New York Fashion Week: Fall 2013 Trends


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Now that New York Fashion Week has ended, we take a look back at the recurring themes that we were lucky enough to see for Fall 2013 and how you can translate the trends to your personal glasses style.

Minimal colours and designs were a runway trend during New York Fashion Week.

Michael Kors explained that there is a “tug of war between the athleticism and Park Avenue polish, it can go uptown and downtown which is the best of both worlds” and to make it in the big city “you have to be built for speed and endurance and athleticism”.

Jason Wu’s show had a similar style to it with Tim Blanks, head designer, stating that “this is Park Avenue gone bad”.

Paul Hanlon, Altuzarra’s fashion hairstylist, was quoted saying that the collection was “a bit Patti Smith, not too bourgeois, the girl who goes to work during the day but parties at nighttime”.

With belted trenches and knee high boots in patent leather, Calvin Klein’s designs at New York Fashion Week followed suit to the minimal colour trend.

Of course, elaborate patterns and seductive designs were seen at New York Fashion Week with shows by Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg and Tory Birch.

As seen in the main article image, the Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2013 collection featured outfits showcasing metallics, shimmery sequins and deep, luxurious textures. With rock superstar Debbie Harry in

Continuing with the seductive design trend, Georgina Chapman and Karen Craig, head designers of Marchesa, stuck with chiffons, deep red hues and intricate detailing for their Fall 2013 collection.

Diane von Furstenberg was quoted saying that her Fall Collection was, “really going back down to the core of DVF it was a little bit inspired by David Bowie when he was young and a little bit by me when I was young […] it’s the attitude of getting dressed… life is a party”.

When asked about the inspiration behind her Fall 2013 collection, Tory Birch pays homage to artist Klimt,” I’ve always been a fan of art nouveau and I love Klimt’s work so it was really just looking at some of his works and seeing how much depth and texture and layering of colour and embellishment”.

Another trend that was seen during New York Fashion week was menswear design inspired structured pieces.

Pairing boxier piece like a single button blazer with a sexy black leather skirt was a design inspiration by Theyskens’ Theory.

Tailored to perfection pantsuits matched with open-toed heels and classic accessories were looks that The Row showed during their show.

Designer of Rag & Bone, Marcus Wainwright, states that their Fall 2013 collection is “very Rag & Bone man, but for a girl,” which is no surprise since the brand was initially just for men.

Prabal Gurung is quoted stating that, ““women have this incredible tool and asset of their femininity that they can really use and embrace it and possibly rule the world”. This statement is clearly translated into his collection which is proven by model and actress, Jaime King, who noted, “What I love about him is his brilliant mix of masculine and feminine.”

Although street style is a notable trend as of late in the fashion world, some designers decided to go the opposite direction with ultra feminine textures, lush fabrics and designs that highlight and celebrate the female figure.

Oscar de la Renta kept his looks classic with a-line skirts, classic heels and red lipstick for a pop of colour. He celebrates his 50 years in fashion this year as well as his 80th birthday.

Feminine dresses with clean lines and geometric prints were the highlights of Narciso Rodriguez’s collection at New York Fashion Week.

Modest velvet tops and full length fitted skirts were paired together at Carolina Herrera. described her Fall 2013 woman as “a heroine of the 1940’s”, walked down the runway to the renowned London Contemporary Orchestra.

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