While Autumn Winter 2013 fashion collections from The Row, Donna Karan and 3.1 Phillip Lim thrilled fashion fans throughout the day, the Marc by Marc Jacobs presentation filled the designer’s mainline slot to keep everyone yearning for more.
At The Row Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen gave ample reason to rise early on the 6th day of shows in New York with a collection that hummed of harder-than-it-looks nonchalance. An air of East meets West was played out in chunky knit and wrap-around skirt pairings with fine detailing and luxe fabrics key to each look.
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Bringing drama back to the fore, Carolina Herrera took celebrity front rowers Olivia Palermo and Molly Sims back to the 1940s with top models Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevingne and Lindsey Wixson gliding down the runway with nipped-in waists and pussy bow blouses, complete with victory rolls in their hair.
Donna Karan’s mainline fashion collection took an asymmetric lead with sheer cutout paneling from draped jersey dresses and capes aplenty. Meanwhile, at 3.1 Phillip Lim the coat reigned supreme with patchwork bikers, boyfriend blazers and shearling overcoats bringing smiles of delight to the front row.
And while Marc Jacobs’ mainline fashion collection was scheduled to close the day’s proceedings, bad weather and subsequent delivery delays forced the designer to postpone until Thursday. But proving the show must go on, Marc by Marc Jacobs was brought into fill the spot and provided a fresh take on ‘70s styling – think retro prints, cropped trousers, A-line shapes and turtle necks – in vibrant shades with big, brushed out curls and berry red lips completing each look.
But it’s not over yet! Day 7 will see Victoria Beckham return to the spotlight with her diffusion line, plus Vera Wang, Kate Middleton favourite Jenny Packham and Oscar de la Renta.
By Sarah Smith