Today I walked to The Out NY to see the Stephen Burrows SS 13 Presentation and the launch of his Pazette Barbie doll. Do you remember me blogging about the Pazette doll? Anyway I loved this season’s collection. It featured plenty of neon colors, spunky spots, and cray cray cut outs to please the young and old Stephen Burrows customer. The printed pieces varied from the bright to subdued, but blended well with the simple silhouettes of the solid pieces. Both the pants and dresses were flattering for every figure. This collection is one that makes me want to skip Fall and go straight to Spring.
Whitney Eve was such a fun show today. The music was just as young and fresh as the designs. Whitney Port, star of The Hills and The City, designed some cute short and pantsuits in muted earthy and pastel colors. I think it is pretty safe to say the short suits are officially back. I also was a fan of the cropped carrot pants with slim legs. I loved how she styled the collection by pairing tight pieces with loose pieces like body conscious skirts with oversized sweaters.
The prints and textures also added to the collection. I loved the geometric prints and the earthy muted marbled prints. The knitted sweaters and sweater tanks were cute and fuzzy and perfect for transitional weather. The knitted body conscious pieces were sexy without being tacky. The whole collection was fun and sexy and totally cool.
Tonight I went down to Milk Studios to check out The Blonds SS 13 show. Their shows always seem like one big party. Crazy cool celebrities were there like Amanda Lepore, June Ambrose, and Paris Hilton, and all the kidz were in their latest DIY fashions. The show started off with the colorful lipstick print separates and swimsuits. I loved the giant lipstick belts that came in red or pink. Of course it wouldn’t be a fashion show by The Blonds without their signature corsets.
One such corset made the model look like her breasts were exposed because the nipples of the corset were encrusted with bright red crystals. Naughty, naughty! There was also quite a bit of Latex, which I’m sure the models had a fun time getting in and out of. The finale piece was a shirt and pant that were embellished to perfection. I mean, crystals and beads were literally hanging off of them. It was to die for. The Blonds show was a blast as usual. I can’t wait for you all to see the video.
I just left the Farah Angsana show. It is always super packed at this show. The show was amazing as usual. The designer showed many looks that had a bright color scheme. Very bright, neon colors mixed with more subtle blacks and whites.
The beading and embellishments around the collars, cuffs, and waists of the models along with the deep V-necks and empire waists reminded me of the 60s in Monte Carlo or some other hot spot of the time. The evening and cocktail looks seemed perfect for any dressy occasion, but the final looks – which garnered applause from the crowd- looked fit for Rio. The collection will be perfect for spring.
Rafael Cennamo was another designer who I wasn’t that familiar with, but MY GOD!!! was I ever glad to see this presentation. With a haute couture feel that harkened back to the time of the late great Christian Dior himself, I was gobsmacked by the beauty of the collection.
Again pastel and beige reigned supreme as sea foam and mint green chiffon swirled around silver, peach, grey, and black origami and kimono gowns. Blush pink beaded gowns and embroidery showed the high level of skill this designer has. This has got to be one of the most beautiful collections I have ever seen.
Today I went to the Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center to see the Nina Skarra show. I was not very familiar with the Scandinavian designer before, but I really loved what I saw today. I love shows where the audience voices their opinion in a pleasant way.
I really enjoyed the long flows maxi skirts that were paired with gauzy blouses and some barely there see thru blouses. The 1920s style flapper dresses were light and right for spring. The knit pieces were a personal fave of mine. While some might think they were too heavy for spring, I can assure you they are just light enough to layer and transition you over from the winter. Knitted in an Art Deco style design, the knitter in me seriously wanted the pattern for myself. The color palette, which ranged from navy blue, to beige, to pastel pink and blue were right on trend with what I had seen in other collections this week.
With all the oohs and ahhs coming from the crowd and the celebrities in attendance, like Lil Kim, Angela Simmons, and stylist June Ambrose with cute daughter in tow, you should be seeing these clothes on a red carpet shortly.
The Noon by Noor show was the first show I went to for the NYFW SS 13 season. It was a great way to start New York Fashion Week. With music by the likes of Prince and MIA and socialites like Nicki Hilton and Olivia Palermo in the crowd, you knew the show was going to be young and hip and fresh.
The collection revolved around pantsuits, dresses, and jumpsuits that played with lengths and textures. There were beautiful long maxi length dresses with high splits that either came out on the runway with 3/4 length sleeves, short sleeves, or were strapless. There were also cropped pantsuits and pantsuits that came in short shorts or Bermuda shorts.The fabric, to me, was the best part of the collection. The jumpsuits mixed lengths too. There was a mix between soft and hard textured fabrics mixed with prints and metallics in teal, orange, shiny and matte gold, and bright neon coral. This collection is perfect for the young and hip woman looking for something fresh to wear this spring.