NYFW Round up
If Prada is the 'artsy' brand of Europe, Marc Jacobs is the equivalent in NY. His psychedelic ss 2013 collection felt like it came out from the 60's, with speed and precision, what started out with a selection of tee shirts and long tee shirts calling out to Edie Sedgwick fans turned into a stunning selection of evening dresses with sequined patterned motifs making the collection instantaneously memorable.
Probably one of the most hyped up shows from #NYFW for ss13 is Alexander Wang's electric show, with an energy filled beat from Masters at Work models walked back and forth down the runway looking like TRON inspired robots (including the glow in the dark finale). Alexander Wang showed an impressively large choice of minimal black, white and tan leather deconstructed outfits. Girls walked up and down the runway with visors reminiscent to Kylie Minogue's 2000s 'Can't get you out of my head' video, however the collection felt very current one could say on par to labels such as Balenciaga. Despite the bad press Wang received over the past months over the working conditions of his workers we are very ecstatic to see more from him after this.
Thom Browne is slowly becoming the master of theatricality, mixing an element of architecture and dance, the cuts and patterns in his spring summer 2013 collection were an exaggerated form of conservative American fabrics, mixed with extreme silhouettes. A collection, which could easily be a child of Comme Des Garcons' cuts and Louis Vuitton choice of fabrics. We're keen on this. Go Browne!
The Rodarte sisters always seem to be on track with European trends, with silhouettes similar to brands such as Balenciaga and Proenza Schouler the collection is very feminine yet modern, with ornate detailing on some very clean cuts. What strikes us the most is the use of textures, frilling, leather and some basic knitwear, which is what Rodarte is known for. Slowly becoming good contenders to a contemporary aesthetic, we sometimes wish the sisters would show in Europe.
Images via style.com
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