The Best Looks from New York Fashion Week Spring 2013

Calvin Klein Spring 2013
 
As minimal and tailored as the collection was, there was a softness in some of Costa’s color choices. Like the palest cream, done in pretty paneled dresses. If it wasn’t pale, it was sheer (another big motif on the American runways)

 
 
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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.


 

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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.


 

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 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.



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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.


 

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 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.

 

 

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 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.


 

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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.

 

 

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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.


 

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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.


 

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Caroline Herrera Spring 2013

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

 

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