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It may be the beginning of fall, but New York is already buzzing about what's hot for Spring 2013 with NY Fashion Week winds down at Lincoln Center. Here are highlights from some of this week's best shows:
Exposed lingerie, crop tops (including one with Mickey Mouse!), and long, lean, relaxed silhouettes were prevalent this season at Marc Jacobs, much like we've seen at many of the other shows. Notable in this collection, however, were the amount of thick, bold stripes the designer incorporated into his collection and his reliance on mostly neutral hues, a stark departure from the over-the-top textures, gigantic hats, and colors we saw last season.
With J.Crew, it's all about the styling. Sure, there were great pieces in the spring collection -- there always are -- but it's how they put those pieces together that separates the brand's collections from other commercially driven ones. Brocade pants paired with a print button down worn under a sweater emblazoned with the word "darling" for example, or mix matched prints worn with a bright cross-body bag and colorblocked shoes -- there was an endless amount to love in the brightly colored and patterned lineup. Better yet, it was all wearable and given what we know about the brand's price points, affordable.
Her backbone may be contemporary pieces that give classics like twin sets bold yet wearable twists, but Tory Burch is a jettsetter and the influence of her travels showed more so than ever in her Spring 2013 collection. Bright tropical prints, sun dresses, tunic tops, patterned button downs, and shift dresses came embellished with fringe, beading, and other finishings and they were more or less all styled with embellished bags (think fringe and pom poms) and oversized ethnic jewelry, all of which serve to add visual interest to what would otherwise be basic closet staples.