It is not often that a runway show accurately captures the pulse of what the world of fashion wants to wear: the impeccably styled BCBGMAXAZRIA‘s Fall/Winter 2013 collection
The prints in this collection are a juxtaposition of Phil Frost‘s layered art work and Turkish-inspired prints using photos from Lubov’s recent trip to Istanbul
Just when I thought I had every coat I wanted, I see this stunning piece.
Up close, it looks like the exotic skin of a purple/blue alien – achieved using a honeycomb quilting technique on nylon
One of my favorite examples of layering:
a brightly printed silk dress + 2 cashmere sweaters over it, and toffee stamped lizard thigh-high boots – finished with a navy cashmere beanie
Another extraordinary coat, this time a motorcycle jacket in port burgundy leather with a matching fur collar
A beautiful hand-cut embroidered burgundy port leather top and skirt
A perfect winter white – talc leather baseball jacket with embossed sleeves, satin shift dress, and thigh high boots
My favorite dress of the show, a trapunto stich bra, under a talc tulle tunic with leather sequins and a long slip dress with appliqués + an ivory cashmere beanie
The proverbial cool girl who layers effortlessly and wears a beanie everywhere she goes
I loved seeing the smiling faces of the models peek around the corner. Lubov told us that many of them had never walked in a US fashion show before and she was excited to give a chance to these fresh faces
calm after the fashion storm
BONUS GAME! Spot the fashion bloggers in the front row: 1/ Lindsey of Saucy Glossie 2/ Sydne of Sydne Style 3/ Helena of Brooklyn Blonde 4/ Kimberly of Eat Sleep Wear 5/ Erica of Honestly WTF 6/ Danielle of We Wore What 7/ Rumi of Fashion Toast 8/ Carolina of Fashion Squad 9/ Chriselle of The Chriselle Factor 10/ Aimee of Song of Style 11/ Chiara of The Blonde Salad 12/ Wendy of Wendy’s Lookbook 13/ Kelly of The Glamourai 14/ Leandra of Man Repeller 15/ Garance of Garance Doré – did we miss any?
The perfect runway show at the perfect time: just before a massive snow storm. The show was such a hit that Rumi of Fashion Toast found herself compelled to wear an outfit inspired by the collection mere hours later. Post-Nemo everyone seems to be running around NYC in copious layers and beanies.