New York has given us something new every day so far this week. From Prabal Gurung's dark edge to Diane von Furstenberg's high tech Google glasses, we've been provided with enough material to keep even the fussiest of fashionistas in the trends until the end of next summer.
Belstaff took to the runway earlier in the day, showcasing their signature leather wear with real aplomb. Shining tangerine leather was formed into suits and skirts, giving the wintry fabric a softer, summery edge. Wide striped cotton provided us with some fabulous high-summer looks, perfect for those holidays sailing in the South of France. Tanned skin and free flowing hair gave the collection an airy and slightly unkempt look. It is now an indisputable fact that easy hair and make up is an absolute must for the S/S13.
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Following closely behind was Theyskens Theory, although the feel of the collection couldn't have been more different. Dark two piece suits and cool shift dresses were crafted from black cotton and woven silk, making for a light yet intense parade of looks. Occasional splashes of sunshine pierced through the clouds however, in the form of chiffon light maxi dresses studded with darkened flowers and 3D embellishment.
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Ohne Titel carried on the graphic prints of A/W12 with a selection of mini dresses splashed with phenomenally bright tangerine prints. Sculpted shoulders and flared skater skirts played with proportions and gave us a very feminine silhouette for the spring and summer season. Dashes of turquoise were tempered with greyish hues, showing a new side to the S/S13 summer palette.
The Queen of immortal style, Carolina Herrera, was next to present her collection. Always one to present the most coveted and elegant evening dresses, Herrera stunned the crowds with a full skirted, asymmetrical tangerine gown that every celebrity fashion worshipper will have an eye on for the red carpet season. Barely there chiffon and tulle created a delicate allure to the formal dresses, and sleek hair paired with lightly smoky eyes added a touch of sensuality that we don't always see from the designer.
Sunday we saw DKNY and yesterday we saw Donna Karan present her main line later in the day. Cutaway lattice skirts and dresses revealed high waisted knicker-shorts and bras that wouldn't look out of place in a vintage lingerie collection. Draping gowns in the palest shade of greyish-blue will make impossibly flattering eveningwear on the wish list of the entire fash pack. Karlie Kloss worked a particularly transparent wrap dress that looked entirely delicate without seeming too girlish.
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Today will see some of the big evening-wear moguls hit the runway. Marc by Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta are certain to notch up the glamour levels and leave us as astonished by their design prowess as we have been every other season.