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Peter Som‘s spring show felt like a well-timed ode to the Rookie generation. A parade of models with cotton candy strands walked the runway yesterday morning in quirky veils and collared blouses that were at once nostalgic and whimsically youthful. The palette of ice cream parlor pastels lent a playful air to bustier tops and voluminous poplin skirts, while Som’s Earnest Sewn collaboration took Hawaiian board shorts far away from their surf shop roots to a, dare we say, elegant milieu.
Although Ryan Lochte was the star that everyone wanted to get a piece of at Rebecca Minkoff‘s spring 2013 show Friday afternoon, fellow Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross was also sitting front and center. We caught up with the track and field gold medalist after the show, and she revealed her design aspirations.
For spring 2013, Nicole Miller was inspired by “nature, futurism, and sci-fi.” This translated into black and white ensembles punched up with neon or galactic star trim, printed jumpsuits, flowing mullet dresses, structured toppers, and patterned bottoms. After the show was over, we caught up with socialite and handbag designer Tinsley Mortimer.
As tradition, June Ambrose brought her daughter 7-year-old daughter Summer Chamblin to New York Fashion Week. On Friday afternoon, the pair were spotted at Leila Shams‘s spring 2013 presentation. We chatted with the celeb stylist and her adorable daughter after the show, and she joked about her daughter’s expensive taste in fashion.
Twenty minutes before Rebecca Minkoff‘s spring 2013 show was scheduled to start, I got a message that Ryan Lochte would be attending. Needless to say, I, like every other reporter who confirmed with his Twitter account, took off my heels, slipped on flats, and hustled up double-time to Lincoln Center. Once inside The Theater, the vibe was noticeably more electric than any of the previous shows I had attended, with more reporters and photographers milling about on the runway. And then it began.
When we asked Allison Williams who she’d most like to be seated next to at fashion week, we were expecting an answer along the lines of, say, Ryan Lochte or Rihanna. But it seems the Girls star has her sights set on a slightly younger demographic.
It was a long evening, but Fashion’s Night Out at Saks Fifth Avenue was well worth it. I interviewed one of my favorite athletes, Amar’e Stoudemire from the New York Knicks, and took a photo with him. Yeah, I was totally shameless.
Kimberly Ovitz‘s spring 2013 show at Hudson River Park’s Runway at Pier 57 yesterday afternoon was every bit about the clothes as it was the lack of shoes on the models. You see, the girls were barefoot and walked on a clay runway, as opposed to a traditional über shiny one.
But you sure wouldn’t know it from the tunes Solange Knowles was spinning last night at her Meatpacking District flagship.
Despite the mob of fashionable girls (and one adorable little boy) snapping photos with and of Rebecca Minkoff at Saks Fifth Avenue during Fashion’s Night Out, the designer seemed relaxed and ease. Almost eerily so, and she later admitted that it’s because she’s completely, 100 percent finished with her spring 2013 collection, which we’re livestreaming at 3 p.m. this afternoon.
Early this morning we strapped on our heels and headed uptown to Lincoln Center for our first show of New York Fashion Week: BCBG Max Azria. We started backstage, where we were jostled by crowds of photographers, harried PR reps, and bloggers alike, until finally found our way to the eye of the storm, aka hair and makeup. Stylists smudged kohl liner and mussed-up the hair of an army of razor-cheekboned models, including some of our favorites like Liu Wen and Ruby Aldridge, both of whom were clad in quintessential model/rockstar-off-duty noir attire.
Things are moving quite fast for Monika Chiang. She debuted her eponymous line just last year, and now she’s showing her latest collection at Lincoln Center. Chiang presented her spring 2013 collection this afternoon to a room full of editors, and buyers, who were all clamoring for a look at Chiang’s line, which she refers to as “luxurious athleticism.”
You may think fashion week is about the clothing (and/or getting photographed and seen by the appropriate people at the appropriate parties), but CNN and Fox have uncovered a new side to this week of style: the diets. Intrepid reporters at both organizations have filed pieces on what may be the most earth-shattering news of the week.
For a night devoted for fashion, you’ve got to bring your A-game on the red carpet. And at last night’s Style awards, most did just that.
Last night, Target celebrated its second round of The Shops at Target with — what else? — a shopping party. Guests like Lynn Yaeger, Mickey Boardman, Brooklyn Decker, and Hailee Steinfeld perused the collaborations with Kirna Zabete, Odin, Patch NYC, and The Curiosity Shoppe while
nibbling inhaling mini pies, pretzels, and barbecue-flavored pop corn.
Doesn’t everyone have one?
How have you been getting prepared for New York Fashion Week? Hitting the gym? Loading up on Tommy Ton-ready accessories? Flexing those tweeting fingers? Odds are you’re not still not quite as prepared as this dream team.
This Thursday marks the start of the marathon known as New York Fashion Week. And since fashion is always a season ahead, while we’re gearing up for fall, designers will be sending out models in breezy spring looks. We’ve got your first look at the inspirations behind their spring 2013 collections, and a peek at what’ll come strutting down that runway.
We’ve partnered with HOUGHTON to bring you two tickets to the Spring/Summer 2013 fashion show September 7th at the Standard Hotel, plus the opportunity to go backstage and sit down for a glass of bubbly with designer Katharine Polk! Read our Q+A to learn more about the the industrious, animal-loving Polk, her breezy NYC label, and what’s to come this season.