Monday, 8 April 2013

New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 - Part 3

New York Fashion Week
Spring/Summer 2013
Part Three

Here is the third part to my NY Fashion Week coverage, where brights and dainty shapes rule. If you missed the first two runway posts, visit here.

Badgely Mischka

Palette: Muted metallics, champagne, pewter, coral, lavender, violet and lilac. 

Silhouettes: Tiered flutter sleeves, peplums, bustiers, floaty capelets, empire waists, ruffled rose bodices and gossamer gowns with tulle overlays and beaded embellishings.
Textiles: Tulle, tweed, organza, lace, jersey, brocade and sequins.
Theme: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Styling: Blush bridal-like makeup, romantic twisted up styles, strappy metallic & T-bar heels

Naeem Khan

Palette: Ultramarine, sky and midnight blue, black and white, sunset orange, bright coral, sunflower yellow and ivory.
Silhouettes: Long flowy kaftans, ethnic inspirations from Morocco, elaborately beaded maxi dresses, mosaic-laid trousers and coats, drapery, asymmetrical and off-the-shoulder necklines and two-tone full-skirted evening gowns.
Textiles: Digital rose, wave and sunset prints, palm patterned embroidery, leather, satin, mosaic appliqués and organza. 
Theme: Globally Infused Glamour
Styling: Flat leather sandals, slicked back middle-part hair, a ruby red lip & strong brow.

Jenny Packham

Palette: Gold, dove grey, citrus yellow, tangerine, black and white.
Silhouettes: Sparkly disco ball mini's, straight fit column gowns with three-quarter sleeves, draped bodices, embellished boleros, floor-sweeping skirts and sheer necklines.
Textiles: Chiffon, sequin paillettes and Swarovski crystals, mesh, floral beading.
Theme: Sixties Screen Siren goes to Vegas
Styling: Glittery Christian Louboutin sandals, clear clutch bags, twisted side-ponytails and a side swept fringe. Makeup featured a deep blue eyeliner and matt coral lips.

Oscar de la Renta

Palette: Polychromatic mix of daffodil yellow, red, navy, grey, cerise, rose petal pink, aquamarine and powder blue.
Silhouettes: Ladylike decadently embroidered day dresses, pantsuits, pencil skirts and peplums, cocktail shorts & chic coats, feathered skirts and strapless ball gowns with a rounded asymmetrical hem. 
Textiles: Latex, leather macramé, lace, stripes, plaid, ruffles, linen, taffeta, tulle, feathered and beaded embellishings, floral appliqués, satin and silk.
Theme: Blurring the Line Between Fun and Fanciful.
Styling: Vivid streaks of yellow, pink, red and blue were swirled into the models beehive hairstyles. Simple makeup with rosy lips. Chunky floral necklaces, earrings and brooches, bejeweled belts, bow-trimmed pumps and bright ankle-strap sandals.

Michael Kors

Palette: Azure blue, grass green, crimson red, canary yellow, navy, black and white
Silhouettes: Sporty, streamlined separates, clean lines and simple shapes jazzed up by bold stripes and broad geometric blocks. Belted trench coats, fitted sweater tops with tailored trousers & shorts, side-zipped necklines on sheaths and slender cut-out gowns.
Textiles: Sky-prints, nautical stripes, sequin paillettes, leather, crepe, zip detailing. 
Theme: Optimistically Chic
Styling: Straightened hair which was clipped at the back, bold green and blue eyeliner with nude lips. Matching bright pointy-toe PVC heels, two-tone ankle strap sandals, hand-held colour blocked handbags, metallic belts, tinted-tech googles.

Sophie Theallet

Palette: Lilac, magenta, mint, fuchsia, teal blue, black, white, russet and saffron.
Silhouettes: Light layering of sheer, contrast colour fabrics, prim collared shirt dresses, wrap cardigans placed over A-line skirts, frayed hems, exposed back zippers, airy evening gowns, V-necks and thigh-high slits.
Textiles: Sheers and knits, silk organza and dragonfly prints. 
Theme: The Contemporary Bohemian
Styling: Multi-hued t-strap sandals and pointy-toe pumps by Manolo Blahnik. Hair was pulled back in a side-parted bun, makeup featured plum smokey eyes and glossy lips.

Who is your favourite from the third round of collections? Please stay tuned for the final chapter of New York Fashion Week.

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