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AW13 / NYFW / ROUND-UP

With London Fashion Week starting today, let’s take a look back at the best that New York had to offer. By the looks of  things, we’re all in for a right old miserable time this winter.

With the first look at AW13, New York brought contrasting textures and materials, sharp lines, geometric shapes, quilting, panelling and an abundance of leather for both menswear and womenswear. And if you’re in the market for a bomber jacket next season, you’re spoilt for choice.

Womenswear tailoring was oversized and masculine, breaking up a palette of black and greys, with flashes of cobalt blue and bright purples. Make up was natural and understated with hair worn down and centre parted. For the boys, the look was slick side partings and short fringes. The message wasn’t so much ‘girls will be boys’, but rather, girls will be MEN. Masculine shapes for upper wear teamed with sharp leather skirts and thigh-high boots put the girls firmly in defense mode, with the boys swathed in impenetrable bomber jackets, kilts, shorts and leggings and lace-up boots. If New York is anything to go by, next season your clothes will also be your armour.

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim

Creatures of the Wind

Creatures of the Wind

Creatures of the Wind

Creatures of the Wind

Creatures of the Wind

Creatures of the Wind

Diesel Black Gold

Diesel Black Gold

Diesel Black Gold

Diesel Black Gold

Diesel Black Gold

Diesel Black Gold

DKNY

DKNY

DKNY

DKNY

DKNY

DKNY

Duckie Brown

Duckie Brown

Duckie Brown

Duckie Brown

Duckie Brown

Duckie Brown

Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang

J Brand

J Brand

J Brand

J Brand

J Brand

J Brand

Lacoste

Lacoste

Lacoste

Lacoste

Lacoste

Lacoste

Louise Goldin

Louise Goldin

Louise Goldin

Louise Goldin

Louise Goldin

Louise Goldin

Rag and Bone

Rag and Bone

Rag and Bone

Rag and Bone

Rag and Bone

Rag and Bone

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor

Sall Lapointe

Sally Lapointe

Sally Lapointe

Sally Lapointe

Sally Lapointe

Sally Lapointe

Suno

Suno

Suno

Suno

Suno

Suno

Thakoon Addition

Thakoon Addition

Thakoon Addition

Thakoon Addition

Thakoon Addition

Thakoon Addition

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

Yigal Azrouel

Yigal Azrouel

Yigal Azrouel

Yigal Azrouel

Yigal Azrouel

Yigal Azrouel

SS13 TREND REPORT / WOMENS / THE CLASH

Patterns spread like wildfire across both the mens and womens SS13 collections, but womenswear was all about the clash. When I was a young man, clashing prints were the proviso of ~wacky~ art teachers whose questionable sartorial choices could be blamed on inhaling too many “paint fumes”. Fast forward to SS13 and florals, plaids, geometric prints, marbling and every other combination imaginable is one of the most prevalent womenswear trends. A great way to break up an outfit, accentuate textures and layers, this is also a great trend for those of us whose attitude to getting dressed in the morning is a ‘throw everything on the floor onto my body’ approach…

3.1 Philip Lim

3.1 Philip Lim

Altuzarra

Altuzarra

Balenciaga

Balenciaga

Clements Ribiero

Clements Ribiero

Dolce and Gabbana

Dolce and Gabbana

Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten

Hermes

Hermes

Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant

Kenzo

Kenzo

Louise Gray

Louise Gray

Marten Van Der Horst

Marten Van Der Horst

Mary Katranzou

Mary Katranzou

Otswald Helgason

Otswald Helgason

Peter Pilotto

Peter Pilotto

Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler

Thakoon

Thakoon

Versus

Versus

Vita Gottlieb

Vita Gottlieb

SS13 TREND REPORT / WOMENS / SHEERLY NOT

I love a bad good wordplay almost as much as I love a bit of sheer panneling. Sheer used to remind me of those awful nylon babydoll things you see on market stalls up and down the country, worn by middle aged women who flash the milkman. Here’s an example of what I found when I searched ‘sheer’ in tumblr (tastefully edited to spare your blushes).

NSFW

sheer

But thankfully, sheer doesn’t have to equal trashy. An incredibly wearable, versatile trend, there are lots of good sheer pieces available on the high street, more of which in another post. SS13 showed us the versatility of the sheer trend through subtly sexy panelling at Helmut Lang, sporty at Preen, romantic at Jason Wu and boyish grunge at Prabal Gurung.

Balmain

Balmain

BCBG

BCBG

Emilio Pucci

Emilio Pucci

Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang

Jason Wu

Jason Wu

jscott

Jeremy Scott

Jeremy Scott

Marios Schwab

Marios Schwab

Ports 1961

Ports 1961

Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung

Preen

Preen

Sharon Wauchob

Sharon Wauchob

Thakoon

Thakoon

PRE-FALL PRE-CUM: VOLUME TWO

Following on from my previous post, my final picks of the pre-fall collections.

CELINE

celine celine 1 celine 2

PRINGLE

pringle pringle 1 pringle 2

 PROENZA SCHOULER

proenza proenza 1 proenza 2

RAG AND BONE

rag and bone rag and bone 1 rag and bone 2

ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ

roberto rodrieguez roberto rodrieguez 1 roberto rodrieguez 2

THAKOON ADDITION

thakoon addition thakoon addition 1 thakoon addition 2

THEORY

theory theory 1 theory 2

TIMO WEILAND

timo weiland timo weiland 1 timo weiland 2

VPL

vpl vpl 1 vpl 2

ALEXANDER WANG

wang wang 1 wang 2

WAYNE

wayne 2 wayne 1 wayne