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Inspired by the Picasso "Black and White" exhibition at the Guggenheim, the Helmut Lang show started strongly with a series of geometric black, white, and grey overcoats and suits. Check out our favorite coat from the show's first look in our slideshow above (slide eight).
There's a reason why Sofia Sizzi, the designer behind the label Giulietta was named a finalist in last year's CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund competition and picked up by picked up by luxury giants Barneys and Net-a-Porter: she's a designer with a strong point of view who knows precisely what her vision is.
There was plenty to grab our attention at the Hood By Air runway show on Sunday—most notably, the inclusions of performance artist Boychild (who popped into the show several times to perform short, tweaky, barely controlled freakouts at the end of the runway between models' walks) and of rapper A$AP Rocky, who closed the show with a walk so natural we'd swear he was a graduate of the Handsome Boy Modeling School.
"It's incredible—it's very much her, it's very much us," Opening Ceremony co-founder Humberto Leon told Interview during the rabble-rousing presentation for Chloë Sevigny's latest collaboration with the brand, which he said used Sevigny's involvement in the Occupy movement as a starting point.
Last season, Marc Jacob's muse was Edie Sedgwick; a ‘60s it-girl with a penchant for cat eyeliner and monochrome stripes. This season Jacobs replaced Sedgwick with her '80s counterpart, the punk-rock club kid dressed.
Andreas Melbostad's first collection for Diesel's Black Gold line was filled with sexy leathe.
The German-American menswear designer sent his models out in dark, broad-rimmed hats, double-strand belts, polka dot black and white leather gloves, and burnt-red suede shoes with matching socks.
After an unusually girly spring, Rachel Comey was back to menswear-inspired front-pleated trousers and leather jackets and V-necks at her Fall/Winter presentation.
Narciso Rodriquez knows what he's good at—simple, sleek, and elegant color-blocked clothing—but that doesn't mean he's stuck in the past.
Psychedelic printed shift dresses, bright swirling pinks, purples, blues and greens, lurid tights, and statement pendants—the Anna Sui show was pure...Anna Sui.
With lace inserts, dandelions, and dragonflies, Thakoon was a breath of summer on a slushy February day.
There was a spring step to the beginning Phillip Lim's 3.1 collection with pink quilted shorts and minis, round sunglasses, embroidered beige trousers, and layered trenches.
There was plenty to like at Prabal Gurung's Fall/Winter 2013 presentation: over-the-knee, black leather boots with buckles running up the side and an occasional flash of skin; shiny gold booties; olive green parkas and embroidered jackets; and silk cocktail dresses and gowns with leather harnesses.
With woolen caps piled high on top of each model's head, Band of Outsiders looked to the 1940s, producing an elegant collection of printed tea dresses, tartan and striped skirt suits, and billowing gowns in blue, purple, pink, and green.
Buckles, buckles everywhere and Francisco Costa's Calving Klein Collection.
Olivier Theyskens presented a line of effortless, well-crafted basics for Theory's runway show.
Kenneth Cole's first runway show in seven years began with grey suits for men and women, and featured a plethora of ambitious leather jackets.
There's something kinky in the overflow of humanity into its surroundings."—visual artist Matt Connolly http://t.co/AHNOPpnkQj
Brocade, sequins, netting, fur stoles, and elbow-length gloves—Vera Wang presented a party girls dream collection in a palette of black, violet, lilac, and the occasional touch of orange.
With models clad in chenille and neoprene, and incorporating leopard prints and oversized quilted jackets, DKNY's Fall/Winter 2013 collection was a throwback to the label's '90s origins in urban sportswear.
Masters of chunky knits and chic but utterly wearable blazers in dark hues—Fall is always Rag & Bone's best season. 2013 was no exception.
Simple and sexy black leather and fur (fur-trimmed coats and dresses, fur mittens) dominated at the Altuzarra show.
Leather, velvet, croc, and shiny silk, Reed Krakoff showed a Downtown-friendly monochromatic collection of versatile workwear.
Part '40s inspired, part harlequin, part Alice and Wonderland, part Christ figure, and part androgynous menswear, Thom Browne's runway show was an amalgamation of thoughts into a cohesive whole.
The British heritage label combined its classic waxed-cotton black jackets with a series of minis—including a studded, gladiator-style pleated skirt—and knee high boots.
Not even Nemo could put a damper on Louise Goldin's runway show, which was scheduled for 1pm on the Saturday after the storm hit New York City. The British designer had everything under control. "I was completely organized and [had] no problem," Goldin told Interview post-show.
The designer mixed grown-up silhouttes—nipped waists, off the shoulder jackets with matching skirts, and leather bodice, tiered gowns—with tongue-in-cheek blue camo-print fur jackets, ski-goggle sunnies, visible zippers, and bright orange.
After a colorful Spring, the Proenza boys focused on elegant monochrome and wide, rounded shoulders.
Yohji Yamamoto of Y-3 focused on proportions and cut this season, sending models down the runway in heavy layers packed with volume.
The Alexander Wang show began with a series of boxing-influenced, elbow-length fur mittens, worn with grey snoods and shoe cozies. The opening song: Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger."
The Tommy man has grown up and graduated. There are still traces of his collegiate preppy style—a popped collar with a metal "T H" sewn onto it, cheeky novelty socks, too-cool-for-school sunglasses.
While most of the designers preparing for New York Fashion Week were concerned about the season's trends—quilting, oversized garments, tartans—Eric Schlösberg and Elizabeth Ammerman were thinking about something decidedly less stylish: middle school.