With Day 1 and 2 of New York Fashion Week over and out, and Day 3 in my sites, my already weary body is cringing with the prospect of 6 more days of sheer craziness. Yet, The Fashion Hunter, fueled with dangerous amounts of caffeine, stops at nothing in bringing you my brief runway recap from the past few days. Have the New York designers had a round table discussion on print fatigue? Maybe we are just exhausted from prints throwing up all over each other this Fall, as the white ghostly palette on the other end of the fashion spectrum has been a common denominator running through the past few Spring shows.
It started with Rachel Comey’s Spring 2013 show at Pier 59, where a doorman on the bottom floor led the way by asking “Are you looking for fashion?” To which I replied, “of course, yes!” The show opened with a crisp white shift dress and continued with a series of oversized white dresses leading to a crop of grays, blues, pinks, and greens. Comey, known for her work-and-weekend designs, focused on occasion dressing for the first time with hints of sparkle and easy feminine details. The metallic shorts nailed it and were the ultimate show stopper.
Over at BCBG, there was a nod to Helmut Newton with an abundance of leather harnesses. The color palette traded the current pop colors for fall to a muted collection of mainly black, white, coral, and cream. There’s no doubt as to whether or not this lady is in charge with this sex-forward theme. Can anyone say Fifty Shades? Ironically, there wasn’t any grey in sight.
The Honor show, on the other hand, felt like attending a royal celebration. High ruffled collars and intricate lacy details strutted down the runway and were straightforward pretty. I loved the modern long sleeves, floral dresses, and bell-shaped skirts. Randall pulled off the Elizabethan vibe with just the right mix of glamour for today’s woman.
Spoiler Alert! Stay tuned tomorrow for a taste of what Fashion Week is really like for the Fashion Hunter. Tomorrow is my birthday 9/9 and my blog’s anniversary! And with that I bid you a goodbye. Happy Saturday–Have a drink for me!