MBFW Spring 2013



So here is the MBFW schedule beginning next weekend. I took a look as I always do, and though I’d provide some brief commentary on what I am most looking forward to. As I highlighted my favorites (seen above in yellow) I realized, there aren’t may of my favorites that show in New York, and they may have all gone to London. Gasp. That is the big thing this year, many designers are choosing to show in London . I am all for the spread of fashion culture, but it used to mean something when you said you were showing at New York Fashion Week. That’s all I’m saying.  

The first few days in my opinion, aren’t anything special. But they always save the more high-end and prestigious collections for the end. So what am I excited about? I’ll tell you:

Monique Lhuillier- who doesn’t love a good ball gown/wedding dress. Known for amazing detail and handwork in ornate dresses

Zac Posen- I feel like he’s the younger version of Marc Jacobs, and one day he too, will have a huge empire (z spoke, Zac Posen, collabs,etc) managing all his diversion lines and maybe an old fashion house or two

MM6 Maison Martin Margiela- What’s that jacket? Yes, it’s MM6. I love seeing what minimal-yet-highly constructed garments MM6 will present. It’s going to be strange and weird, but it’s also art.

Badgley Mischka– Finally, a fashion brand has surfaced between mass market shows. Badgley Mischka is beautiful and hopefully impressive. There are probably future best dressed looks in their collection.

Rachel Zoe- No I’m not obsessed with her, or worship her, but I do think her clothes are elegant and vintage-chic. She does a great job with converting her vision into reality. I am happy she continues to have a show at NYFW.

Milly by Michelle Smith- Preppy, colorful, cutesy. I’m trying to relive the days of Gossip Girl. No, I actually do love the Milly show. The looks are well put together and I often find myself saying, ” I want to wear that.”

Calvin Klein Collection: Minimal and yet elegant, I always love CK for this. I have flashbacks of Emma Stone’s lovely peach Oscar dress. Lets recreate that type of garment, shall we?

Can we please take a moment to talk about why/how Betsey Johnson is showing? I thought they were bankrupt? Regardless, I hope this NYFW is eventful and that lines surprise me. Who knows, maybe they’ll end up on this list in the fall.

Alexander Wang S/S 2013

The Alexander Wang show not only flooded my twitter feed, but also was the most talked about show from Saturday, September 8, 2012. Waiting to view the photos of the collection properly, through style.com, I finally got my chance last evening. I was floored. The garments are futuristic in a way that’s wearable. There are meticulous cutouts and illusions held together by fishing wire making the garments look like they are wearing the models. The finale was a stunner:  all the models were placed on the runway, standing still, and the lights were cut revealing that the dresses glow in the dark. Sitting front row was an array of fashion-staples from Anna Della Russo to A$AP Rocky.







Jeremy Scott

One of my favourite designers Jeremy Scott held his S/S ’12 fashion show at Milk Studios today (I watched the live stream). I was floored by the string of themes he decided to go with: Western, cowboy, 50s, cow print, cacti, and campy-California. Of course those are my opinions on the thematics of the show. I think Jeremy Scott is an artist (clearly a theme of the designers I admire; see my Rodarte post). I love designers who are artists and Jeremy is the fashion industry’s Andy Warhol. I wish I could plaster his entire show on my blog but that would just be excessive so peep the entire show here.