NYFW SS'13: Day 4

Day Four

Things really started heating up on day four of NYFW, with quite a few of my favourite designers showing their SS'13 collections: Alexander Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Prabal Gurung and Marissa Webb. Designers such as Lacoste, Ruffian, Altuzarra and Jill Stuart also showed their collections, however for the purpose of this update, I am going to focus on the shows which I enjoyed the most!

Alexander Wang: There was a very space age-y and futuristic feel for the Alexander Wang SS'13 show, with boyish-boxy silhouettes and metallic fabrics. Leather panels were separated with nothing but a string holding them together and python prints covered the majority of garments. Colours were very muted with shades of black, white and taupe and if I'm completely honest: it looked as though the models had just fought for survival after being abducted by an alien planet. If the collection wasn't interesting enough, the finale featured each model standing apart on the runway whilst a UV light shone over them and exposed them as the intergalactic beings that they were being portrayed. 

Monique Lhuillier: Oh my, my Monique Lhuillier. She will design clothes and I will forever love every single garment. For her SS'13 collection, the designer used a range of jewel tones in blue, gold, black, red and deep berry and created garments for both day and night with feather prints that verged on resembling an under water adventure. Known for her red carpet looks, the designer did not disappoint when it came to the finale gowns: those were just exquisite as they glittered and swayed their way down the runway. To be honest, the collection speaks for itself so just have a look at my picks below and fall in love just as I did.

Prabal Gurung: Prabal Gurung is known for his structured and slightly aggressive aesthetic when it comes to his collection, however for SS'13 he appeared to have softened a little and gave us a collection that flowed and softly made it's way down the runway with ease and confidence. The opening look, worn by none other than Joan Smalls, featured a white silk-cotton jacket that when turned around, boasted a floaty, A-symetric hem that trailed behind. Sheer shawls covered simple feather graphic T-shirts and pant/skirt ensembles and showed a more athletic look for SS'13. There were plenty options for evening wear, with drop waist sleeveless dresses, embellished with feathers and beads, as well as a handful of dresses featuring pleating, pinched and gathered hems ending just above the knee. The metallic fabric used in a few of the designs, again looked futuristic - but then again, that was a trait from his Fall 2012 collection as well and seems to just apply to his design aesthetic in general. I can definitely see it being a trend for SS'13. 

Marissa Webb: What can I say about Marissa Webb's SS'13 collection, other than "Can I have EVERYTHING?!" The small collection featured a series of very wearable looks with a lot of white, leather and very sporty looks. Tweed jackets, leather trousers, skirts, waist coats and cycle shorts. Sheer shirts, tailored blazers and a few bold looks in red and all over print created a collection that appeals to the modern city woman: whether at work or college. My favourite look has to be the top left image - those leather cycle shorts just makes me want to embrace the trend (seen at a variety of SS'13 shows already this week) right this second. I love the high necklines and that structured power blazer is just amazing. Overall, this might be my favourite wearable collection so far.

What do you think of the shows so far from NYFW SS'13? Who are you most looking forward to seeing, or have seen?

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