Fall kicked into full gear on September 6th. Not only was it the first day of New York Fashion Week, it was also the first day of Toronto International Film Festival, as well as the annual MTV VMAs in Los Angeles and Fashion’s Night Out internationally! If you missed out on news from the first couple days of New York Fashion Week, we can totally understand. Here are the highlights so far!
BCBG Max Azria
Maybe we have Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James to thank, but bondage-inspired fashion seems to be making quite the comeback! At BCBG Max Azria, models sported leather harnesses over otherwise frilly and minimalist clothes. “We have day harnesses, we have night harnesses,” said Lubov Azria backstage. We love the look of removable leather harnesses over crepe dresses. They definitely add an edge to an otherwise flirty and feminine ensemble. Many of the dresses had open backs and leather details but were still noticable lengthy, proving that long dresses can be just as sexy as short skirts, if not more so when done right. Celebs in the front row included Selita Ebanks, Estelle, Whitney Port, Sanya Richards Ross and BryanBoy.
Like many designers with a penchant for world travel, Tadashi Shoji uses his vacations as a source of inspiration for his designs, and his latest collection is no exception. The very first outfit that hit his spring 2013 runway was an electric blue embroidered sheath dress that he designed based on a tablecloth he found at the Rose Bowl market in Pasadena, California. Shoji also drew inspiration from the caves of Dunhuang in the Gobi desert for his blue, rose and jade patchwork long dresses. The show ended with tulle gowns inspired by the ancient capital Xi’an.
Honor designer Giovanna Randall drew her inspiration from the human body when designing her anatomy-influenced Spring 2013 collection. Even the braided updos on the models by Bumble and Bumble were meant to look like muscle filaments. While the inspiration sounds a bit intense, the result was actually quite beautiful and impressive. Randall used a macramé trim that resembles spinal cords on many of her pieces. The clothes were still extremely feminine and many of them had an Elizabethan edge, like ruffled collars and bell-shaped skirts.
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