In pictures: Our favourites from New York Fashion Week 2013
February 12, 2013
Alexander Wang With buzz building for his debut collection for Balenciaga, Wang used his show to make the statement that his signature line is still very much on his mind. The collection of finely tailored pieces and lush textured fabrics seemed elevated???
Alexander Wang It was a sophisticated turn - and trick - to pull off. Models emerged wearing fur boxing gloves and hoods. Sweatshirt-style tops were made of mohair with a touch of metallic. AFP
Jason Wu Two outfits were floor-length - pleated, peplum tops over tuxedo trousers, the perfect yin and yang. Also present were chic capes and pleated silk dresses. Red offset the mostly black-and-white combinations. AFP
Jason Wu "I wanted to bring back the woman to the runway," said Wu - and his clothes were full of strength, with exaggerated shoulders and some military touches, but chiffon pleats also floated down the runway. AFP
Joseph Altuzarra Altuzarra's urban, confident customer wears graphic black-and-white leather - layers it on, in fact. She's not shy about drawing attention in fur mittens, shiny grommet embellishment and strategically placed zippers.
Joseph Altuzarra "The design and construction emphasise the nip of the waist and exaggerate the hip, while shrunk proportions mixed with a bolder shoulder volume sharpen the classic silhouette," said Altuzarra. AFP
Monique Lhuillier Opulent touches and intense tones of malachite green, oxblood red and amethyst were Lhuillier's red carpet calling cards. With the Oscars around the corner, the drama on Lhuillier's runway was wrapped in beads on lace and punctuated by ???
Monique Lhuillier A burnished brocade was printed on a tweed, notched-collar coat paired with black trousers. Another print was an abstract of butterflies. "I wanted to be darker, more sensual, and a little stronger and more confident," said Lhuillier. A??
Rag & Bone The designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville were interested in pops of bright colour and in a more overtly masculine style. "We referenced men's silhouettes," Wainwright said. The collection was full of quilted miniskirts, too, giving it???
Rag & Bone A grape-coloured crochet mini was a typically fun look, as was an orange bomber skirt paired with a long coat, also in grape. One of the most appealing looks was an oversized peacoat in a lovely chartreuse, paired with a wrap skirt in royal bl???
Richard Chai In addition to seasonal greens, Chai featured a lovely shade of light purple - a little unusual for fall - on a textured jacquard with a lacelike effect for a pencil skirt and matching peplum top. EPA
Richard Chai A man-tailored shirt underneath added a modernity and utility that Chai is developing as signatures.