fall 2013

Extremely Wu

February seems like a bygone era, once a fleeting moment of New York fashion week hysteria, hindered by the drudgery of blizzard Nemo.  But, one cannot complain too much, with a schedule of shows saved on my iCal, stiletto boots switched out for sensible ice-breaking, slush-stomping Burberry wellies, I was not going to miss a show.

Jason Wu Fall 2013 - Pamela Martin Duarte and Max Trowbridge

Its hard to get into shows, it’s virtually impossible to attend with a friend, but as luck would have it my good friend Pamela Martin Duarte invited me to attend the Jason Wu show as her guest.

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Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2013

Richly hued, and abundant with multifarious ornate textures, the Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2013 collection, stated anything but a wallflower. The Fantasy Street Style inspired collection took the notions of an edgy gamine—sophisticated, whimsical but most certainly street smart.

Alice + Olivia By Stacey Bendet - Presentation - Fall 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

“In a moment when street style influences fashion more than ever, I wanted to create a fantasy inspiration for how the Alice + Olivia girl dresses every day,” mused Bendet. Anything goes in this perfectly mismatched collection of leather, lace, floral brocade, with suited styles, a bustier, layers of knits and vests, adorned with short full skirts, coats, metallic jackets, and distressed denim. A perfectly curated hodge-podge of whimsy that just simply defines a cleverly orchestrated collection.

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