anderson movie. This may also be one of the only times I agree with socks and heels.

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Nicholas K

A beautiful collection from the exponentially impressive Nicholas K, featuring solid outerwear, creative knitwear and cascading dresses. Though a spring collection, everything here is flawless for fall layering.

NYFWSS13-Nicholas K

Naeem Khan

Luxurious floor-length gowns, complex mosaic-inspired motifs and head pieces make this line fit for a queen. Another line that lends itself well to fall (or marrying into a royal family somewhere).

NYFWSS13-Naeem Khan

J.Crew

This line only gets better and better. For spring 2012, neon-sorbets, clean cut button-downs and printed pants that seriously require a pair of cute colored frames and some peach lips.

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Farah Angsana

Theater-worthy clothes you could definitely wear in Vegas without turning a head… but why not bust into a party in too-chic-for-school NYC and make some jaws drop? I can think of a few Bollywood actresses I’d love to see in these epic looks.

NYFWSS13-Farah Angsana

Diane Von Furstenberg

A sophisticated spring palette with one of my favorite combinations ever: navy, peach, and metallics. Harem pants, soft pleats, soft-tailored jackets and the inevitable DVF bold print carried this one right to my top 5.

NYFWSS13-Diane Von Furstenberg

Catherine Malandrino

Nomadic crocheted wedding dresses, dramatic jewelry and sweet style lines combined for a beautiful series of looks from Catherine Malandrino. I love the white-on-white color scheme. As Karim Rashid says, “a woman wearing white is an angel.”

NYFWSS13-Catherine Malandrino

Badgley Mischka

Metallic peaches, pewters and sheers equal adventurous elegance. Textured fabrics add depth along with a range of fringe and piece-work.

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Anna Sui

Anna usually goes over the top (I like to think of her as a well-traveled Betsey Johnson). The cheap wigs were a cute gimmick, but the colorful party dresses were total crowd-pleasers. She always uses beautiful, bold fabrics.

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Altuzarra

My #1 favorite collection from NYFW SS13. Do I really need to explain why? These silhouettes, fabrics, and finishes are ridiculously beautiful and complex.

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Tracy Reese

Pop-color sherbet color stories worked wonders on Tracy Reese’s runway, punctuated with black and metallic dramatic one pieces and  super pretty tailored separates.

NYFWSS13-Tracy Reese

Tess Giberson

Nearly all-white, this line was both powerful and elegant, with dramatic draping, utilitarian silhouettes, and Y-3 concepts. The understated sequin party dress is sure to be a best seller.

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Suno

Another in my top 5, Suno’s elegant prints and serene color scheme proves once again that they’re worth following closely: more pastels and metallics, some peplum details and cute jackets, and an overall lineup of must-have luxe spring pieces.

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Ralph Lauren

If you’ve seen their recent print ads you know Ralph Lauren is doing something very Spaniard this season. They’ve put a new twist on their trademark, amp’d up the romance, and completely stolen my heart.

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Rachel Zoe

Easy-to-wear, elegant looks for chic women who like no-fuss glamour. That pretty much sums up Rachel Zoe. She loves wide leg pants and a little extra fabric. But it’s this floor length sequin dress that really has me daydreaming…

NYFWSS13-Rachel Zoe

Rachel Roy

Reminiscent of Suno’s formula, Rachel Roy’s SS13 offering was absolutely beautiful. Delicate-but-contemporary prints were mixed with one another, contrasting color and texture while the fabrics remained breezy and fresh. A 70s inspired jumpsuit looked ready to march right into the modern office, which is an accomplishment in and of itself.

NYFWSS13-Rachel Roy

That concludes my favorites for NYFW…

I have the pleasure of attending shows each season, but it’s impossible to see it all. I am ever-grateful for the instant access of Style.com, where these images came from.

The rest of the world will have to wait, I need my siesta!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 9, 2012 9:17 PM

    There was a true spring feeling to the collection — the delicate floral prints, the sheerness, the eyelets, and the color.

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