Oodles of fashion bloggers, models and editors turned out for Helmut Lang yesterday. We snapped a few before taking our seat.
Be sure to check out our coverage of the show, and take a peek at the backstage beauty.
Models Crystal Renn and Hilary Rhoda
Marie Claire‘s Zanna Roberts Rassi
T‘s new style director Kate Lanphear
Bloggers Bryan Boy and Rumi Neely
- Mary O’Regan
It was all about innovative techniques this season for Nicole and Michael Covolos, the creative duo behind Helmut Lang. From rubber-treated fabric to laser-cut film, nearly every component in their Picasso-inspired collection was made with nontraditional techniques. So it comes as no surprise that the fall/winter 2013 show had a distinctly futuristic feel, replete with the couple’s self-described “sharp slouch” aesthetic.
(See also: front-row photos from the show and backstage beauty coverage.)
- Mary O’Regan
We’re loving the Fall/Winter 2013 preparation snapshots coming out of Helmut Lang‘s Instagram feed. Here’s a peek at the runway show invite options:
And the final verdict:
Models lounge at the showroom during yesterday’s casting call:
The show’s on Friday—we’ll be there. Stay tuned!
- Mary O’Regan
Ever wanted a sneak-peek at a designer’s showroom? Our Designer Buying Team shared a few snaps from their adventures at Fashion Week. Check out our team as they browse and select pieces from the collections you’ll be seeing at Nordstrom.
Boy. by Band of Outsiders
3.1 Phillip Lim
Andrea Liberman of A.L.C.
Alice + Olivia
It was another scorcher at Lincoln Center today, but Caroline handled the humidity with grace. She says she’s a luxe-loving lady and can’t wait to break out her leather and fur for fall.
Her impeccable eye for color and creative silhouettes definitely puts her on my style-star list!
Shop similar styles:
Knee-Length Skirts | Aviator Sunglasses | The Perfect Red Lip
Shop our Editor’s Picks to recreate this look:
- Helmut Lang Jersey Skirt
- Ray-Ban Folding Aviators
- Bobbi Brown Lip Color
You already know that fall is full of exotic animal prints, from leopard to python and everything in between. For a quirky-cool twist on the fauna-inspired trend, we suggest trying graphic animal prints—nudging the trend just a little further without venturing into “cat sweater” territory.
Take animal print to new graphic heights with a panther-print dress, handbag or scarf from MARC BY MARC JACOBS. The repeating rows of skulking cats—or the friendlier felines sauntering across a Lanvin Cat & Logo Silk Dress—are an eye-catching departure from the usual stripes, florals or polka dots.
For a more subtle approach, try this Helmut Lang top—the single, extended wing is ethereal and modern, a fitting accompaniment to Lang’s minimalist style.
We’re also loving the horses galloping across scarves from Hinge and Trouvé, and at the top of the fashion food chain is a wolf-print cardigan from 3.1 Phillip Lim. The semi-snarling print on the front of this cashmere-blend cropped cardi is a sure-fire conversation starter.
MARC BY MARC JACOBS ‘Panthera’ Knit Dress
Lanvin Cat & Logo Print Washed Silk Dress
Helmut Lang Falcon Print Silk Top
Hinge ‘Horses’ Eternity Scarf
Goddess style is statuesque—but the museum isn’t the only place to admire it. Today’s new muse captures our imagination with elegant draped shapes to rival classically fluid forms.
Our inspiration: The eternally chic tunic of the goddess Hebe by Bertel Thorvaldsens mirrors the sculptural silhouette of a ‘Twisted Tuck’ dress by Helmut Lang.