New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2013 Day 3 Recap
New York is a crazy place and one of the reasons for this is the wild amount of fashion that surrounds the people of Manhattan in their everyday lives. It’s on billboards, in shop windows, and all over the subway stations. There is fashion on the 8 million people who live there and it is certainly all over the runways at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for Spring 2013.
Today was Nicole Miller who showed a medley of prints ranging from floral to star-gazer. Then there was Helmut Lang who showed kaleidoscopic flower prints, and then there was Jason Wu’s black and white collection with lots of leather and white prints of… guess what… flowers! The color blocking trend continues at St. John and See by Chloe, and finally a collection shrouded in mystery and head wraps and dipped in muted colors by Yigal Azrouël. Day three was certainly a spoonful of taste from all the pots.
I’ll do these in groups so you don’t get bored so first up is the printed pro’s. This includes Nicole Miller (who dominated the prints today), Helmut Lang, and a little Jason Wu. The reason Jason Wu is in this category is because he also included a floral print on a few of his black and white pieces. Nicole Miller was probably the vest example of these fabulous florals and her use of subtle colors and magnificent contrast of masculine and feminine were to be applauded. Finally Helmut Lang produced a few pieces that were basically a kaleidoscope on flower power and demonstrated the magnificence of the complexly simple devices.
Next up was the color blocking biotches! St. John and See by Chloe decided to rob a paint shop at gunpoint and splatter each color on a different canvas making a… lot of painted canvases… the point is, they each took the color blocked trend to new heights. At times the term color blocking can mean mixing large groups of color on a wardrobe while other times it means simply wearing all one color. That’s was what they did with tangerine, peach, banana, cobalt, and grass green. I wouldn’t recommend wearing these outfits the way they were shown on the runway but rather mixing them with other solids creating a Piet Mondrian feel.
Lastly I have to mention the… interesting collection shown by Yigal Azrouël. Azrouël took incredibe fabrics like leather, knits, and fine cottons and dyed them with starch white, sandstone, black, and one in washed blue creating a sombre feeling which was then heightened by the hoods he designed for the models to wear. The renaissance feeling was only intensified by the way the dresses woud drape widely and billow out around the models as they walked. Altogether it was a nice collection but lacked in presentation and saleability.
Day 3 was nice but I’m PUMPED for Day 4! Stay Tuned!