NYFW SS 13 Diary — Part 3
Ladies and gentleman that is a wrap! This fashion week was incredible. I got to go to so many shows I would have never possibly imagined (ahem! Oscar de la Renta!), and now that it’s all over I actually miss all the running around and having a reason to wear feathers at 9AM.
Below are my own personal snapshots as well as some from Style.com that I wasn’t able to capture on my camera.
There isn’t a collection I haven’t loved of Carolina’s, and I’ve been obsessed with her since before I was even involved in the fashion world. She understands and respects the female figure but isn’t afraid to take risks in fabric and textiles. It is a dream of mine to one day wear her designs.
Carlos Miele holds a special place in my heart as his collections always inspire me to dress outside of my comfort zone. Animal print chiffon dresses? Not usually my thing; but this collection already has thinking about evening soirees that give me an excuse to wear something totally different and unexpected. I also hope that it’s super windy on that night because Miele’s pieces move beautifully.
I just feel like Tibi gets me, you know? The collections are simple but have that necessary edginess that makes you stand out against the rest. I’ve never received so many compliments as when I wore her Spring 2012 aqua dress to my friend’s wedding, and I cannot wait to get hands on this Spring 2013 collection — especially those heels! I love anything that nuzzles around my toe. That sounds dirty, but it isn’t meant to…
My vintage Angel Sanchez bag is almost always strung on my shoulder, so when I found out the Spanish designer was coming to NY Fashion Week I was ecstatic. To be able to see his pieces first hand was beyond . Lazer cutouts, delicate floral embellishments, and all kinds of geometric shapes decorated his feminine dresses that I haven’t been able to get out of my head.
Hi, is there a red carpet I can go to? Reem Acra designs gowns that a princess would dream of. Tulle, sequins, cut outs, chiffon, homegirl does it all! I’m by no means engaged, but she’s going in my brain’s filing cabinet for potential wedding gowns.
Sachin + Babi
Sheesherino! I love everything aztec, and Sachin + Babi delivered a collection heavily saturated in the textile. The couple drew inspiration from a photo of a backpacking trip through Mongolia (something on my bucket list), and added a rocker chic military vibe to each of the luscious prints and fabrics.
Oscar de la Renta
Getting an invitation to Oscar de la Renta is like winning the lottery. I’ve never won the lottery, but I can imagine my excitement winning a million bucks being quite similar to the ODLR invite landing in my mailbox. Squeee! F#CK! MOTHER OF PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY!
I went camera happy for this collection as it had a little something for every part of my style aesthetic. Tulle gowns, short, flirty feather dresses, structured edgy blazers, lazer cut leather boots, sweet tea-length dresses, pencil skirts in colorful prints — the list goes on forever. I just love Oscar. But who doesn’t?
Attending the Marchesa show is always a treat — even when you almost get knocked over because Kanye and Kim Kardashian show up and throw everyone into a tizzy.
This year designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig drew inspiration from India in the 60s, sending out sari inspired gowns with the kind of beadwork you only find in couture.
LEATHER! I gotta have it! And so does Proenza Schouler! This season the Proenza boys outdid themselves with perforated leathers embellished with grommets, fit-n-flare dresses done up in digital photo prints (my personal favorite was of a swimming pool), and this season’s must-have, the lace-up boot. Just add this entire list to all the other Proenza collections that have tallied up in my must-have binder.