Saturday, September 15, 2012

New York Fashion Week Highlights

Fashion Week swept New York City last week as designers showed their Spring 2013 collections. Here are a few highlights from the shows:

Color was the statement at the Diane von Furstenberg SS2013 show. Color-blocked combinations of pinks, acid greens and yellows floated down the runways.

Cut-out dresses were the rule at Alexander Wang. Prada started the belly-baring trend with cropped bralets and knee length skirts at their SS2012 show. For SS2013 many New York designers including Wang,  Calvin Klein and Cushnie et Ochs made a more wearable version of this trend with dresses featuring cuts outs at the mid-drift.

Oscar de la Renta is known for opulent (almost stuffy) femininity. This season his collection was injected with a a girlie edge. Suits and evening gowns in salmon pink, magenta and teal were a welcome surprise. However, not everyone was enamored with the collection. NY Times fashion writer Cathy Horyn gave it a not-so-kind review calling Mr. de la Renta a "hot dog" and the show "wonderfully cantankerous." De la Renta shot back with an open letter to Ms. Horyn in WWD yesterday calling her a "2-day old hamburger" and ending this season on a hilarious note. What is fashion week with out a little drama?!? Already can't wait until next season!

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