If you are truly Jet-Set, you: a.) Just returned from Super Bowl and b). Re-packed a bag and flew to New York for the kick-off nights of Fashion Week … Technically lasting from February 6th to the 14th, anyone who’s anyone arrives early for the pre-parties and to check-in at the hotel which is where all your invitations for the shows will be sent. And you need those in order to get in and they simply wont send them ahead of time – its just how it all works (thus all the Instagrams of invitations in hotel room settings).
We have Magda Berliner on the ground for the 6th season, sending up her social diary from the front rows of fashion shows, after parties and the general savoir faire.
Magda Berliner’s NYFW SS’13 Diary
Pre-Day: Tues, Feb. 5th, 2013
Shopbop x Mugler Launch Party @ Top of The Standard
Kick off for the season starts marvy with lovelies,( notably Hannah Bronfman and newly blond Leigh Lezark), epic views and gotta buy now accessoirs….Mugler designer/Gaga collaborator Nicola Formichetti was in the house to preview the bags that are online NOW at Shopbop …if they haven’t already Sold Out….!
Day 1: Wed, Feb. 6th, 2013
Prabal Gurung for Target Launch Fete
Woohoo! Carny rides! Food Trucks! Great Inexpensive Fashion! Fair Games! Adult Bevies! Ne-Yo! AND all within a two hour period….AMAZE. @targetstyle @prabalgurung #prabalfortarget
Wildfox FW13 Presentation
Wildfox designer Kimberly Gordon along with CEO Jimmy Sommers to fete the Fall/Winter 2013 collection. The presentation was followed by a live performance from Chairlift and music beats by DJ Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner of the Knocks. Inspired by “The Great Gatsby” and the 1920s the collection is summed up in the words “party, love and friendship.” Ranging from ultra-soft t-shirts, sweatshirts, dresses, and premium White Label group of sweaters knits, chiffons, and laces; the collection also introduced Wildfox’s first ever denim collection collaboration with Michelle Siwy.
Long day and perfect ending thanks to swoon worthy performance by Chairlift…thanks Wildfox team xx
Rachel Comey show
There goes my clothing allowance…again! Between the railroad denim trousers,gold animal print car coat and grommet accented wedges…..you killed it Rachel!
Inspired by the sepia tones of Man Ray’s work, Tia Cibani presented a beautiful collection for the confident, intelligent AND sexy woman….these pieces need to command the Red Carpet!
You can rely on Whitney Pozgay to deliver an easy It Girl wardrobe….this time around inspired by Marianne Faithfull by way of mod seperates and a bit of leather! Witty touch of calf hair accessories and painterly prints courtesy of muse Jemme Aldridge….
Since splitting with her partner, Tina Lutz, Marcia Patmos has evolved her collection from knitwear centric to full blown RTW and this season covered all the bases…silk accented cardis,metallic leather pencil skirts and precious ribbed dickies on my list for sure….!
Creatures of Comfort
Showing for the first time, Jade Lai, owner and design director of Creatures opted for a laid back presentation highlighting the textures and fabrications of her AW collection…especially intriguing were the seemingly ‘shredded’ paper ensembles which were actually a metallic cotton meant to resemble leather yet lighter…very nice Jade
Day 2: Thurs, Feb. 7th, 2013
Romance was def in the air at today’s Candela presentation….designer Gabriela Perezutti swept along the vignettes of wan beauties clad in sequins,lace,fringe and chunky knits…..it all makes sense to me!
FIT Shoe Obsession exhibit
Now what female wouldn’t swoon in the company of such fetish,whimsy,eccentricity and beauty?We ARE talking footwear, non? The likes of Manolo Blahnik, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Tabitha Simmons, Tom Ford, Martin Margiela….ooh lala! Who needs chocolates when you can savor these treats!
Debuting this season, Tome creative director Michelle Jank snuck a quiet, sophisticated group of ensembles dramatically lit thanks to Nicole Pearce. Each detail from handsome headgear via millinery go to genius Albertus Swanepoel to unexpected finishes from belt designer Ebony Fleur…it’s no wonder Tome is an Ecco Domani Fund Finalist…Congrats to designers Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin!
Scoop / Cher Coulter AG Collection reveal
Tattles, photo booths and pink bevies greeted guests at the Meat Packing Scoop local…all in the name of celebrating latest stylist series pairing’ Girl in Dragoon Tattoo’ designer Cher Coulter and denim demi god Adriano Goldschmied….an appropriate pairing indeed..Go Cher!
Fri, Feb. 8th, 2013
Designer Mona Kowalski covered the bases for the gal in need of original options for day to day attire….sheer poncho like tunics draped over slouchy knit joggers looked easy yet put together, stand outs were the original prints, notably a navy ink blot all in one and a ‘cloud’ motif car coat reminiscent of cotton candy….sweet!
With Blizzard Nemo on the threat this was a light day but very long eve…..!
Please note other shows that I did not get to : Rebecca Minkoff , Tocca, Rag and Bone…thnx!
Sat, Feb. 9th, 2013
Maybe it was the change of venue or the clear skies and sun post Nemo….Victoria Bartlett composed a fresh take on her signature color ways and silhouettes, the results: hip hung trousers side zip pencil shifts and knubby knits…can’t wait to cozy up in these!
So you would think, How do you out do an ice spectacle involving 300 plus skaters, a choir, hot toddies and Central Park? Or how about an ensemble of hip hop dancers in the middle of a Grand Central…? Well, Moncler did it again…groups of 25 or so were ushered into the tented center of the historical Gotham Hall to an army of olive green clad audience at attention in 360 formation….Awesome!