New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 - Highlights Part 2

Days 5-8 of New York Fashion Week featured shows from notable designers in the fashion industry, such as Caroline Herrera, Belstaff, Ohne Titnel, Donna Karan, Karen Walker, Elie Tahari, Thom Browne, Marc Jacobs, J.Crew, Vera Wang, Rodarte, Betsey Johnson, Michael Kors, Oscar De La Renta, Jeremy Scott, Anna Sui, J.Lindenberg, Ralph Lauren and Cynthia Rowley.

My favourite collections from the second half of the week included:

Narciso Rodriguez Spring/Summer 2013

Body hugging mid-length skirts are replacing the typical mini this coming Spring/Summer season

 Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2013

 Proenza Schouler is now a designer label that is an essential in every woman's wardrobe, with their unique and their take on futuristic feminine unsurpassed by most designers today. I didn't know what to expect after Proenza Schouler's outstanding Autumn/Winter collection, which undoubtedly sparked the oriental print and stiff silk trend amongst women, but this time they wowed fashion media with a collection combining the predicted trends of mesh, coloured leather panels and the comeback of chokers. Proenza Schouler never ceases to disappoint me with their collections, kudos to Jake McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez!

Reed Krakoff Spring/Summer 2013

Vivienne Tam Spring/Summer 2013

Vivienne Tam's latest collection is by far my favourite of New York Fashion Week, and dare I say by comparing collections, Proenza Schouler should be on the run for their money! Vivienne's collection feature a barrage of dresses with geometric and 3D effect meshing and cutouts, all carefully placed, enhancing the mechanical beauty of the dresses themselves and diverts attention away from the revealing nature of the garments. Vivienne also manages to stay on trend with spaghetti strap dresses, the straps forming a symmetrical shape across the woman's chest, with blinding oranges and reds popping out throughout the garments and with metallic coats and jackets adding a masculine quality to the collection. I'm keen to see what lies next for this designer!

Theysken's Theory Spring/Summer 2013

A lot of light, airy outerwear was featured in this collection, a staple in the transitional Spring  season
Zero + Maria Cornejo Spring/Summer 2013

Artwear is becoming prevalent not only in fashion enthusiasts' wardrobes, but also in the mainstream public, with prints depicting distorted artworks and geometric tessellations

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring/Summer 2013

Phillip Lim has brought to women a collection that embodies the "FTW" attitude of street chic New Yorkers, somewhat drawing inspiration from the 1980s and the distinctive style of men and women alike in today's underground London hip hop and hipster scenes.The collection almost clashes with itself, but retains its wearability and intrigue, featuring clashes of floral and metallic, neon and neutral and leopard print with panelled denim. All I could say is, this collection would definitely be a hit amongst rebellious chicks who thrive on the latest trends in punk, urban and high fashion.

Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2013

Calvin Klein will always be one of my favourite labels in the industry - the brand's image of minimalism does not cover the fact that the brand's pieces are simple yet no other designers can replicate its style. Calvin Klein has given the meshing trend a twist, with the mesh forming subtle optical illusions that only complement the movement of figures of the women wearing the dresses. The brand has kept to its signature calming colour palette, and contributes to the toning down of the intricacy of the meshing which is prominent within the collection. 

Diesel Black Gold Spring/Summer 2013

Libertine Spring/Summer 2013

Libertine is one of the few labels that fuse artwear and menswear, allowing the eccentric and artistic male to express his true spirit through his clothing, without limitations. For this coming Spring/Summer season, Libertine have splashed bright fonts onto outerwear and button ups, geometric shapes onto shorts and suits, and pencil drawings onto sportswear, giving a range of options for the dandy male of today.

All images courtesy of Fashionising

All runway shows can be viewed on Youtube via FashionTV or FataleFashion