This year, Mother Nature tried to bring Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to a stand still, but as we all know, fashion never sleeps – or lets an impending blizzard stop the show. With more than 15 inches of snow on the streets of New York, the top fashion designers in the world released their Fall/Winter 2013 collections. Fashion week sets the stage for the new trends we will be seeing in the coming seasons.
Designers, journalists, bloggers, celebrities and stylists alike descend upon the fashion capital of the United States, and perhaps even the world, to experience a frenzy of colors, textures, patterns and styles. Over the course of the whirlwind eight-day event, New York witnessed fashions from legends such as Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren and Vera Wang, as well as collections from emerging designers like Peter Pilotto and Mark Fast.
The most talked-about trend we noticed this year was an innovative use of fur. Designers incorporated fur into their designs in the most creative of ways. Gone are the days when fur was limited to outerwear. Last week, we saw fur mittens the size of boxing gloves. We saw scarves, bags, and many other accessories all featuring this fierce new trend.
Another runway trend we noticed was the combination of masculine and feminine elements into into one look. One such example came from designer Marcus Wainright of Rag & Bone, featuring a masculine single-button blazer paired with ultra-feminine pieces like this black mini.
Our last takeaway from the Fall 2013 collections – everyone is seeing red this season. Designers used this fiery color to evoke the feeling of autumn. Rather than pairing red with colors in its palatte, designers stepped outside of the box and went (maybe the word “tended” versus “went”?) a little cooler, pairing the hue with blues and greens.
We had a fabulous Fall/Winter Fashion Week and we look forward to another fashion-forward week at Bryant Park in September. Until then, we’ll be keep our eyes peeled for emerging trends on the streets of NYC!