With New York Fashion Week for Spring 2013 collections coming to a close yesterday, I'm reflecting on some of my favorites from the week. I'm a print and color-focused kind of gal, so you won't see any of the minimalist or all-white collections here (although there were a lot of them!) I've selected my top 5 favorite print-friendly collections, most of them heavy on texture and new fabrications as well.
All photos are from Style.com and you can view the full collections there!
3.1 Phillip Lim looked fresh, fabulous, and totally wearable. And I LOVE that Lim was inspired by the Dada literary movement for this collection. (read more about it on Style.com) On my dream shopping list would be so many things from this collection - the patchwork pants above, the belted patchwork cut-away tunic, the garden floral jumpsuit, and the hot pink overalls (to name a few!). And major props for making overalls look trendy again - that is not easy!
Alice & Oliva by Stacey Bendet is always known for being colorful and quirky, so its no surprise that this seasons "American Dream" inspired collection follows suit. I love the childlike hand on the red-printed floral above. Bold, primary colors were juxtaposed with soft pastels in a mix of prints (everything from black & white geos to pink cosmic florals). And a simple paint splatter looked fresh in a late-50s inspired dress silhouette with a circle buckle belt.
Relative newcomer Calla Haynes (she first debuted her brand Calla on last Spring's NY fashion week),
presented subtle, ladylike silhouettes in crazy, cosmic prints. I love the way she played with splashy, colorful patterns mixed with texture-intense fabrications.
Feminine florals are Charlotte Ronson's forté, but they looked even fresher when paired with ocean-inspired stripes like the one above. Color-blocking, neon track-jackets, and bralette tops (which are already on my 'must-have' list for next Spring!) won me over.
I can't get over this retro cell phone at Suno. Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis have always shown great print direction (they came onto the scene a few years ago with colorfully printed Kenyan textiles, and their latest collections have evolved from there). This is my absolute favorite print of everything I saw for Spring! The border prints were also a cohesive theme in the group, and florals, geos, and textured black and white stripes all made an appearance in various combinations.
What are your Fashion Week favorites?
Have a wonderful weekend!