SPRING/SUMMER 2014 RUNWAY COLLECTIONS

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Jen Kao S/S 2013
It may have been staged in the New York Public Library, but Jen Kao’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection was by no means a staid event. For starters, it began in the dark, with a piped-in song prompting the audience to wonder: “Is there life on Mars? You wonder as you walk under the heavens above.” What came next […]

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Suno S/S 2013
You can call it a party of proportions: Lengthwise, patternwise, materialwise and shapewise. Erin Beaty and Max Osterwise created a Spring/Summer collection so interesting and fun, capable to melt the iciest winter hearts and make them go through all the thirty-one looks over and over again. An overflow of, literally, multi-layered inspiration  went down the […]

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VPL S/S 2013
Victoria Bartlett’s VPL SS13 show at the Chelsea Piers themed “Exertion” was influenced by the Summer Olympics. Bartlett focused on a woman’s body, in a scientific and very specific way, researching kinesiology and musculature. Her signature elastics, activewear and cut outs were the backbone but this time she went way out of her comfort zone […]

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Reed Krakoff S/S 2013
This September, Reed Krakoff celebrated in New York the imminent entrance of a non-autumnal season. This is why he borrowed autumn’s color palette and presented it lighter, painted flowing fabrics with its quite vibrance and finished them off with contrasting black leather details. It’s a spring collection that came in with tact and elegance. At […]

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Altuzarra S/S 2013
Joseph Altuzarra is a master at how to dress a powerful woman, and that was tailored all over his Spring/Summer ’13 collection, which was composed strictly of knee-length skirts and pants. The show begun with daywear outfits: cape-like editor-style jackets, not-too-heavily printed skirts, gladiator knee-high sandals and deep-cut shirts. Later along came the skirt cuts […]

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Lacoste S/S 2013
Lacoste turns 80 next year—and we must say, it’s never looked better. Founded in 1933 and famous for its revolutionary tennis shirts, it’s only fitting that designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista took the label back to its origins. See, whereas many younger labels interpret the sporty-urban look as a trend, for Lacoste, it’s a legacy. And […]

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Osklen S/S 2013
Brazil goes 70’s California crazy in Osklen’s SS13 collection, from sunset prints in orange’s and gold’s to palm tree’s scattered on sheer fabrics, all with that Brazilian foundation of bold color and cool ease. Although Founder and designer Oscar Metsavaht has no formal training, his enthusiasm for adventure, travel and extreme sports are all reflected […]

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Marc Jacobs S/S 2013
Two words keep popping up when people talk about Marc Jacobs’s latest Spring/Summer 2013 collection: change and stripes. Coming straight from the designer’s last collection (a 180 degree spin of thick furs and lavish layers), this latest show was a linear line-up of comparatively lighter pieces. Straight lines came in an array, from thin to […]

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Proenza Schouler S/S 2013
The first thing show-goers knew about Proenza Schouler’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection was that it was in probably the farthest destination in an already hectic NYFW schedule: a huge crumbling structure in Manhattan’s Fashion District. The second was that the trip was all worth it. The industrial concrete proved to be a perfect backdrop for the […]

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Cushnie et Ochs S/S 2013
Michelle Ochs, half of design duo Cushnie et Ochs is half Philippine, so this season they used the islands as reference, color (note the splashes of turquoise, midnight blue amongst the mostly white and black collection) and the traditional embroidery  being the main vehicles . Also, this was their first attempt at swimwear, I might […]

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