Feb 15, 2013

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The Best of New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013! Inspired by Diane Von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, Christian Siriano, Dennis Basso and More!

The world’s top designers showcased their highly anticipated collections for Fall/Winter 2013 at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week!  Houndstooth, alligator, fish scale and confetti prints, peplum, metallics, high waisted shirts, cropped pants and fur were among the top trends!

As you are about to see, the overarching fashion mood is fresh!  I’ve compiled a list of my favorites so you can decide for yourself!

TREND 1: HOUNDSTOOTH

 

1 - Michael Kors FW 13

Michael Kors Fall/Winter 2013 | This houndstooth shawl neckline cardigan looks stunning atop this black turtleneck dress!  It’s accessorized with a black leather waist belt, leather gloves, flap briefcase, white and black color blocked closed toe ankle strap heels and aviators.

2 - Tommy Hilfiger FW 13

Tommy Hilfiger Fall/Winter 2013 | I like Tommy Hilfiger’s American spin on this houndstooth car coat.  The red, white and blue coloring create a refreshing spin on the standard black and white houndstooth hue, and the furry finish feminizes the silhouette of the coat.

3 - Michael Kors FW 13

Michael Kors Fall/Winter 2013 | Looks like a houndstooth onesie, but the mod cut of the pant and top, the universally flattering tone teamed with these toe dipped pointy heels makes the look work!

4 - Tommy Hilfiger FW 13

Tommy Hilfiger Fall/Winter 2013 | Small houndstooth detailing decorate this prim collar top, milky tone and turtleneck.

5 - Tommy Hilfiger FW 13

Tommy Hilfiger Fall/Winter 2013 | A sporty pleated drop waist dress features all over houndstooth and red trimming to match the lapels and cuffs of this tan trench.  I would definitely wear this!

TREND 2: FUR

6 - Dennis Basso FW 13

Dennis Basso Fall/Winter 2013 | First we have a brown multi-tone ribbed fur coat, a navy blue jacket with an oversized fur collar, fur sleeves and crocodile body paired with navy suede pants.  Underneath it all, a delicate satin blouse.  Gorgeous!

7 - Diane Von Furstenburg FW 13

Diane Von Furstenberg Fall/Winter 2013 | Diane Von Furstenberg featured my favorite collection for F/W 13.  She mixed a variety of prints, textures and colors to spice up traditional ready to wear pieces.  Here she uses an oversized fur collar to add drama to a gorgeous cognac and royal blue color blocked coat, which glides against the busy patterns masterfully!

8 - Jason Wu FW 2013

Jason Wu Fall/Winter 2013 | Innovative!  Check out how Jason Wu incorporates fur below the waist on this military and Karl Lagerfeld inspired jacket.  The open toe lace up booties are a genius choice because they mimic the ‘up to there’ closures at the neckline while providing some much needed looseness at the toe.

9 - Michael Kors FW 13

Michael Kors Fall/Winter 2013 | Royal!  Where do I begin?  The expertly designed off the shoulder + V neck fur jacket seductively exposes the chest and collar bone.  This high slit exposes yet another tantalizing part of our body.  The flattering cut of this look is versatile enough to look good on women of all shapes and sizes!

10 - Dennis Basso FW 2013

Dennis Basso Fall/Winter 2013 | Regal!  This ensemble features a ribbed fur cape, sheer top and shimmery silver trousers, oh la la!

TREND 3: COLOR-BLOCKING

11 - Diane Von Furstenburg FW 13

Diane Von Furstenberg Fall/Winter 2013 | Love color blocking?  Check out this lustrous pink suit with a textured collar blouse and strappy heels.  Love!

12 - Oscar de la Renta FW 13

Oscar de la Renta Fall/Winter 2013 | Look at that orange lip!  It’s a zesty complement to this royal blue fur vest, long sleeve top, emerald high waisted pencil skirt with matching pumps and leather gloves.

13 - Altuzarra FW 2013

Altuzarra Fall/Winter 2013 | Illusion dresses are everywhere!  This one has an eagle aura, the bodice is reminiscent of wings.

14 - Carolina Herrera FW 13

Carolina Herrera Fall/Winter 2013 | I like the Spanish inspired silhouette of this look.  The exaggerated rounded sleeves, high waisted mermaid skirt and even the spicy tones create a flavorful combination!

15 - Diane Von Furstenburg 13

Diane Von Furstenberg Fall/Winter 2013 | I was shocked by this one, in fact it’s one of my favorites.  Metallics, color blocking, a high waisted pencil skirt with a tummy slimming panel, the smooth and chocolatey unbuttoned blouse, caged heels and so much more!  Must have!

TREND 4: SHEER

16 - Christian Siriano FW 13

Christian Siriano Fall/Winter 2013 | Angelic and provocative, this sheer floor length embellished dress leaves only a little to the imagination.  Come-hither bad boy!

17 - Naeem Khan FW 13

Naeem Khan Fall/Winter 2013 | This elegant dress features an exposed back, sheer gathering, exquisite stud detailing and dainty neck bow.

18 - Diane Von Furstenburg FW 13

Diane Von Furstenberg Fall/Winter 2013 | Mingling casual chic and evening wear, a cobalt blue deep V neck dress with sheer sleeves such as this can also be dressed down with black leather boots for less formal occassions.

19 - Rodarte FW 13

Rodarte Fall/Winter 2013 | A sheer back panel is used to accent wing embroidery and a ‘sexy back’ on this intoxicating number.

20 - Jason Wu FW 2013

Jason Wu Fall/Winter 2013 | What a striking photo!  And the dress is equally stunning.  I like the fluid movement of the pleated skirt due to the chiffon fabric.  And look at how the diamond cut at the chest is gracefully curtained by the sheer overlay.

TREND 5: PEPLUM

21 - Zac Posen FW 13

Zac Posen Fall/Winter 2013 | Peplum, peplum, peplum!  We can’t get enough!  This one is unique because the peplum detail at the midsection resembles a bow and contrasts beautifully with the neckline and mermaid hemline.  Decadent!

22 - Michael Kors FW 13

Michael Kors Fall/Winter 2013 | Polished black trimming along the top and skirt plus color blocked heels make this simple silhouette pop!

23 - Michael Kors FW 13

Michael Kors Fall/Winter 2013 | Ooooh!  This one is special because the leather peplum detail sprouts from the sides rather than the center for edge.  Plus the cross zipper detail is hard hitting!

24 - Michael Kors FW 13

Michael Kors Fall/Winter 2013 | Wow!  Another refreshing take on peplum, a train!  It also pulls inspiration from the hi low trend seen on just about everyone!

25 - Michael Kors FW 13

Michael Kors Fall/Winter 2013 | Here it is again, peplum accents swinging from the sides!  This time it decorates a corset bodice with a sweetheart neckline, buckle waist belt and heels and a stretchy pencil skirt.

TREND 6: FEMININE PRINTS

26 - Diane Von Furstenburg FW 13

Diane Von Furstenberg Fall/Winter 2013 | Ravishing!  Confetti and geometric prints shower this keyhole wrap dress and electrify the runway!

27 - Victoria, Victoria Beckham FW 13

Victoria, Victoria Beckham Fall/Winter 2013 | The profile print on this blouse is clever!  Simple yet impactful, just like Victoria Beckham.

28 - Diane Von Furstenburg FW 13

Diane Von Furstenberg Fall/Winter 2013 | The pink parallel trimming and exotic print of this dress make it unforgettable!

29 - Tory Burch FW 13

Tory Burch Fall/Winter 2013 | Noticing a lot of high necklines?  Me too!  I’m happy we’ve moved past tie neck blouses, for now at least.  The print on this top is reflected in the teal leather high waisted skirt with a front slit.  The black pendant on her necklace ties in beautifully with the dark tights, purse and shoes.  Excellent outfit for the office during fall and winter.

30 - Vera Wang FW 13

Vera Vang Fall/Winter 2013 | I’ve never really been a fan of florals, but this works!  The slim cropped pants, airy cape blouse and rich coloring modernizes the floral print.

TREND 7: PARTY PANTS

31 - Prabal Gurung FW 2013

Prabal Gurung Fall/Winter 2013 | Horizontal, vertical and asymmetrical gold stitching amplify the glam factor of these skinny pants and the gold heels make the perfect finish!

32 - Diane Von Furstenburg FW 13

Diane Von Furstenberg Fall/Winter 2013 | Drop the trimmings and go all out!  These golden beauties are at the forefront of leafy adornments on a sheer blouse and scarf plus an incredible leather trench with red lapels and a daring print.

33 - Diane Von Furstenburg FW 13

Diane Von Furstenberg Fall/Winter 2013 | The leopard print works because it is tamed by the neutral coloring and varied with ombre effect, you see how the print is smaller on the top and larger at the bottom.  It’s really easy on the eye, which makes room for a metallic alligator blazer and oversized hobo.

34 - Diane Von Furstenburg FW 13

Diane Von Furstenberg Fall/Winter 2013 | Cream and black are succulent hues for this look, the print almost looks like cherries.  This design, however, induces the same mouth watering appeal with sophistication.

35 - Diane Von Furstenburg FW 13

Diane Von Furstenberg Fall/Winter 2013 | Fish scales inspire this head to toe textured look and I love it!  DVF brilliantly uses prints to breathe new life and add more dimension to fashion this year.  Two thumbs up!!

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