Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti
While the fashion fleet might have started thinking ahead to London Fashion Week, runway presentations from Michael Kors, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, J Mendel, Marchesa duo Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman and Proenza Schouler proved New York Fashion Week still had goods to give on its penultimate day.
The front row action at New York Fashion Week might have been less exciting than it has been in previous seasons but Michael Kors can always be counted on to draw in the A-list and for Autumn Winter 2013 he made them hold onto their seats. Sporty fabrics in bold, block colours and looks complete with goggles and slick back hair had the likes of Zoe Saldana, Jada Pinkett Smith and Hilary Swank feeling fashionably windswept.
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At an altogether slower pace, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti fashion designer Natalie Ratabesi provided a mixture of winter woolens, warm coats and surprise prints while red carpet favourite J. Mendel was wrapping his celebrity clientele up in fur of every kind and colour.
Another fashion hit with the A-list, Marchesa, didn’t disappoint with an Autumn Winter 2013 fashion collection that took an opulent, aristocratic look back at the 18th century. Embroidery was key, whether in the finer detailing of a collar or the full length of a gown, and the designer duo’s innovative play on shapes is set to keep many a red carpet abuzz.
And seeing celebrity front rowers Elizabeth Olsen and Liv Tyler into the cocktail hour, Proenza Schouler duo Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez's mostly monochrome offering was certainly fit for an urban soiree. Reinforcing the round-shouldered fashion trend that’s emerged in NYC, Proenza Schouler sampled them on cropped jackets and textured coats as well as ladylike dresses.
“What’s left?” I hear you cry! Only Ralph Lauren Collection, Calvin Klein Collection and the postponed but bound to please Marc Jacobs. A grand finale indeed.
By Sarah Smith