RUNWAY WRAP UP REBECCA MINKOFF…

Rebecca Minkoff FW14 NYFW

 

She did it again! This season Rebecca Minkoff delivered yet another electrifying runway show which included models rocking modern and chic designs all to the live beats from talented British electro-pop duo, AlunaGeorge. Working girl with edge, the collection proved cool, confident and easy to wear! ​

 

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With a charming and lively color palette, the collection saw a mix of feminine and masculine shapes, bringing to life sophisticated looks for the modern woman. Classic wool coats and relaxed trousers were teamed back with feminine blouses and flirty fabrics. Along with the killer collection, Rebecca Minkoff also brought a killer crowd with her front row featuring Carrie Underwood, Anna Kendrick and AnnaSophia Robb.

 

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RUNWAY WRAP UP BCBG…

BCBG NYFW FW14 Hero

 

While celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary, BCBG Max Azria was definitely not about showing off the past but how they are looking to the future. With designs full of asymmetric hemlines, mixed materials and graphic color-blocking, the collection still stayed true to the brand’s roots but in a more evolved way.

 

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Hemlines were longer, silhouettes relaxed and each outfit comprised of various layers.  Overall the collection appeared very wearable and we can already see many women coveting the range next season. Happy 25th BCBG!

 

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New York Fashion Week Round-up: Part 1

 

As New York Fashion Week winds down today, we thought it would be nice to sum up some of our favorite shows this season! From rich emerald ombré jackets to stunning copper brocade suits, fashion was ablaze with the ‘rich and royal’. If you’re in need of a fashion fix, read on…

 

Alexander Wang

Inspiration: Boxing

Highlights: Graphic silhouettes, flat angles, and foggy color palette. Wang focused heavily on outerwear, really honing his skills in tailoring for his customer’s body.

 

SHOP Alexander Wang on Bluefly!

 

Alexander Wang - New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013

 

Elizabeth and James

Inspiration: the Olsen twins actual wardrobe

Highlights: Quilted Puffer Jackets, Hidden Textures, and leather overalls. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have graduated to become two of the most influential young designers in the business and this collection proves they are in it for the long haul.

 

SHOP Elizabeth & James on Bluefly!

 

Elizabeth & James - New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013

 

Wes Gordon

Inspiration: Sgt. Pepper Kings Road – meets – Modern Harem

Highlights: Shimmery golds and copper brocades mixed with rich purple velvets and deep red suedes. Gordon may be young but his expertise is growing exponentially with a collection that is comfortably over-the-top!

 

Wes Gordon - New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013

 

Tadashi Shoji

Inspiration: Russian culture and history of Russian royal families

Highlights: Washed velvet gowns, subtle ‘regal’ prints, high necks, and “czarina” sleeves. Shoji has established himself as a member of the eveningwear elite. His dresses are celebrity fan-favorites and effortlessly survive the ebb and flow of modern trends.

 

SHOP Tadashi Shoji on Bluefly!

 

Tadashi Shoji - New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013

 

Whit

Inspiration: Marianne Faithfull in her Mick Jagger days

Highlights: Fur-collared coats, A-line dresses, and even a cameo from a jacquard-print sweatsuit. Designer Whitney Pozgay presented a beautiful collection of pieces perfected with prep-school sensibility and vintage-inflected personality.

 

Whit NY - New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013

 

Nanette Lepore

Inspiration: the recent expedition to Mars

Highlights: Dark fabrics, kaleidascope prints, and angular separates. Lepore took a different approach this season by being subversive to the young, jaunty collections of the past. She infused wearable glamour into each piece making it appropriate for all age ranges.

 

SHOP Nanette Lepore on Bluefly!

 

Nanette Lepore - New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013

 

 
 

NFYW: Rachel Zoe at Vera Wang

rachel zoe & kirsten dunst attend vera wang fashion show

 

Rachel Zoe and Kirsten Dunst both made it to Vera Wang’s Fashion Show. Rachel and Kirsten and all the other fashion fans are probably pounding the pavement hard as they make their way from show to show during New York’s Fashion Week! Kirsten and Rachel clearly have different styles, yet I’m a huge fan of both.

Kirsten is colorful and feminine. She’s not afraid of some fringe! Rachel is the opposite: sleek and chic in black. Look at Rachel’s leather pants: slim fit with a flared leg. Boot-cut leather pants! Are you fans of their looks?

 
 

NYFW Spring 2013: Naeem Khan

Naeem Khan’s 2013 collections is the epitome of luxury. You will look like a million bucks in every single look.

The collection spawns elegant floral prints, bold colors and glorious gowns of elegance. I see many of them Oscar-dress worthy of our favorite starlets. Who do you want to rock these gowns?

photos courtesy of Style.com

 
 

NYFW S/S 2013: William Okpo

A look from the William Okpo Spring 2013 collection

Under construction: William Okpo Spring 2013 left the garments' construction to convey the collection's depth

“The William Okpo girl…walks to her own beat. Her style is innate and full of simplicity,” Darlene Okpo
explained in an interview introducing the line she founded with her sister Lizzy in 2010. Five seasons later, Darlene and Lizzy Okpo have stayed true to their vision, building a following of fearless fashion fans along the way.

 

Solange Knowles was among the throng that packed the fifth floor studio at Alvin Ailey’s Joan Weill Center for a close-up of the Okpos’ spring 2013 collection. Presented amidst artfully installed displays of oranges (the fruit), the collection stuck to a palette of denim blues with pops of orange, sienna, and a paintbrush-reminiscent polka dot pattern.

 

With nary a graphic print in sight, the sisters left each garment’s careful construction to convey the depth of the collection. Contrasting denim washes added interest to culotte pockets, while denim blue fabrics tricked the eye, masquerading as dungaree. A drawstring motif carried through the collection as well, cinching mini dresses and tank tops, and tapering jeans.

 

The structured slouch of the pieces reminded me of a vintage take on Yohji Yamamoto or Commes des Garcons with heaps of modern, metropolitan flavor. I won’t be surprised if a snap of Solange rocking one of the looks ends up on her blog soon, in fact I expect it.

 

looks from the William Okpo Spring 2013 collection

Pops of sienna and contrasting denim washes added interest to the collection

 
 

NYFW Spring 2013: Monique Lhuillier

 

Purple, teal and metallic, OH MY! Monique Lhuillier’s Spring 2013 Collection is consistent with her past–it’s beyond fabulous. Last season she stuck with more solid colors. I am glad she brought some amazing prints to her Spring line. I do think she the colors are a little dark for spring, but the cuts and silhouettes are so beautiful, you can’t do anything but love. Plus, she kept on trend with peplum!

 

Now, where is the next gala so these dresses can be worn and drooled over?

 

photos courtesy of Style.com

 
 

NYFW S/S 2013: Christine Alcalay

NYFW: Christine Alcalay Spring 2013

looks from Christine Alcalay Spring 2013

Christine Alcalay’s Spring 2013 presentation, held in a white-walled sun-bleached showroom, was the picture of crisp romance. Presenting lace in tailored pieces (shirts, blouses), and pairing them with structured skirts in muted pastels, the collection seemed as equally made for a jaunts through a rolling English countryside, as it did a spring/summer stroll to work. The most successful piece in my opinion was the sheer, dotted maxi skirt complete with thigh-high slit.

 
 

Retro Garden Party Fun at the Kate Spade Spring 2013 Presentation

The 1950s are making a comeback, per the Spring 2013 Kate Spade collection.  The fabulous New York Fashion Week presentation featured punchy pinks, flouncy silhouettes, bold patterns, and quirky accessories.  Perfect for a May Day picnic!

 

Retro Chic at Kate Spade

Mint Blouse, Patterned Capris, Cateye Sunnies, and the Perfect Tote Bag! Totally Retro Glam.

Pastel Pink, Florals, and Feathers: The Ultimate in Feminine Chic

A Cropped Jacket Paired with Skinny Mint Crops and A Bold Pink Bag. Perfect for An Afternoon Stroll.


Mint Chocolate Chip and Fab!  Loving the Radio Clutch!

 
 

NYFW S/S 2013: Hervé Léger By Max Azria

 

Holy gorgeous! Hervé Léger By Max Azria Spring 2013 collection has an edgy daintiness. I think I need to explain. The collection sports leather harnesses and intertwining prints yet the crafted details are so elegant and sophisticated. The intertwining of patterns are perfection. I think you just need to see to understand fully!

 

photos by Style.com

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