Tess Giberson’s presentation was less than a favorite in New York as each piece proved to be more artful in concept and less in execution. I, however, really dig that the collection brings a “realness” to the runway. I can easily see any artistic soul in these clothes. The bright, bold colors really bring out the playfulness between the light and heavy fabrics. I also LOVE the knitted pseudo sleeves and the layered pant look. I think Tess really hit the mark. She achieved the serious art vibe without the pretension.
Structured wool, dyed leather, and industrial finishes punctuated the Fall RTW 2013 Kenneth Cole Collection. After 7 years of focusing on the mall rat, the designer stepped back into the spotlight with a luxury collection to rave about. Of course, he paid equal attention to men’s and women’s apparel, which requires a well-studied glimpse into buying trends ( a 7 year-long glimpse to be exact).
The ridiculously wearable line is also equally fashion forward, with boxy shapes and layered textures taking the spotlight. I really like that the collection doesn’t shy away from the menswear trends. The women’s line has punchy, masculine power but still achieves a feminine softness. The best part is that each look can easily be recreated on a thrift store budget. My Fall fashion shopping list just got a little longer.
10 Crosby Derek Lam Fall RTW 2013 is so laid back this year. The loose fitting jackets and tops are easily dressed up or down and I love the urbane prints this year. They’re pretty subdued in comparison to last years print trends.
My favorite pieces from the runway show yesterday are the black/blue print pant and the chunky short sleeved sweater. Short sleeved sweaters are perfect for the weather transition here in Denver (the slushy snow we got last night promises that Spring is near but it’s no less irritating) and they’ll be pretty easy to replicate for a cool DIY project.
New York Fashion Week kicked off yesterday and although RFLX 5280 focuses on Denver Fashion/Arts, we want to at least bring you a little coverage of the most influential labels and designers in the industry.
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