NYFW Runway Highlights: Part 1

Although Sunday started with a brief visit to the emergency room for a minor injury, I lived the rest of the day and the week in NYC — in high-style…. Attending select shows featuring collections packed with gorgeous craftsmanship for Fall 2013 and having access to some of the world’s greatest designers was truly an unforgettable experience and makes me look forward to September 2013 even more. First and foremost, I’d like to apologize for failing to update regularly, as I’ve been exhausted running between shows and various events throughout the city. Any ways, here are my favorite looks from select collections, which were truly breathtaking to view in person– in my exclusive NYFW Highlights. In the meantime, stay tuned for Part 2 of my NYFW Runway Highlights!

3.1 Phillip Lim: The latest 3.1 Phillip Lim collection was fueled with earth attitude. Lim’s inspiration this season seemed to be a mix of biker meets princess with a mix of rugged leather jackets and oversize shearling jackets with exaggerated collars. There were lots of literal references to biker aesthetics here—a preponderance of leather, patch-covered denim, and moto jackets, vests, sweatshirts, and even dresses. But the most interesting pieces in this show saw Lim interpreting his theme more liberally and conjuring a kind of shrugged-on, to-hell-with-it errant-ness. Altogether Lim was up to something really intriguing this season, giving rough looks a sense of polish.

3.1 Phillip Lim, Fall 2013

3.1 Phillip Lim, Fall 2013

Alexander Wang: From fur mittens and ribbed knit caps tucked under snoods at Alexander Wang, I should’ve taken pre-Nemo notes to withstand the elements of the storm in style. But I was particularly enamored by the way Wang brushed his mohair to give it a hairy quality, his embroidered leather appliqués on alpaca, and overstitched astrakhan with silk threads– are a force not to be reckoned with. Like always, Wang’s collection predominantly consisted of shades of grey but this time with an occasional burnt pony hair. At the moment, I’m lusting the most over Wang’s dropped waists over-size coats with the occasional crisscross detail or a draped twist of extra fabric at the midsection.

Alexander Wang, Fall 2013

Alexander Wang, Fall 2013

Altuzarra: Unlike his last season, Altuzarra neglected the embellishments and embroideries to focus more on the details of cut and tailoring. In addition to fur dominating several show-goers ensembles (including my own), it was also a leading element of Joseph Altuzarra’s runways! From fur dress necklines to fur collars and cuffs, Altuzarra’s creations rendered the perfect pieces to compliment any glamorous fashionistas wardrobe…. Another prevalent element across Altuzarra’s collection included leather coats and dresses with tiny waists and padded-out hips, and super-constructed double-breasted power suits with gunmetal buttons topped by cropped vinyl boleros.

Altuzarra, Fall 2013

Altuzarra, Fall 2013

Band of Outsiders: Band of Outsiders latest collection makes wearing jumpsuits to the office appropriate, you can easily rock them on and off duty next season. While the aesthetic of this collection was very feminine, there was definitely menswear inspired references in the pinstriped shirt dresses and  wool suiting materials. Overall this entire collection resonates well with the NERD aesthetic because it culminates high fashion with quirky elements that take geek chic dressing to a whole new level.

Band of Outsiders, Fall 2013

Band of Outsiders, Fall 2013

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