07 September 2012 by

Backstage At New York Fashion Week: Rodarte, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Donna Karan

GALLERY >> Backstage at NYFW

There's so much to see backstage during Fashion Week - from Karlie Kloss painting her nails to Victoria Beckham bouncing Harper Seven on her knee and Guido pulling long tresses into fierce ponytails. In fact, there's so much going on, we don't want you lot to miss out. So for a behind-the-scenes look at what's going down at New York Fashion Week, keep your eyes on the gallery above...

Rodarte

Karlie Kloss strikes a pose in a flowing Rodarte gown.

For the full Rodarte Spring Summer 2013 fashion show report click [a target="_blank" title="Rodarte Spring Summer 2013" href="/showreports/archive/2012/09/12/rodarte-spring-summer-2013--medieval-meets-motorbiker-mavens.htm">here[/a].

Rodarte

Game of Thrones meets Easy Rider?

For the full Rodarte Spring Summer 2013 fashion show report click [a target="_blank" title="Rodarte Spring Summer 2013" href="/showreports/archive/2012/09/12/rodarte-spring-summer-2013--medieval-meets-motorbiker-mavens.htm">here[/a].

Rodarte

A fringed, oversized leather jacket and a laser-cut skirt were just some of the statement pieces on offer at Rodarte.

For the full Rodarte Spring Summer 2013 fashion show report click [a target="_blank" title="Rodarte Spring Summer 2013" href="/showreports/archive/2012/09/12/rodarte-spring-summer-2013--medieval-meets-motorbiker-mavens.htm">here[/a].

3.1 Phillip Lim

Modern day spins of Frankie Goes To Hollywood tees at 3.1 Phillip Lim.

For the full 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring Summer 2013 fashion show report click [a target="_blank" title="3.1 Phillip Lim Spring Summer 2013" href="/showreports/archive/2012/09/11/31-phillip-lim-spring-summer-2013--from-70s-grunge-to-90s-punk.htm">here[/a].

3.1 Phillip Lim

Sheer plaid is so fashion forward, darling.

For the full 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring Summer 2013 fashion show report click [a target="_blank" title="3.1 Phillip Lim Spring Summer 2013" href="/showreports/archive/2012/09/11/31-phillip-lim-spring-summer-2013--from-70s-grunge-to-90s-punk.htm">here[/a].

3.1 Phillip Lim

Fuschia + black = a pretty yet punky colour combo.

For the full 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring Summer 2013 fashion show report click [a target="_blank" title="3.1 Phillip Lim Spring Summer 2013" href="/showreports/archive/2012/09/11/31-phillip-lim-spring-summer-2013--from-70s-grunge-to-90s-punk.htm">here[/a].

3.1 Phillip Lim

Phillip Lim's update of the iconic 'I Heart New York' tee.

For the full 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring Summer 2013 fashion show report click [a target="_blank" title="3.1 Phillip Lim Spring Summer 2013" href="/showreports/archive/2012/09/11/31-phillip-lim-spring-summer-2013--from-70s-grunge-to-90s-punk.htm">here[/a].

Belstaff

Printed lines and buckles gave clothes the illusion of being harnesses at Belstaff.

Belstaff

Red. Double. Leather. Do you dare?

Donna Karan

Sleek, cropped jackets to match cut-out, voluminous dresses at Donna Karan.

Donna Karan

Magenta eyes and magenta dresses at Donna Karan.

For the full Donna Karan Spring Summer 2013 show report click [a target="_blank" href="/showreports/archive/2012/09/11/donna-karan-spring-summer-2013--the-beauty-of-nature.htm">here.[/a]

Donna Karan

The colour palette was full of soothing organic pigments.

For the full Donna Karan Spring Summer 2013 show report click [a target="_blank" href="/showreports/archive/2012/09/11/donna-karan-spring-summer-2013--the-beauty-of-nature.htm">here.[/a]

Donna Karan

Donna Karan's models were transformed into ethereal maidens.

For the full Donna Karan Spring Summer 2013 show report click [a target="_blank" href="/showreports/archive/2012/09/11/donna-karan-spring-summer-2013--the-beauty-of-nature.htm">here.[/a]

DKNY

DKNY continued NYFW's obsessions with sportswear (a hangover from Olympic fever perhaps?).

For the full DKNY Spring Summer 2013 show report click [a target="_blank" href="/showreports/archive/2012/09/09/dkny-spring-summer-2013--easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.htm">here[/a].

DKNY

Coffee-coloured brown and tax-cab yellow made for a very New York palette.

For the full DKNY Spring Summer 2013 show report click [a target="_blank" href="/showreports/archive/2012/09/09/dkny-spring-summer-2013--easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.htm">here[/a].

DKNY

There was an emphasis on form-following function in the designs.

For the full DKNY Spring Summer 2013 show report click [a target="_blank" href="/showreports/archive/2012/09/09/dkny-spring-summer-2013--easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.htm">here[/a].

DKNY

We can imagine this dress making an impact on the streets of New York.

For the full DKNY Spring Summer 2013 show report click [a target="_blank" href="/showreports/archive/2012/09/09/dkny-spring-summer-2013--easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.htm">here[/a].

Lacoste

Lacoste's palette included lots of tennis whites...

Lacoste

...and clear, plastic-y fabrics completed the sporty look.

Peter Som

Peter Som's palette had a hippy-ish feel.

Peter Som

The designer mixed uptown prep with downtown slouch.

Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane Von Furstenberg was filming her SS13 show with her Google Glass goggles.

Diane Von Furstenberg

Playful colours were on display at DVF.

Diane Von Furstenberg

Models also wore Google Glass goggles to capture fashion life through their lens.

Diane Von Furstenberg

As these cheeky models demonstrate, the DVF show had a youthful spirit and sense of adventure.

Altuzarra

Altuzarra shows that perfectly matching your scarf to your dress = a high-fashion, couture look.

Altuzarra

Knee-high Roman sandals gave a hard edge to feminine ensembles.

Victoria Beckham

VB's added more tailored outfits to her usual run of figure-hugging dresses.

Victoria Beckham

VB's palette was carefully selected: monochrome, navy blue...

Victoria Beckham

...and pumpkin orange.

Victoria Beckham

True to Victoria's personal style, the look was pure, sleek glamour.

Thakoon

Eclectic prints and mixed fabrics at the Thai-American designer's show.

Thakoon

Thakoon's bird print was full of pretty, intricate details.

Alexander Wang

Lazer cut fabrics and geometrical prints were all the rage at Alexander Wang.

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang

Prabal Gurung

All-over prints will evidently still be a big trend come spring 2013.

Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung citied the work of artist Anish Kapoor as one of his inspirations for the SS13 collection.

Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung

Suno

Suno

Suno

Suno

Jason Wu

Jason Wu

The inspiration: a recent retrospective of photographer Helmut Newton at the Grand Palais in Paris

Jason Wu

The palette: nude and black

Jason Wu

The texture: leather and lace

Jason Wu

A collaboration with the lingerie maker La Perla ensured that underwear as outerwear was a recurring theme.

Jason Wu

The accessories: leopard print 1940's hat boxes, clutches and satchels

Jason Wu

A bare midriff on display between lace bandeau top and leather skirt. This was more risqué than expected from the man who famously dressed Michelle Obama for the Inauguration Ball.

Helmut Lang

Take a snoop backstage at the Helmut Lang show...

Helmut Lang

The palette: bright orange and sea blue

Helmut Lang

The fabrics: shiny and transparent

Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang

The look: wet look

Helmut Lang

The inspiration: the sea

Helmut Lang

The silhouette: sporty and slouchy

Helmut Lang

The prints: created in collaboration with the tattoo artist Thomas Hooper

Creatures of the Wind

Take a snoop backstage at the Creatures of the Wind show...

Creatures of the Wind

The inspiration: The 1960s

Creatures of the Wind

The palette: candy pink, sky blue and daffodil yellow

Creatures of the Wind

The look: Sweet but subversive

Creatures of the Wind

The construction of '60s-era couture garments was the starting point.


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