men-layering-stylesNot too long ago FashionTag has made its debut into menswear (click here to read more) and here we are, as promised, peaking into something a little bit more juicy and perhaps quite helpful when it comes to what you lovely gents are wearing in everyday life, on the streets, to work, to dates, to lunches or dinners. It’s time to look into men’s street styles right from Fashion Week, as snapped by the amazing & super talented Tommy Ton. If looking into catwalk shows & styles, in order to spot next season’s trends and know what to shop and what to wear, may appear a bit too far off… FashionTag is throwing you gents some hints – street style inspiration. So what do fashion’s gurus wear on the most important week of the year? In winter? Though Spring is right around the corner (well not quite yet, but anyway) I’m sure there are some fashion staples you guys can spot and stretch them all throughout the whole year. fashion-week-2013-fall-menswear-street-style-sporty-lookIf women at FW tend to be more edgy & adventurous, I was pretty surprised to see the gentlemen opting for rather classic looks & traditional ensembles. Sure there were a few boys donning your regular sporty chic style (bright kicks, coloured trousers, jackets, caps) or bohemian looks (think tormented writers, busy photographers who don’t have time to think about what they’re wearing, nor give a damn, so they’ll be sporting sweaters, sports jackets, caps, coats… – the usual eclectic ”I don’t give a shit” mix). But all in all most lads went for the classic with a twist style and let me tell you, they looked fantastic. I mean a man in a suit (regardless of its style) will always have us ladies look twice and smile in our heads over how sexy, cool or cute the wearer is. And when I say suits I mean everything from your classic dark suit to lighter shades, plaid, chic, super smart, casual, sort of like the editor meets the rich buyer. And yes they all looked like rich Italians smoking their cigarettes, sipping their wines or coffees in their posh suits, over which they’re strutting luxurious coats, scarves and leather gloves. Not to mention their bags, shoes & shades. An obsession towards waistcoats was there as was the layering (must’ve been the cold as well). Layers of sweaters or cardigans under or over jackets & blazers. Coats over thinner jackets, or sports jackets over coats. And then a whole new trend was invading the streets: huge scarves. And when I say huge, I mean blankets. Yes they made the blankets look fabulous. Everyone was doing it and looked super fun & polished in them. men-street-styles-sporty-looksmen-styles-smart-looksfashion-week-2013-men-bohemian-looksman-street-style-layering-coatsmen-street-style-scarvesbusiness-man-lookNo look will ever be complete without accessories. Even men know it! And since the trending look was that of the rich successful man, the attention to details was crucial. Shoes (apart form the fun sneakers & kicks, that will forever remain in style) were picked as if to make a statement of social & professional status: classic, man heeled, polished, leather, with your so-fashion-like socks into place, easily spotted from underneath the trousers’s hem, which in itself was rather short, or rolled up. Lots of lads were wearing gloves as if trying to channel some super luxurious land owner or equestrian master. Scarves were there, either as blankets or as smart classic gentlemen shawls you see in old Italian movies or on wall street moguls. The super expensive label watches were resting on spoiled wrists and nonchalantly showcased when smoking or chatting on the phone. And the bags were fabulous: either big bags that seemed to carry a lifetime of things or super tiny ones that looked more like clutches. Loved them all! And of course hats! A sea of hats, actually, from the most sporty styles to the more traditional ones. So, my lovely gents… what to look for (fashion wise) when shopping this season? A casual suit in brown’ish or dark tones that you can mix with cardigans, shirts or jeans. Waistcoats – a definite must. Classic shoes that show your socks. Huge scarves & attention to details. Oh… and layer layer layer layer! You’ll pull that effortless rich or bohemian look! So gentlemen what’s your style? And which will be your next fashion must-have? man-bags-street-stylebusiness-styl-men-tie-street-stylecoats-scarves-men-stylesfashion-week-2013-fall-menswear-street-style-layerseclectic-men-street-stylesedgy-men-street-stylefashion-week-2013-fall-menswear-street-style-suitman-brown-coatman-coat-stykleman-hat-street-styleman-sports-jacketman-street-style-black-coatmen-coatsmen-dark-suits-hats-street-stylesmen-hats-street-fashionmen-scarvesmen-street-stylemen-street-styles-coatsmen-street-styles-coloured-jacketsmen-street-styles-fur-collarsmen-street-styles-layeringmen-street-style-suitmen-style-printsmen-street-styles-plaid-blazers-glovesmen-styles-kicksmen-suit-2013men-suits-street-stylesmen-winter-blazersrich-men-looks-stylessmart-look-menswearphotos by Tommy Ton via style.com

 

 



fashion-week-2013-fall-menswear-street-style-17After one week of going round in circles over whether I should or should not do a post on Men’s Fashion (with Menswear Fashion Week and all that) I gave in. The reason behind my utterly disturbing incertitude was simple. I do not know men’s fashion. There I said it. Hold on.  I know when a man looks good, is well dressed, stylish & polished… but writing about it? Really? Not quite right down my street. Besides, here at FashionTag the focus has always been women’s fashion. But then… I had this revelation… FashionTag is about fashion & style, and I do have a few lads out there who sometimes click on my humble blog (thanks mates) and read my ramblings or love my photos. Then it’s my male friends. They’ve been asking me for tips and posts lately I was like: ”What?” (so this one’s for you mates). Plus…  us ladies are always on the prowl for the next best thing to get our men… We all know how we want our men to look. Hell we get so comfy and full of ourselves every time we put on our stylist hats for them. Aha! So let us all ladies and gents both kick back, have a look & get inspired by what designers have in stores for men, for 2013 – 2014 Fall / Winter. Here are my faves so far!

Burberry Prorsum - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Burberry Prorsum – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Burberry Prorsum - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Burberry Prorsum – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Burberry Prorsum - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Burberry Prorsum – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Burberry Prorsum - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Burberry Prorsum – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Burberry Prorsum - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Burberry Prorsum – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Calvin Klein - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Calvin Klein – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Calvin Klein - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Calvin Klein – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

And for some reason I cannot shake the ‘‘Is it a man’s world” song out of my head, while I’m writing this. Clearly it does not apply in fashion industry. Well it’s actually the only industry where men are a bit discriminated and not given the same attention, while women are the ones cutting the cake and eating it. Still when it comes to fashion week, for the past 2 years or so… you gents cannot complain. You’ve had the same attention, same VIPs sitting front rows (you can never go wrong or ask for better than Anna Dello Russo, right?) fantastic clothes, collections, makeup artists, street photographers (btw have you seen Tommy Ton‘s snap shots? Ah-mazing. I’ll do a post on men’s FW street style these days). It’s becoming the same posh show as the Women’s Fashion Week. Ah… not complaining at all.

Dolce & Gabbana -  Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Dolce & Gabbana – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Dolce & Gabbana -  Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Dolce & Gabbana – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Dolce & Gabbana -  Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Dolce & Gabbana – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

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Dolce & Gabbana -  Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Dolce & Gabbana – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Dolce & Gabbana -  Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Dolce & Gabbana – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

So boys when it comes to fashion what do you love & hate? What do you go for? What are your staples? Are you adventurous or rather classic? Is your style smart or casual? How often do you shop? Where? Oh my… Well according to the world’s biggest designers all you sexy lads should dress classic with a twist next fall & winter. Burberry had some simply fabulous trench coats, Marc Jacobs was all about the rock edgy style, Dsquared had some of that old jazz, bohemian smart vibe to their collection, while the Italians were all about the muscular glamour (I don’t even know if this term even exists). I absolutely loved Gucci & Armani. I love the idea of a man in a reinvented suit, leather dark coats, bicker jackets over expensive textures. Dolce & Gabbana collection was again a story you couldn’t but love. From the old Sicily, inspired by the altar boys shirts, the retro peasant elegance and relaxation. Not too classic or easy to pull, yet perfect for those of you who are more experimental and not afraid to step out of the box, style wise. And before you plunge into the photos… one more thing. Apparently the waistcoat will have a huge comeback! You’d better start working on your six packs lads!

Dsquared -  Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Dsquared – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Dsquared -  Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Dsquared – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Dsquared -  Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Dsquared – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Dsquared -  Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Dsquared – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Dsquared -  Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Dsquared – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Dsquared -  Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Dsquared – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Fendi - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Fendi – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Fendi - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Fendi – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Giorgio Armani - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Giorgio Armani – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Giorgio Armani - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Giorgio Armani – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Giorgio Armani - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Giorgio Armani – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Giorgio Armani - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Giorgio Armani – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Giorgio Armani - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Giorgio Armani – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Giorgio Armani - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Giorgio Armani – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Giorgio Armani - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Giorgio Armani – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Giorgio Armani - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Giorgio Armani – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Gucci - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Gucci – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Gucci - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Gucci – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Gucci - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Gucci – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Gucci - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Gucci – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Gucci - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Gucci – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Marc Jacobs - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Marc Jacobs – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Missoni  - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Missoni – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Missoni  - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Missoni – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Moschino - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Moschino – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Moschino - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Moschino – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Moschino - Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Moschino – Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Prada- Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Prada- Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Prada- Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

Prada- Menswear Fall Winter 2013/2014

photos via style.com

Backstage London Fashion Week - Roksanda Ilincic

Backstage London Fashion Week – Roksanda Ilincic; stylebistro.com

I’ve noticed how after each Fashion Week I tend to do an article and close-up on the street style of that particular fashion capital. Today though, I will venture into something else, as London Fashion Week has ended. So FashionTag will take you, my lovely readers from the British catwalks, behind the scenes of London Fashion Week Spring 2013. Though backstage peek is not a an estranged post to FashionTag… it has been a while, to be honest with you.

This season London has given us all: plastic textures, 70s punk goddess’ inspirations, painted faces… And it all looked the part on the runways. Smooth, energetic, artsy, business-is-good-kind, supreme marketing & PR, skinny gorgeous models, not a pin or needle in sight, not a flock of hair out of place, not a line of makeup badly applied…

Backstage London Fashion Week - Topshop

Backstage London Fashion Week – Topshop; courtesy of Skye Delap

Backstage London Fashion Week - Issa London

Backstage London Fashion Week – Issa London; Skye Delap

Backstage though you stepped into another world. Chaos, shouts, uber tall & beautiful models frowning as stylists pulled their hair too hard, yawing in utter boredom, reading their books lazily, tweeting excessively, drinking water to wash away hangovers while teams of makeup artists & hairstylists make them look the part. Designers were giving interviews, PRs were stressed out under their poker faces, shouts, laughter & gossip on who’s honoring the 1st row, who came and who didn’t. Behind ‘bloody hells’ & F words, courteous smiles & wannabes,  racks of clothes are waiting to make a huge entrance, expensive shoes to be stepped on, accessories to embellish and make a statement.

Backstage London Fashion Week - Saunders

Backstage London Fashion Week – Saunders; Skye Delap

Backstage London Fashion Week - Reed Tote

Backstage London Fashion Week – Reed Tote; style.com

And it always seems to end too soon and without you grasping the very vibe of the moment, until you later pack your bags, take the tube and get to the office, where you can’t wait to chit-chat with the girls while writing reviews or looking over photos. And then you start again… And it’s between travels, drinks and dinner with friends or film with the BF – that you actually start to take it all in and let your thoughts & ideas on the whole week take over…

Backstage London Fashion Week - House of Holland

Backstage London Fashion Week – House of Holland; Skye Delap

Backstage London Fashion Week - Burberry

Backstage London Fashion Week – Burberry; Skye Delap

Backstage London Fashion Week - Jessica Alba

Backstage London Fashion Week – Jessica Alba; style.com

Backstage London Fashion Week - Erdem

Backstage London Fashion Week – Erdem; Skye Delap

Backstage London Fashion Week - Mary Katrantzou

Backstage London Fashion Week – Mary Katrantzou; Skye Delap

Backstage London Fashion Week - model

Backstage London Fashion Week – model; style.com

Backstage London Fashion Week - Paul Andrew shoes

Backstage London Fashion Week – Paul Andrew shoes; style.com

Backstage London Fashion Week - Ralph Lauren sandals

Backstage London Fashion Week – Ralph Lauren sandals; style.com

Ladies it’s been a pleasure I tell you. Yet before we say goodbye to London Fashion Week and plunge into the most glamorous and sensual city of fashion week (Milanthat’s you) here’s a look at some more established designers London offers us.

London Fashion Week, Spring 2013 - Burberry Front Row

London Fashion Week, Spring 2013 – Burberry Front Row, photo via watchingyouwatchingme-aj.blogspot.ro

Jonathan Saunders said Spring 2013 was ”the hardest collection I’ve ever done”. Known as the London master of print & forever innovator and seeker for new and original takes on his work,Saunders, remaining faithful to his legacy, experimented so much (good way) with this collection. It was a show of color on leather, laminate printed fabrics, cellophane textures, skin-looking tops, sci-fi metallic items. Models with vampire lustful dark red lips, aviator/grunge sunglasses looked like 70s punk style icons. The designer did confess… ”I was thinking about Michael Clark disco girl”. With bias-cut slip dresses, glossy lips, tousled hair, sequins  his girl was like a sexy wild child with a bit of art inside her. 

Jonathan Saunders - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Jonathan Saunders – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Jonathan Saunders - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Jonathan Saunders – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Jonathan Saunders - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Jonathan Saunders – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Jonathan Saunders - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Jonathan Saunders – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Jonathan Saunders - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Jonathan Saunders – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Jonathan Saunders - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Jonathan Saunders – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Jonathan Saunders - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Jonathan Saunders – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Jonathan Saunders - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Jonathan Saunders – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Jonathan Saunders - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Jonathan Saunders – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Jonathan Saunders - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Jonathan Saunders – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Mary Katrantzou must’ve traveled a lot in her life and was a fervent stamp & money collector. Or at least she though of that alternate past life experience for her collection. Widely known for prints (yes she does make prints out of everything) she stunned us with her 2013 Spring Collection. Using the idea of stamps, money, banknotes she let her creation go wild and printed these journey totems on all items. She mixed, matched, cut, reshaped, rearranged and it all turned out brilliant. A-lines, shift dresses, sheaths, luxurious patterns, metallic brocades, Swarovsky crystals – all adorned the models and gave a feeling of Byzantine Age. 

Mary Katrantzou - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Mary Katrantzou – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Mary Katrantzou - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Mary Katrantzou – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Mary Katrantzou - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Mary Katrantzou – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Mary Katrantzou - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Mary Katrantzou – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Mary Katrantzou - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Mary Katrantzou – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Mary Katrantzou - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Mary Katrantzou – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Temperley London looked into the 1950s time/lifestyle/fashion to get inspired and had the runway flooded with Sophia Loren look a likes (well sort of) , all in scarlet, pale blues, whites, navies, floral appliques, organza, tulle, ribbon skirts, sating thick horizontal stripes alternated with sheer texture, white lace, digital prints... She’s the designer who artfully combines boho style with embelished pieces for the middle class/West London woman.

Temperley London - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Temperley London – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Temperley London - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Temperley London – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Temperley London - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Temperley London – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Temperley London - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Temperley London – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Temperley London - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Temperley London – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Temperley London - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Temperley London – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Temperley London - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Temperley London – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Temperley London - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Temperley London – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Temperley London - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Temperley London – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Temperley London - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Temperley London – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label was definitely the talk of the town, before and after. Inspired too by the 50s, an age of austerity when fashion was the last thing on your mind, yet never taken for granted for that matter, Vivienne Westwood came up with quite a lady like collection of cocktail dresses, big heavy pearls, pink silk jacquard skirt, twinsets, wool, gloves... And to top it all of, forget the traditional makeup. She chose to have model’s faces painted entirely in different colors: pink, red, orange, blue, green. Threw in there big vulgar yet oh so feminine flowers or hats, cool hair-dos and there you have it. The talk of the week. If that’s what Westwood was after than kuddos to her. Or could it be that she wanted us (a little too much) to not look at the clothes? Didn’t she exploit the punk glam rock side of the rebel woman, one too many times? And to make it all 100% sure (going for a safety net there Mrs. Westwood?) she ended the show in the ugliest pair of over-sized knickers, pulled over sheer tights and had a message T-shirt. Oh and a painted face. Sure it was the opposite of the collection, we got it, but was it so mandatory to push the boundary. I guess so – in art. The secret is /or better yet the point is to deliver on it… Ah… fun show indeed!

Vivienne Westwood Red Label - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label - London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

Vivienne Westwood Red Label – London Fashion Week, 2013 Spring

all photos are from style.com

For more designers and collections got to Part I of London Fashion Week. xx

London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

London Fashion Week, Spring 2013, via Pintrest (Lola Skinner) via mail.com

It went by just like that… London Fashion Week and I feel a bit numb to all the catwalk designer fuss and craze right now. To be honest with you first days were a bit chaotic- they always are at London Fashion Week, and I think it’s because being the 2nd FW you don’t know what to expect. Your vision had just got accustomed to NY’s designers & collections and one expects too much on the very 1st day of the next fashion capital. So until my sight and mind adjusted I had a hard time digesting through the 1st day. And now… at the end… I am in love. London will do that to you: ignore you, take you through its ugliness and filth, only to seduce you later. And Fashion Week in this city stays so true to London itself. It was a week to be remembered with huge fashion steps & influences that might make a 2013 Spring to remember: cellophane, plastic & leather; neon colors, digital prints, Indian, Byzantine, 1960s, 1970s influences. FashionTag will present some of our favorite designers & mainly focus this year on the big names at LFW.

Burberry Prorsum accomplished the 3 in1 task of putting on a classic catwalk show, live streaming & techno/digital approach. As Christian Bailey put it: ”People are stopping work to watch. (…) You’ve got to give them a good reason.” And who could blame the Brits for wanting to peek into what one of their biggest labels has in store for them for 2013 Spring? It all evolved around ‘‘Corsets & capes”. And of course the trench. Reinvented, redesigned, nipped & tucked & so casually thrown over sexy knickers or bathing suits in textures that reminded us of disco balls and 70s queens. Neon shades, delicious pinks all ruched in satin textures, leathers, lace, feathers, plastic – constructed the new ‘British Glamour‘. An exquisite collection inspired by the 1940s shorts, peplums, pencil skirts & wedges. It’s worth applauding and saluting this neon discotheque, kitsch meets art revolution in intense colors, electric pinks & marine shades. Who ever said tradition was boring clearly never met Christian Bailey.

Burberry - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Burberry – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Burberry - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Burberry – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Burberry - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Burberry – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Burberry - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Burberry – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Burberry - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Burberry – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Burberry - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Burberry – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Burberry - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Burberry – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Burberry - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Burberry – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Burberry - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Burberry – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Mulberry‘s soft creamy white, leather & packed with bags collection had Alexa Chung look a likes written all over it. Few prints in delicate mint embroidery, feminine feeling of large  uber fatal leather trousers, jacquard, motorcycle jackets, slouchy tops, bishop sleeves, double breasted coats – lest us all in aw and sugar high after the very feminine, sweet & simply beautiful collection.

Mulberry - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Mulberry – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Mulberry - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Mulberry – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Mulberry - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Mulberry – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Mulberry - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Mulberry – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Mulberry - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Mulberry – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Mulberry - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Mulberry – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Mulberry - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Mulberry – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Mulberry - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Mulberry – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Mulberry - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Mulberry – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Roksanda Ilincic show was a Northern Soul heyday with a catwalk invaded by lady like yet relaxed women, in loose flowy dresses, oversized clothes, bishop sleeves, long hems, fluid lines, high waists. Her woman has just had it with body hugging cuts & can’t be bothered to dress like a high-class lady. So instead, we discover and relish on this woman in loose clothes that leave enough room for her free spirit and let her take us back to the 70s divas & queens who didn’t give a damn about looking hot, but succeeded nonetheless  After all it is a proven fact that showing less will get you more, right?

Roksanda Ilincic - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Roksanda Ilincic – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Roksanda Ilincic - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Roksanda Ilincic – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Roksanda Ilincic - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Roksanda Ilincic – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Roksanda Ilincic - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Roksanda Ilincic – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Roksanda Ilincic - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Roksanda Ilincic – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Roksanda Ilincic - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Roksanda Ilincic – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Roksanda Ilincic - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Roksanda Ilincic – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Roksanda Ilincic - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Roksanda Ilincic – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Roksanda Ilincic - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Roksanda Ilincic – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Simone Rocha‘s inspiration has been (for a while now) the school-girl. And if last year she portrayed in her show the slouchy punk school rebel, this year her girl is a bit more polished, grown up, even a bit of a woman or at least trying to be and act as one by stealing items from her closet. So her lady like female meets the vulgar gorgeous persona and shows up in plastic, leather, lace , pierced textures of neon shades, crochet & cotton embroidery. Exquisite & intriguing.

Simone Rocha - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Simone Rocha – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Simone Rocha - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Simone Rocha – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Simone Rocha - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Simone Rocha – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Simone Rocha - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Simone Rocha – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Simone Rocha - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Simone Rocha – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Simone Rocha - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Simone Rocha – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Simone Rocha - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Simone Rocha – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Simone Rocha - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Simone Rocha – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Richard Nicoll confesses: ‘‘no tricks, down-to-earth, athletic, urban, timeless” – his 2013 Spring collection. And indeed much like his earlier men’s collection it holds the same simplicity. Basic colors, his famous blue reigning amongst (yes we all know by now you were raised in Sydney), shirts, bermudas, sheer insertions in skirts just a bit above the knee rather loose yet so sexy... Oh and the creamy simple beautiful shades were so well complimented by sporty textures and cuts from leather, pique, jersey, parkas, zippers all clashing into a sublime sporty glamour. 

Richard Nicoll - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Richard Nicoll – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Richard Nicoll - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Richard Nicoll – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Richard Nicoll - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Richard Nicoll – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Richard Nicoll - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Richard Nicoll – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Richard Nicoll - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Richard Nicoll – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Richard Nicoll - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Richard Nicoll – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Richard Nicoll - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Richard Nicoll – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Christopher Kane used ‘colors that you feel a little bit sick’ and on ‘Put a spell on you‘ song took us right to the core of horror & darkness yet kept it classy, elegant and quite feminine all throughout the journey. It was fabulous, exquisite and so very daring. With intricate materials and cuts that folded onto dresses and skirts as towels used in cheap horror scenes, with exaggerate use of plastic, lace, crystals, rubber he delivered one innovative original yet very rooted in the past collection. Taking the best form his inspiration he showcased it all having fun, being precise & relaxed while reinventing his own ideas.

Christopher Kane - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Christopher Kane – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Christopher Kane - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Christopher Kane – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Christopher Kane - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Christopher Kane – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Christopher Kane - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Christopher Kane – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Christopher Kane - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Christopher Kane – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Christopher Kane - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Christopher Kane – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Christopher Kane - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Christopher Kane – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Christopher Kane - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Christopher Kane – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Topshop Unique stirred our interest for asymmetry & diagonal zippers, while keeping the same tone as ever: chic, less funky, sophisticated, urban, real. With a collection packed with black & white, sheer insertions, fluid & light layering one can hope to attract even more fans. Prints anyone? Well… only in black & white florals with pajama feel. All in all it was a good collection that followed the same un-bothered, urban keep-it-real vibe mixed with the clashing of items from different styles. Topshop knows it. Why fix it, if it ain’t broken?

Topshop Unique - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Topshop Unique – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Topshop Unique - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Topshop Unique – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Topshop Unique - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Topshop Unique – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Topshop Unique - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Topshop Unique – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Topshop Unique - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Topshop Unique – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Topshop Unique - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Topshop Unique – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Topshop Unique - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Topshop Unique – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Topshop Unique - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Topshop Unique – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Topshop Unique - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Topshop Unique – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Topshop Unique - London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Topshop Unique – London Fashion Week, Spring 2013

catwalk photos from style.com

go here for Part II of London Fashion Week. xx

Street Style - New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up

Street Style – New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up, courtesy of Phil Oh via Vogue

The best places to see genuine style, imagination & fabulous ideas come to life (detail fashion wise) are the streets. And what better time of the year or better city to wallow in a sea of detail opulence & extravagance than New York at Fashion Week time! By courtesy of photographers Phil Oh via Vogue & Tommy Ton via style.com FashionTag brings all these details to you.

Street Style - New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up

Street Style – New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up, courtesy of Phil Oh via Vogue

Street Style - New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up

Street Style – New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up, courtesy of Tommy Ton via style.com

Street Style - New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up

Street Style – New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up, courtesy of Tommy Ton via style.com

How do the rich & famous adorn & spoil themselves? Or how do the worlds’ socialites and fashionistas (and you can add here bloggers, editors, stylists and journalists) dress up in flamboyant too expensive and rich-to-be-afforded accessories? How do they walk on designer heels? How do they smile through faces pained in makeup to be advertised? Should we all copy the way they hang their sophisticated coats on shoulders just-the-right-skinny for fashion week? Oh and don’t you love the way their bags always hang in nonchalance as if they cost $5 each? Cause it is always a bag, a bracelet or fingers heavied on rings – that make street style at Fashion Weeks worth all the fuss.

Street Style - New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up

Street Style – New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up, courtesy of Phil Oh via Vogue

Street Style - New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up

Street Style – New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up, courtesy of Phil Oh via Vogue

Street Style - New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up

Street Style – New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up, courtesy of Phil Oh via Vogue

Street Style - New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up

Street Style – New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up, courtesy of Phil Oh via Vogue

Street Style - New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up

Street Style – New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up, courtesy of Phil Oh via Vogue

Street Style - New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up

Street Style – New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up, courtesy of Phil Oh via Vogue

Street Style - New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up

Street Style – New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up, courtesy of Phil Oh via Vogue

Street Style - New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up

Street Style – New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up, courtesy of Tommy Ton via style.com

Street Style - New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up

Street Style – New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up, courtesy of Tommy Ton via style.com

Street Style - New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up

Street Style – New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up, courtesy of Tommy Ton via style.com

Street Style - New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up

Street Style – New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up, courtesy of Tommy Ton via style.com

Street Style - New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up

Street Style – New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, details close-up, courtesy of Tommy Ton via style.com

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 – photo courtesy of Tommy Ton via style.com

Today London Fashion Week has officially started and before I plunge into its fashion forward & artsy collections I’d like to take the time and have some fun with you… Yes lovelies, it’s time for Street Style and not just anywhere but straight at New York Fashion Week. Call it an urban insight, a sip of style inspiration or just a fun thing before the weekend.

Street Style - New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Street Style – New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013 – photo courtesy of Tommy Ton via style.com

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013, photo courtesy of Phil Oh via Vogue

As usual the crowd was packed with people pushing the boundaries and crossing them one too many times (in a good way) style wise. Susie Bubble‘s humble attitude & original take on outfits make her adoring, and the models before the show are eye candy. Anna Dello Russo… this woman is fun and knows fantastic style (btw, have you seen her H&M collection?).

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 - Susie Bubble

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 – Susie Bubble, courtesy of Phil Oh via Vogue

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 - Anna Dello Russo

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 – Anna Dello Russo – photo courtesy of Tommy Ton via style.com

Fashionistas, bloggers, journalists, editors, stylists, wannabes, photographers… they all went for rather comfy, casual, chic pieces, clashed with funky details for an all-the-way- statement. Sophistication goes without saying, sure, but it was quite comforting to see vintage slouchy T-shirts paired with uber expensive designer pieces. Old backpacks that can barely make it another year pulled through on backs that carries designer pieces too precious to be otherwise touched by something so common. Simple shirts buttoned up, comfy jumpers that were taken to the next level by glitzy glitz pieces underneath or blig blings hanging out. And some fashionistas/socialites went for pops of color, color blocking or strong neon shades that looked fantastic.

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 – photo courtesy of Tommy Ton via style.com

Clashing style, making a wave, being different, laid back, urban, glam, chic, un-bothered, desperate for flashes, understated, too dressed up (never the case on such occasion)… New York streets have it all at Fashion Week. Now the question is… Is it genuine NY urban style or just a handful of rich spoiled powerful fashion industry people who want and do get a special photographers/fashion treatment for one week?

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013, courtesy of Phil Oh via Vogue

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013, courtesy of Phil Oh via Vogue

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013, courtesy of Phil Oh via Vogue

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013, courtesy of Phil Oh via Vogue

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013, courtesy of Phil Oh via Vogue

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013courtesy of Phil Oh via Vogue

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013, courtesy of Phil Oh via Vogue

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013, courtesy of Phil Oh via Vogue

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 – photo courtesy of Tommy Ton via style.com

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 – photo courtesy of Tommy Ton via style.com

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013

Street Style at New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 – photo courtesy of Tommy Ton via style.com

Street Style - New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Street Style – New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, photo courtesy of Tommy Ton via style.com

Street Style - New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Street Style – New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013 – photo courtesy of Tommy Ton via style.com

Street Style - New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Street Style – New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, photo courtesy of Tommy Ton via style.com

Street Style - New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Street Style – New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013 – photo courtesy of Phil Oh via Vogue

Street Style - New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Street Style – New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, photo courtesy of Phil Oh via Vogue

Street Style - New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013

Street Style – New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013, photo courtesy of Tommy Ton, via style.com

 

If yesterday’s peek into New York Fashion Week – Spring 2013 Collections was packed with knee-high sandals & retro inspired looks (quite understated may I add), today, for part II of New York’s fabulous Fashion Week we relish on strong basic colors & lots of black & white. Oh… and stripes. And a 60s vibe. And some bohemian feel. It’s classy. Serious. Future elegant & understated sensual.

Jason Wu, the man responsible for 1st ladies outfits (Mrs. Michelle Obama amongst) has brought upon us quite a pleasant shock: leather & lace, harness, black nails, red lips, sheer textures, sexy sleek & strong outfits. Bit of a dominatrix feel (is everyone obsessed with ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’?) mixed with fantastic tailoring. A collection inspired by Helmut Newton’s quote: ‘I want to do everything forbidden, everything you don’t do’. And you can breath now ladies… it turned out fantastic!

Jason Wu - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Jenny Peckham took a plunge into 60s Las Vegas and wooed us with sheath dresses exquisitely decorated with beads, sequins, crystals (a bit too much, perhaps?), but at least it was so dazzling & glam all the way. She does indeed know hot to make women stop and crave for her dresses when their trying to make a statement. Or turn heads. Who wouldn’t want to feel & look like a film star?

Jenny Packham - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Jenny Packham – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Jenny Packham - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Jenny Packham – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Jenny Packham - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Jenny Packham – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Jenny Packham - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Jenny Packham – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Jenny Packham - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Jenny Packham – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Jenny Packham - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Jenny Packham – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

When you say Marchesa, a world of luxury and empress lifestyle unveils in front of your eyes. She kept a clean collection of whites, yellows and fresh tones embellished with beads and sequins in flowy textures. With an Oriental & Indian inspiration she made a display of sequined capris under long sexy T-shirt & sheath dresses. A splash of neon pink & heavy earrings, and embroidery took us all to the dark sensual Baroque Epoque. The tulle skirt with tight sequined top & bare midriff were fabulous. So was the burgundy evening gown with frills and fringes or the white bare midriff one. Ah… a Belle Epoque dame meets a 20113 rich woman.

Marchesa - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marchesa – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marchesa - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marchesa – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marchesa - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marchesa – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marchesa - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marchesa – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marchesa - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marchesa – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marchesa - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marchesa – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marc Jacobs was about pop culture, keeping it simple yet swirling us around on… stripes. Vertical, horizontal, mixed & matched. And all topped by leather, smudged mascara some sequines & loads of black & white. No embellishment, no unnecessary frills rather bare fashion. A 60s inspired yet so very modern collection that had one short line as program note: ‘Ruby Jean, T-shirt, short’. And indeed it was this simple but this fashion forward. A brilliant fashion compromise between the high class women of early 60s and the free spirit of the girls a few years ahead. And in a sea of stripes, the leopard printed dress took my breath away, and my mind still wonders to the long stripes column one & the sequined top paired with the long skirt. Ah… a girl can sure dream.

Marc Jacobs - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marc Jacobs – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marc Jacobs - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marc Jacobs – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marc Jacobs - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marc Jacobs – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marc Jacobs - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marc Jacobs – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marc Jacobs - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marc Jacobs – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marc Jacobs - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marc Jacobs – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marc Jacobs - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Marc Jacobs – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Michael Kors’s inspired 60s mod collection was absolutely stunning. Packed with all the fashion bits that make the eye & hearts melt… it had it all: digital prints, stripes, bold blocks of color, metallic buckles , black & white!A geometric glamour’ as someone put it after the show. The white soft, creamy trench-coat with a golden buckle was delicious, or the green knotted T-shirt paired with the blue sky trousers. The yellow outfit with the metal front detail is still so fresh in my mind. A collection inspired by the 60s Goddess of simplicity.

Michael Kors - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Michael Kors – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Michael Kors - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Michael Kors – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Michael Kors - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Michael Kors – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Michael Kors - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Michael Kors – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Michael Kors - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Michael Kors – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Michael Kors - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Michael Kors – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Michael Kors - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Michael Kors – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Michael Kors - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Michael Kors – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Michael Kors - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Michael Kors – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Michael Kors - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Michael Kors – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Monique Lhuillier gowns are always for the red carpet. And this season her collection was no exception: sequins, tulle, strapless breath-taking evening gowns! It all evolved around aquatic motifs, digital prints & peplum to the next level. A water inspired collection with gowns dipped into the ocean’s fauna, flowy, sexy, feminine and soft. And yes, the water peacock printed trouser suit was exquisite!

Monique Lhuillier - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Monique Lhuillier – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Monique Lhuillier - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Monique Lhuillier – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Monique Lhuillier - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Monique Lhuillier – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Monique Lhuillier - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Monique Lhuillier – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Monique Lhuillier - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Monique Lhuillier – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Monique Lhuillier - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Monique Lhuillier – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Monique Lhuillier - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Monique Lhuillier – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Oscar de la Renta though designer of ‘politics‘, he did it all with this collection: leather, latex, thigh-high slits, shorts… The runway showcased such a cosmopolitan collection that suits 1st ladies as well as Hollywood stars. Any woman with a taste for lace, embroidery, color block, play with textures and cuts – will love Oscar’s collection. Yes… socialites and business women alike. With minimalist day ensembles & flowers that seemed to have been exquisitely stuck on tops it was a show not to miss. The retro vibe, so very much sought after and captured this season, was present here as well, with a sassy twist. It was a show where the business women met the sizzling coquette.  

Oscar de la Renta - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Oscar de la Renta – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Oscar de la Renta - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Oscar de la Renta – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Oscar de la Renta - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Oscar de la Renta – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Oscar de la Renta - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Oscar de la Renta – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Oscar de la Renta - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Oscar de la Renta – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Oscar de la Renta - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Oscar de la Renta – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Oscar de la Renta - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Oscar de la Renta – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Oscar de la Renta - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Oscar de la Renta – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Oscar de la Renta - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Oscar de la Renta – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Prabal Gurung was inspired by the traditional kurtas, his mother and sister wear in Nepal and his show was a beautiful display of fitted jackets & slouchy trousers. Models looked fabulous in fresh tunics, and amazing textures adorned with red & white feathers & crystals. Though the dresses weren’t that much of a deal… the trousers were stunning paired with gorgeous tops.

Prabal Gurung - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Prabal Gurung – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Prabal Gurung - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Prabal Gurung – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Prabal Gurung - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Prabal Gurung – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Prabal Gurung - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Prabal Gurung – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

When Proenza Schouler recently opened their 1st store on Madison Avenue we all knew they were grow-ups. And this collection was just that. A blunt (and wonderful) proof that good designers always have an ace up their sleeve. A  play with the vest, sleeveless dresses, exotic skins, leather or perforated leather & over-sized coats made quite an impression on all the rows at the show. Clothes embellished with photoprints looked stunning and yes… they did get inspired by the so very famous and loved Tumblr. And they cut, and cropped and mix and matched all the prints they could and it all looked like an exquisite sublime & unique chaos. 

Proenza Schouler - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Proenza Schouler – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Proenza Schouler - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Proenza Schouler – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Proenza Schouler - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Proenza Schouler – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Proenza Schouler - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Proenza Schouler – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Proenza Schouler - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Proenza Schouler – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Proenza Schouler - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Proenza Schouler – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Proenza Schouler - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Proenza Schouler – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Proenza Schouler - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Proenza Schouler – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Rachel Zoe, the celebs’ stylist turned designer had a collection that us girls can’t but fall in love with. Yet critics were a bit put off by the sunglasses, big bags, floppy hats… Too predictable, too common and keeps the eye a little too much away for the clothes. Inspired by Jane Birkin this collection was all Californian bohemian and SoCal vibe all over. With oversized T-shirts, blue chiffon maxi dresses, soft, luxurious trousers suits and expensive shades of whites & nudes. The white maxi gown with sheer bottom & black straps was purely exquisite. The sequined T-shirt paired with the pale mint green shorts had me craving for all the rich fashions in the world. And let’s not go to the dark turquoise jumpsuit & casually brown leather jacket thrown on the shoulders... Then you had the slouchy long sleeve snake textured T-shirt paired with the long fitted floor-length skirt. It all showcased a lifestyle of fun, luxury and seducing nonchalance. 

Rachel Zoe - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Rachel Zoe – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Rachel Zoe - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Rachel Zoe – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Rachel Zoe - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Rachel Zoe – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Rachel Zoe - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Rachel Zoe – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Rachel Zoe - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Rachel Zoe – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Rachel Zoe - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Rachel Zoe – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Rachel Zoe - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Rachel Zoe – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Rachel Zoe - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Rachel Zoe – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Rachel Zoe - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Rachel Zoe – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Victoria Beckham‘s travels and socializing made her realize that a women love clothes diversity! So the show wasn’t all fitted simple dresses and high heels – it had its share (good thing) and not at all lacked in sensual, sexy and intriguing outfits or silhouettes. But she played around more with shapes and loved the slouchy trousers, silky blouses, airy skirts, the separates, the suits! Textures and colors used were pretty much the same, but that’s her trademark: crisp materials, lack of prints, clear cuts, solid colors. She brought a new look with the Manolo Blahnik designed flat sandals or the monk strap men shoes. Oh… and speaking of straps… we witnessed a lot of spaghetti straps, bra straps… Overall? Not too bad.

Victoria Beckham - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Victoria Beckham – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Victoria Beckham - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Victoria Beckham – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Victoria Beckham - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Victoria Beckham – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Victoria Beckham - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Victoria Beckham – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Victoria Beckham - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Victoria Beckham – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Victoria Beckham - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Victoria Beckham – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Victoria Beckham - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Victoria Beckham – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Victoria Beckham - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Victoria Beckham – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Zac Posen took us straight to Studio 54 with his collection and topped it with a 40s retro vibe, old school feel and made us all stare in awe. With the likes of Naomi Campbell & Karolina Kurkova to rock the runway, you knew it was bound to be good. The silk crepe evening jumpsuit or the patchwork floral dresses, the tulle bustier and wide leg satin trousers were all pieces to keep an eye on. And the gowns… were all duchess vibe and beauty all over.

Zac Posen - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Zac Posen – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Zac Posen - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Zac Posen – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Zac Posen - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Zac Posen – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Zac Posen - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Zac Posen – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Zac Posen - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Zac Posen – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Zac Posen - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Zac Posen – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Zac Posen - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Zac Posen – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Zac Posen - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Zac Posen – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Zac Posen - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Zac Posen – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Zac Posen - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Zac Posen – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Zac Posen - Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

Zac Posen – Spring 2013, New York Fashion Week

all photos from www.style.com

Another Summer reaches the end and before we know it here we are… loving the early September if not for its welcoming chill then for its glorious Fashion Weeks. Yes ladies, Autumn is here so the runways will be gracing us with the 2013 Spring collections. And it all starts in New York City!

New York Fashion Week Spring 2013

New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 – courtesy of Tommy Ton via style.com

Crowds of editors, fashionistas, journalists, photographers, bloggers and all la creme de la creme de fashion world was making quite an entrance at this fashion week. From funky shoes to wild prints, caps, hats, jewellery, old expensive T-shirts, new-not-yet -on-the-market-to-die-for-items, crazy outfits,  expensive designs worn with looseness and nonchalance, but with a held breath to be captured by the flashes and eyes of all the who’s whos of the fashion word – oh... New York streets had it all. Sexy. Fashion Forward. Desperate. Too much. Too thin. Too fun. People cry to go there so I guess once you put you foot down in front of a show… you want to make it big and be remembered…

New York Fashion Week Spring 2013

New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 – courtesy of Tommy Ton via style.com

If last season’s Spring/Summer collections were loaded on prints and colors that hurt the eye and made us all fashion lovers’ mouths melt… well, 2013 Spring will be all about clean colors, simplicity, nudes, and whites (and black as well… yes in spring) sprinkled with bits of color here and there and some rather fluid, geometric prints. Designers played more with the textures this year and with a mix and match of all materials and shapes. Hence the load on cut-outs at Alexander Wang or the cut-out-sleeve or rather cape meets jacket from Altuzarra. To me it seemed a bit serious (good serious) clean, structured and gave me quite a retro vibe. Call it a future retro. A bit of 50s or 70s here and there. Or if we were to look at the shoes… knee high sandals. Yes you read it right… Greek Queen meets Kim Kardashian (again… in a good way).

Alexander Wang’s collection was precise & focused with predominant cut-outs held together by an invisible fish-line. Used colors stayed in the safe zone as there was so much play with shapes and textures. So we witness quite a lot of black, white, nude, silver all minimalistic, a bit oversized & sporty. To be honest with you for me this collection was not love at 1st sight, but rather it grew on me. Much like one of the models – Liberty Ross (yes the wife Kristen Stewart screwed over) – grew on some people after the big Hollywood scandal. Anyway… though not blown over by Mr. Wang’s collection I did crave for that absolutely amazing outfit worn by Jourdan Dunn:black snake textured skirt & knitted cut-out top! Fabulous.

After last season’s austerity I wanted to pull garments apart and experiment with volumes’Alexander Wang on 2013 S/S Collection.

Alexander Wang 2013 Spring Collection - New York Fashion Week

Alexander Wang 2013 Spring Collection – New York Fashion Week via style.com

Alexander Wang 2013 Spring Collection - New York Fashion Week

Alexander Wang 2013 Spring Collection – New York Fashion Week via style.com

Alexander Wang 2013 Spring Collection - New York Fashion Week

Alexander Wang 2013 Spring Collection – New York Fashion Week via style.com

Alexander Wang 2013 Spring Collection - New York Fashion Week

Alexander Wang 2013 Spring Collection – New York Fashion Week via style.com

Alexander Wang 2013 Spring Collection - New York Fashion Week

Alexander Wang 2013 Spring Collection – New York Fashion Week via style.c

The front row from Altuzarra was in awe at the ingenious coat/cape invention. Dare we say how thankful we are… after all, ‘it’s how editors wear their coats’. And the collection carries on on this chic work wear feel... front huge pockets, shirts, long knee-high sandals, clean elegant, fresh & classic colors. It’s a very good representation of a chic yet simply sophisticated worker with cool pockets, hot shoes & nonchalant coat. Some outfits had Oriental feel to them and the evening wear was exquisitely adorned with heavy fringes in gold and rich textures and colors. Still thinking about that evening black jumpsuit with gold fringes...

Altuzarra Spring 2013 Collection - New York Fashion Week

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Altuzarra Spring 2013 Collection - New York Fashion Week

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Altuzarra Spring 2013 Collection - New York Fashion Week

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Altuzarra Spring 2013 Collection - New York Fashion Week

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Altuzarra Spring 2013 Collection - New York Fashion Week

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Altuzarra Spring 2013 Collection - New York Fashion Week

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Altuzarra Spring 2013 Collection - New York Fashion Week

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Altuzarra Spring 2013 Collection - New York Fashion Week

Altuzarra Spring 2013 Collection – New York Fashion Week

Altuzarra Spring 2013 Collection - New York Fashion Week

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BCBG Max Azria was ‘Very Cosmo‘ as Joanna Coles of Cosmopolitan stated. High slits, sheer materials, embroidery, leather everywhere and the Harness! Should have been called Harness Reinvented if you ask me. Oh, it didn’t look bad at all… just too much, but that’s what you do when you try to make a statement. Right? So whether it were evening gowns like that exquisite coral/orange one with a sheer top and black belt, or whether it was a simple top, dress or shirt the harness was there too. Don’t let loose on anything except loose dresses that took me back to Oriental times or resembled a 70s rich Queen. Loved the big stiff laptop case bags, the mix and match of textures & the thick ankle straps of sandals.

BCBG Max Azria Spring 2013 Collection New York Fashion Week

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BCBG Max Azria Spring 2013 Collection New York Fashion Week

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BCBG Max Azria Spring 2013 Collection New York Fashion Week

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BCBG Max Azria Spring 2013 Collection New York Fashion Week

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BCBG Max Azria Spring 2013 Collection New York Fashion Week

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BCBG Max Azria Spring 2013 Collection New York Fashion Week

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Carolina Herrerawanted to work with proportion this season, something incredibly light and soft‘ so yes we do see a lot of organza, tulle, chiffon in all day and evening wear. Good collection. Too bad it wasn’t all evening column gowns that we like and are used to see. And apparently so is Mrs. Hererra. She did try something different following the same toned down colors & retro vibe this season seems to evolve around. The mini flirty school-girl skirts paired with buttoned up shirts & blazers were fantastic. Also great play of hem – not long, not tea-lenght, rather something in between. The orange fluid dress with the sheer upper part took my breath away & so did the short sleeved sweater belted in thin blue  & paired with a tea-length skirt.

Carolina Herrera Spring 2013 Collection - New York Fashion Week

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Carolina Herrera Spring 2013 Collection - New York Fashion Week

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Carolina Herrera Spring 2013 Collection - New York Fashion Week

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Carolina Herrera Spring 2013 Collection - New York Fashion Week

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Carolina Herrera Spring 2013 Collection - New York Fashion Week

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Carolina Herrera Spring 2013 Collection - New York Fashion Week

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Carolina Herrera Spring 2013 Collection - New York Fashion Week

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Some fairy tales end with the girl marrying the prince… some start there’ was the quote at the top of the programme notes in Diane Von Furstenberg show. One of the best collections this season Diane proves that one’s life is a continuous & successful source of inspiration. It was colorful, confident, packed with pearls, color blocking, caftans, all dresses were paired with narrow cut trousers. Again Oriental meets urban. Harem yet with a simplicity you hardly ever see anymore. Though colorful there wasn’t a hurt my eye type of display, rather well chosen and mixed blues & reds splendidly paired with whites or blacks. It was as if I was watching beautiful rich socialites or business women in downtown Manhattan.

Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2013 - New York Fashion Week

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Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2013 - New York Fashion Week

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Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2013 - New York Fashion Week

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Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2013 - New York Fashion Week

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Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2013 - New York Fashion Week

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Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2013 - New York Fashion Week

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Donna Karan was ‘50s inspired with fitted tops and full bottom dresses. She tried to showcase a simple classic collection of dusted colors, austere fashion yet elegant and fluid at some point. Though not my cup of tea it was worth keeping an eye on at least for the name behind it if not for quotes on the notes: ‘The awe of coming in the city’.

Donna Karan 2013 Spring Collection - New York Fashion Week

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Donna Karan 2013 Spring Collection - New York Fashion Week

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Donna Karan 2013 Spring Collection - New York Fashion Week

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Donna Karan 2013 Spring Collection - New York Fashion Week

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Donna Karan 2013 Spring Collection - New York Fashion Week

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Donna Karan 2013 Spring Collection - New York Fashion Week

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J. Crew took us to a secret garden, made us lay on the grass and get bitten by all the bugs and insects who live there… and who never left our clothes since. Yes it’s an exquisite fauna & insect inspired collection that was itself inspired from the designer’s collection of Time-Life nature books that he stumbled upon when visiting his parents. ‘The photography was amazing. All these pictures of insects and flowers and trees that were super saturated and just really beautiful. It was like the original Instagram‘. A collection painted in pinks, yellows, greens with the designer’s trademark: pajama tops & shiny trousers. Only this season they had an elastic waist to emphasize the laid back tone that awaits for us this spring.

J. Crew Spring 2013 Collection New York Fashion Week

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J. Crew Spring 2013 Collection New York Fashion Week

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J. Crew Spring 2013 Collection New York Fashion Week

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J. Crew Spring 2013 Collection New York Fashion Week

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J. Crew Spring 2013 Collection New York Fashion Week

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J. Crew Spring 2013 Collection New York Fashion Week

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J. Crew Spring 2013 Collection New York Fashion Week

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J. Crew Spring 2013 Collection New York Fashion Week

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J. Crew Spring 2013 Collection New York Fashion Week

J. Crew Spring 2013 Collection New York Fashion Week

J. Crew Spring 2013 Collection New York Fashion Week

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