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Transparency is key once again as designers continue to persuade us to flash some skin in lighter than air fabrics perfect for the summer months ahead. Strategic see-through stripes and panels made their way onto everything from T- Shirts to skirt hems, blouses and evening gowns. Coy veiling of the feminine form with athletic undertones at Theyskens Theory and Osklen were some of the most directional looks. Tentative infusions of pale pink and deep rose at Helmut Lang and Vera Wang added a shock of color. While Jeremy Liang, Monique L’Huillier  and Jenny Packham’s delicate dresses with fluid movement were among some of the standouts  from the New York collections.
 
 

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For Spring the 1990s proved popular, albeit in more relaxed and easier to wear iterations. This time around the slip dress gets revamped with an 80s twist or late 90s minimalism as seen at Theory, where Oliver Theyskens developed a whole collection around the slip dress. The 90s staple was also reinterpreted at Osklen in bright neon colors with chiffon overlays, sexy slits and a digital palm tree print.  Even iridescent paneling ( another top trend in New York) seen at Jason Wu alluded to the light-hearted, feminine, prettiness of the slip dress. Wu opened his show with late 1990s it-girl, Karen Elson, wearing a sheer, halter slip dress subtly adorned with fading sequins at the hemline. The bias-cut slip dress can be paired with a biker jacket or deconstructed safari blazers or the new “goes with everything,” ribbed sweatshirt.
 

If there was one color that rose to the top, it was blue with watery shades being bigger than ever this season. Rachel Zoe offered a chic T-shirt dress in pale aqua, while Custo paired a pale blue top with bright summery pastel shorts. Nanette Lepore’s acquamarine bias cut silk dress made us swoon. Consumers are looking for a safe, thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium. “Placid blue or ice blue like a picture perfect tranquil and reassuring sky, induces a state of peaceful calmness,” states Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. Blue looks crisp when paired with white or other pastels, BCBG, Lela Rose and DKNY hit all the right notes. A powder blue skirt at Jenny Packham looks divine paired with yellow.  While Tracy Reese’ short black skirt paired with an embellished jacket takes you from the office or a night out on the town.

More hippie than hipster, maxi-lengths make a return to the catwalk as designers opted for feminine, figure skimming silhouettes edged with sculptural flounces. Jenny Packham, Charlotte Ronson and Badgley Mischka offer some of the best examples, for a look that is relaxed and comfortable without being frumpy. Ankle grazing prints in silk at Mara Hoffman had a tribal feel, while Custo Barcelona offered the perfect beach cover up. This flattering length serves to bring back to the fore the female allure of being a woman as seen at J. Mendel, Threeasfour and Calvin Klein. Look for whimsical pieces that go beyond the fail safe knee length when you really want a fun piece that breaks all the rules.

For spring the trousers are soft and billowing with fabric flowing around the legs in lighter than air fabrics as seen at Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Proenza Schouler, Timo Weiland, Edun and Zimmerman. And no one did them better than Olivier Theyskens.  One such ensemble, a black napa leather tee with rounded shoulders over skinny long shorts, was hardly obscured by the wispy black chiffon trousers that separated above the knee into fluttering diaphanous panels as the model walked down the catwalk. Sheer styles were all over the New York runways, but it was the floaty, lightweight organza and silk trousers that left us wanting more at Badgley Mischka. The delicate fabrics create an effortless, elegance that is absolutely bewitching to watch.


03 Apr 14 at 2 pm

Robert Geller Fall 2013 Men’s Collection


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03 Apr 14 at 2 pm

Neil Barrett Fall 2013 Men’s Collection


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03 Apr 14 at 2 pm

Michael Bastian Fall 2013 Men’s Collection


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03 Apr 14 at 2 pm

J.W. Anderson Fall 2013 Men’s Collection

Anderson played his gender-bending game once again, by taking from his women’s wear collection, and putting his male models in shoulder baring tops, and sleeveless mini-dresses. “This is my second real menswear collection,” said Anderson of his latest offering, although, of course, there have been many before. The provocateur is sure to divide public opinion, and in many ways that is the point,  His aim is to reconfigure menswear and change the state of men’s fashion.

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03 Apr 14 at 2 pm

John Varvatos Fall 2013 Men’s Collection
John Varvatos unveiled a fresh new perspective on color and texture for Fall/Winter 2013 by merging a New York sensibility with English Dandyism resulting in one of his best mens collection to date. Luscious fabrics like luxurious velvet, English tweed and wool bonded with sleek leather were offered up in ultra-slim tailored.  Smokey gray and black served as the building block for the collection, then came vivid oxbloods, electrifying blues, and iridescent royal purple which gave the collection a shock of color.

John Varvatos perpetually evokes a cool rocker vibe due to his close association with top bands and musicians. Among the irreverent cool standouts is a cropped ombre wool jacket with a graduating smokey gray to blue color layered over a long black tee and slim fitting trousers topped-off with a pair of sturdy combat boots.  A multi-toned double-breasted tweed jacket worn with black leather sleeves over a crisp white shirt and black wool trousers seemed destined to go from the office to a fancy supper club.

Electrifying color permeated his fall lineup as Varvatos sent out an oxblood tweed jack layered over a v-neck sweater worn with burgundy trousers, and a skinny three piece suit in head-to-toe Cerulean blue.

John Varvatos fall/winter 2013 collection celebrated his hard won undisputed rock heritage subtly infused with the soul of an Englishman.

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