After countless amounts of shows, hairspray bottles used, models cat-walking down the runway and 2 of our favorite New York designers’ shows, Donna Karan and Nanette Lepore, New York Fashion Week has come to an end. As we jump the Atlantic sea to London today, we're reflecting on what the Big Apple has served us these past 8 days!
On the catwalk, some trends emerged early:
Donna Karan returned to her urban roots for spring, delivering a beautiful collection featuring languid dresses slung with leather belts at the hips, softly constructed coats and jackets that slipped on like a robe, an inviting palette of sea blues and warm, sunbaked browns.
While Nanette Lepore drew inspiration flowing from Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal, Nanette cites with neo-romanticism as her biggest inspiration for her Spring/Summer 2014 collection with deep reds, soft elegant blues and clean chic whites.
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The Summer Collection is available at the Nanatte Lepore boutique at The Shops at Crystals.
An explosion of color inspired by an imaginary visit to Italy’s and the world’s most beautiful botanical gardens, such as the Hanbury garden in Ventimiglia, the Villa Demidoff park in Florence or the Altea garden of Valencia.
The silhouette is simple and immediate, easy, it wraps around the figure which is often highlighted by borders which frame the garments. A subtle Eighties inspiration reinterpreted in a modern guise and deprived of all rigidity. The oftentimes asymmetric hems with wrap over skirt effect for simple straight-line dresses contrast with soft mini dresses with maxi pull effect. Lace is an important detail decorating necklines and enhancing the back. The dresses find volumes in small frills around which wind python-effect metals. Part of the collection is dedicated to colder climates with comfortable color-print down jackets, small coats with soft rouches, sinuous dresses in heavy Milano stitch and short wrap-around dresses in warm modal jersey. The evening section consists of dresses almost completely embroidered with mermaid line or small mini dresses and corsets with embroidered fringes or wrap dresses with deep V necklines and long sleeves.
This collection is available at the Roberto Cavalli boutique at The Shops at Crystals.
Inspired by the apparent contrast between the rigorous Italian tailoring heritage and the freedom of style, research and expression, the Ermenegildo Zegna Spring Summer 2013 Collection is characterized by a couture and formalwear tradition mixed with creativity and eccentricity, all with Zegna’s luxurious silk as the common denominator.
With its rich luxurious details and the trademark cross-stitch, Ermenegildo Zegna’s Couture collection delivers the ultimate in hand-crafted Italian tailoring, and every detail and process is studied with meticulous attention in respect to the environment, thereby adhering to Zegna’s heritage and longstanding commitment to sustainability.
Silk is the fabric that Ermenegildo Zegna has enriched and enhanced to illuminate its new Spring Summer 2013 Collection.The use of silk is omnipresent, with a sophisticated style combined with eccentric prints that are based on a tropical vibe. Traditional weaves and textures are reinterpreted within a gamut of new fabrics created for the Spring Summer season.
This display will be located on the second level of The Shops at Crystals, now thru June 6th between Todd English P.U.B. and Harry Winston.
The Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2013 collection is inspired by the poetic decorations of the Art Nouveau period. Nature and its elements become graphic symbols that Roberto Cavalli transforms into prints which frame the body. The prints are designed entirely by hand and are punctuated with lace details, furrowed by high slits, and enriched by leather cut-outs. The animal print backgrounds are superimposed with stylized elements of plant life. Layers of mousseline create a fluid silhouette which slides on the body. Precious metallic and glass embroideries dissolve at the bottom of the dresses, and alternate with lace that is cut and reconstructed, or leather that is sewed, incised, and decorated with appliqués. The dresses in silk knit, lie close to the body and are illuminated by crystal embroidery. Pants in lightest mousseline allow the leg to show through. The colors range from total white to total black, passing through blush, lime and apricot.
On the runway the new Cavalli twin-set is composed of the gown and the Hera bag in matching prints. Like the mythological goddess protector of femininity, the new Hera bag guards the secrets, desires and seduction of the person who wears it. Made of printed leather or black python, and created in two sizes.
For the evening, there is the small ‘luxury box’, in gold or silver metal, decorated with crystals and colored gems.
Pumps and high-heeled sandals with slight double platforms: anatomical and sharply pointed.
The limited edition Hedera sunglasses are created with the most sophisticated gold craftsmanship. The refined and sinuous lines, the precious materials and the floral detailing uncover the exotic charisma of Art Nouveau style decorations.