Known for her ultra-feminine looks, Victoria Beckham switched things up for her Sunday show, adding sporty vibes and punches of print to her runway resume.
Normally the epitome of posh, Victoria Beckham revamped her aesthetic for spring, creating what she described as an “urban surf” vibe, drawing from classics like The Endless Summer to inject her linewith fluid frocks, soft pleats and breezy tanks. Abandoning her signature body-con dress, she made sure to point out that the collection’s silhouettes were cut for women of all shapes.
Basing her collection in clean whites, Beckham introduced print as a major theme for the first time–adding punches of earth-toned ginghams and Japanese-inspired waves to the minimalistic collection. Clean lines, spring suede, graphic patterns and sporty touches all breezed down the runway.
Pink is the color of the season. Luckily, the Parisian sun is the perfect complement to any shade of rose! Irene’s outfit is inspired by ’50s silhouettes and feminine lines. I am a huge fan of the short-sleeve sweater, and this ribbed style adds some modern balance to her retro full skirt. Simple black accessories keep Irene’s look clean and chic.
How amazing does Laetitia look in this bold noonday sun? She practically radiates grace and glamour. I love vintage, and this fifties-inspired look is beyond beautiful.
The full, patterned skirt is a must-have this fall, and burgundy is going to be the must-wear color, so Laetitia is right on point. Her simple pastel blouse is an understated complement to the statement skirt and heels.
If there was a Fashion Week contest for the most print-filled collection, Tracy Reese would take the cake. The New York designer sent a plethora of eye-catching patterns down the runway, from stripes and plaids to abstract landscapes and watercolors—a refreshing sight after all the neutral collections we’ve been seeing this week.
Reese’s silhouettes focused on what she does best: designing curve-conscious dresses for the modern girl.
To kick off New York Fashion Week we tapped a few of our fave designers showing at Lincoln Center, along with a couple of the fashion influencers who will be attending, to share some of the meaningful moments that make the runway season so exciting!
Tracy Reese on her funniest Fashion Week backstage memory: “I remember one season I was wrapping up backstage interviews, and we were just about to start last looks. Out of the corner of my eye I spotted one of the models in a bright white frock with lime-green undies showing through! We had to do a very quick switch. Now I am thankful every season when we have a few extra nude pairs on hand—always a lifesaver!”
Punk chic is back! I had a prolonged punk rock phase as a young gun and I still love all things leather and plaid. Leslie’s sexy zip skirt is the perfect complement to her prim tartan top. Throw in a little leopard print and some bold cat’s-eye frames, and you have yourself a look!
Now, here’s a designer who doesn’t shrink from color. Michigan native Tracy Reese cited Afro-Cuban influences as the guiding light behind her vibrant, floral-laden collection, shown Sunday at Lincoln Center. A three-piece percussion group walloped away as models hit the runway in raffia-embroidered jackets, girly jacquard dresses and tough gladiator sandals. While Reese didn’t send a cat down the runway this season, a different sort of surprise came from graphic flower tattoos, strategically placed on models’ shoulders and calves.
Finally, some bright, colorful prints to lighten up this largely dark and moody Fashion Week. Tracy Reese brought the happy with her fall/winter 2013 collection inspired by the women of New York … and cats! She sprinkled in a few feline references in the form of cheetah prints and cat-eye sunglasses—but the big wow of the show came from an actual cat making its runway debut.
We spotted the beautiful Angela Bassett in the front row.
First Lady Michelle Obama was stunning and sophisticated as usual last week during her speech at the Democratic National Convention.
This week, some of our buyers met with the designer behind the dress–Tracy Reese–who gave them the inside scoop on the gorgeous silk-and-linen jacquard Mrs. Obama wore (and complemented with grey nails and pink heels).