Creatures of Comfort FW2013 (pictured above) was all about texture and shape. With unique hem lines, oversized sweaters and coats, fringe hats and dresses, and artistic touches, this collection was far from ordinary. Creatures of Comfort placed emphasis on fabric selection and treatment by also including quilted fabrics, fleece, and more in their looks. The styling for this collection helped bring everything together by containing strong eyes which highlighted the lightness in the clothing and sloppy top nots and choppy bobs which enhanced the overall comfort.
(Organic by John Patrick, FW2013)
Comfortable but still put together, Organic by John Patrick FW2013 proves that color can be just as vibrant in fall as it is in spring. Not only that but eco- friendliness can be chic as well. This collection contained an assortment of laid back cozy looks with a vintage feel and the styling was simple but effective when paired with equally simple clothing. Overall, this collection stands out because it stays true to the vibe of the brand while interpreting fall fashion.
(Rachel Comey, FW2013)
Rachel Comey FW2013 was all about leather – leather in outerwear, leather details, leather footwear, etc. The collection, which contained elements of menswear, was tomboy chic and pops of print and color brightened up the darker elements of the collection and showed a different aspect of fall/winter fashion.
(BCBG Max Azria, FW2013)
For anyone who was questioning – the beanie is back. Not that it ever really left, but, well ok… Anyway, BCBG by Max Azria is one of my favorite collections for the FW2013 season because of how punk chic it was. I would, without doubt, wear almost every garment in it. With a super cool girl attitude, BCBG contained lots of leather (including leather leg warmers), prints on prints on prints, and a massive amount of black. The collection also had a lot of sheer pieces which when paired with the hard leather and black made a solid partnership between hard and soft. The long layers also added to the easy-goingness of the collection and contributed to the cohesiveness.
Creatures of the Wind
Creatures of the Wind combined their artsy aesthetic with elements of vintage 70’s silhouettes to create their FW2013 collection. The use of patterns within woven materials played a large role in many of the pieces. Creatures of the Wind also took note from Pantone’s color of the year by combining a variety of different greens in their pieces. These greens when paired with burnt orange, creme, navy, and leather accents, were distinctly reminiscent of a fall day. One of the most interesting aspects of the collection was their use of asymmetry through color and pattern blocking which appeared in several different looks (pictured above).
(Kenneth Cole Collection, FW2013)
The Kenneth Cole Collection’s FW2013 line was strong due to the fact that it was innovative in its approach to stay on trend. Once again, staying on trend, this collection is full of metallic elements and mixed texture details. With most of the looks being composed of primarily darker colors, such a black, maroon, army green and teal, Kenneth Cole Collection has an unmistakable Fall/Winter vibe. Hints of subtle prints were evident in many of the look and contributed to the overall cohesiveness. The collection also contained a wide range of mens and women’s clothing but focused on a mostly urban feel.
Candela exhibited a FW2013 collection that contained the simplicity and intimacy of a woman’s undergarments mixed with the functionality of everyday life. With pale nudes, sheer, and delicate lace, Candela 2013 is the definition of understated sex appeal – essentially the perfect combination of sexy and cute (Yes, I stole that from Crazy Stupid Love). With a slight western vibe, Candela brought quirkiness to the standard fall fashion, and the collection’s interesting approach to mixing and matching materials was fun and inspiring as well.