We were taken on an International extravaganza at the Spring 2013 Ready to Wear showings this New York Fashion Week. The catwalks were inspired by faraway lands and willed the fash crowd to pack our bags. There were hints of India (Marchesa) and Africa (Tory Burch), detours to ancient Japan (The Row), and a throwback to the 1950s (Alice and Olivia) and medieval times (Rodarte).
Leather was a huge trend again, so if you’re still not onboard this trend, then I definitely recommend investing now, as it seems there’s longevity here. If you’re not prepared to go full-blown rocker, then opt for leather inserts or splices as Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs have.
Speaking of Marc, he once again took the Runway to fantasy level, with Australia’s very own Ruby Jean opening the show in an Edie Sedgwick inspired look.
Harnesses were huge on the runways this season, with my favourite looks presented by Herve Leger, who successfully managed to toughen up their traditional bandage dresses.
One of my favourite trends was the manipulation of sparkle into daytime fabrics, since bling is practically a religion for me, I will definitely be rocking some daytime sparkle.
Golds, nudes and reds were big everywhere, from Michael Kors to Marchesa; Natural jewel tones were presented at Rachel Roy and Rachel Zoe, and big bold colours at Catherine Malandrino and Diane Von Furstenberg. It definitely seems that this season, any colour goes!
Below is a selection of some of my favourite looks…odd that it’s so monochromatic since you all know how much I crave colour, but these styles seemed effortless, cool and chic; exactly espousing the je ne sais quoi of The Big Apple.
Amber Renae x
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