Ralph Lauren Spring 2013
Ralph Lauren is the American in Paris…and Barcelona and perhaps Mexico City. The designer was in a jet set mood, like others this season, giving his American sportswear staples a far-flung feel.
Proenza Schouler Spring 2013
Their recent inspiration trip to a farm upstate is well-documented, and the effect on them at a philosophical level is apparent. Strips of leather and fabric are actually crowds of peoples’ faces and blown-up words, teamed with (or against?) green tropical leaf prints.
Marchesa Spring 2013
The duo freely cribbed from traditional Indian looks, like a sulwar kameez and sari in tempered citrus hues. When they kept silhouettes Western, they nevertheless added in Eastern jewelry, many like the ornate jewels brides wear on the big day.
Reed Krakoff Spring 2013
While colors stayed within a calming camel and cream range, he injected a vibrant melon that brightens things up. On other runways, such a feminine color would be girlish. Here, it was colorfully serious.
Michael Kors Spring 2013
Switching gears, evening was a little sexier. Kors cut out slinky black dresses with geometric shapes. Exposed Shoulders, necks and arms sell it.
Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2013
As strong and intense as the collection got, Rodriguez understood when a little lightness was needed. His final duo of dresses were pink, color-blocked swaths of organza and silk in flattering cuts that fluttered and moved as if on cue.
Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013
The finale was a veritable party of ballgowns and cocktail frocks, each rivaling the next in color, detail and flair. And, ultimately, fun.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2013
The prints were pretty and feminine. And young. Not babydolls per se, as worn in the Nineties, but one could see a pixie-ish 21-year-old Winona Ryder donning some of these sweet frocks.
Vera Wang Spring 2013
While Wang finished with head-to-toe gold lace, her palette evolved from crisp white and blue to greens and lime, with a shot of purple. For the girl who dreams of wearing Vera, this was her collection.
The evening offerings were deep and varied, from one-shouldered looks in a bright coral to frothy confections delicately detailed with sequined flowers and applique scrolls to simple belted silhouettes. But it was all done with a light hand—such luxurious touches should be measured, after all.
Source: Nandini D’Souza