The NYFW SS2013 shows kicked off on September 4th, with: Z Spoke, Thakoon Addition, and Escada. I pretty much always enjoy anything Zac Posen is involved with and Z Spoke is no exception. This collection of Z Spoke was overall very strong and contained iconic elements of a spring/summer wardrobe with a flirty twist. Bold prints & colors only accentuated the simple silhouettes. It’ll be interesting to see how Zac Posen’s inspiration for Z Spoke compares to his Zac Posen line.
(Thakoon Addition, SS2013 RTW)
Thakoon Addition, although not as impressive as Z Spoke, was rather fun and light-hearted. Floral patterns in shades of blue and pink covered a majority of the garments and created a classic spring vibe. This is the collection that you buy and actually wear. Every piece in it can be mixed and matched together in any way imaginable, which is an important aspect when you’re looking to sell it. Overall Thakoon Addition SS2013 is simple, wearable, and most importantly sellable, which is pretty much the whole point of these kind of collections anyway, right?
The fashion excitement continued on September 5th, with shows by numerous designers, including: Organic by John Patrick, 10 Crosby Derek Lam, and Rachel Comey.
(Organic by John Patrick, SS2013 RTW)
Organic by John Patrick was as minimal as minimalism can get. Easy going & straight to the point designs are what dominate his SS2013 collection. A neutral color palette that contained cream, navy, and black graced these garments. Lightweight fabrics such as linen & cotton were mixed with sheer, which created an unexpected combination. The mixing of the hard & the soft is something that’s even been popping up during this current season with the sheer and leather combinations, so it’s cool to see how the trend is translating to spring. Also, I can’t forget to note how awesome the shoes were. Platform sandals? Don’t mind if i do.
(10 Crosby Derek Lam, SS2013 RTW)
10 Crosby Derek Lam, has tapped into something that will no doubt be huge in a few months: the wild west. Cowboys + rodeos, with a hint of vintage/hipster cool are what make up this collection. Earthy tones were paired with hints of pop collars and flowy blouses and dresses were paired with more structure pieces such as jackets and tailored bottoms. It’s hard to say how long this inspiration will stick but overall the vision is very clear and executed nicely.
(Rachel Comey, SS2013 RTW)
Rachel Comey remained perfectly feminine in her SS2013 collection. Pastels, embellishments, and playful patterns created a look that was super girly and spring. I could see many women wearing these garments if they want to look polished on a hot summer day or even as something easy-going for a date night. Rachel Comey knows her target and she hits it every time.