Catwalk Highlights At New York Fashion Week: Marchesa, Rachel Zoe, Philosophy

07 September 2012 by

GALLERY >> New York Fashion Week Highlights

Lost in a sea of photos from New York Fashion Week? No fear, Grazia is here to point you in the right direction, summing up key trends and the best looks from the catwalk. Today, we round up the designs you need to see by Marchesa, Rachel Zoe, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti and more...

Marchesa

The designs at Marchesa were inspired by Bollywood fashion.

Rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe's line was full of wearable pieces...

Rachel Zoe

...in fact, we can picture Rachel herself in every one of these outfits!

Philosophy

There were some pretty work-wear inspired looks at Philosophy.

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti

The classic pencil skirt and shirt ensemble is taken in a high fashion direction.

J. Mendel

Floaty fabrics, a deep v-neck and an accentuated waist makes for a gorgeously flirty number.

J. Mendel

The pops of bright orange at the end of the show were a surprise turn, in a collection otherwise full of muted colours.

Oscar de la Renta

Models-of-the-moment Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne walked the runway for Oscar de la Renta.

Oscar de la Renta

Uptown looks were given a punky twist.

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Patterned headscarves were de rigueur at Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Multi-coloured layering was a trademark look of the show.

Narciso Rodriguez

Masculine tailoring was big over at Narciso Rodriguez.

Narciso Rodriguez

“It’s a very graphic collection," explained the designer before the show. "It’s kind of a signature at this point after so many years."

J. Crew

Big, bold summery prints at J. Crew.

J. Crew

Do you think the kooky-preppy look will be big next season?

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs went retro with a show chock full of swinging '60s influences.

For the full Marc Jacobs Spring Summer 2013 show report click [a target="_blank" title="Marc Jacobs Spring Summer 2013" href="/showreports/archive/2012/09/11/marc-jacobs-spring-summer-2013--londons-swinging-sixties.htm">here[/a].

Marc Jacobs

Graphic prints and a shredded skirt on this full-length dress.

For the full Marc Jacobs Spring Summer 2013 show report click [a target="_blank" title="Marc Jacobs Spring Summer 2013" href="/showreports/archive/2012/09/11/marc-jacobs-spring-summer-2013--londons-swinging-sixties.htm">here[/a].

Belstaff

Belstaff's origins as a brand for motocyclists came through in their sports-luxe designs.

Belstaff

The use of khaki fabrics was a nod to the utility look.

Carolina Herrera

"I wanted to work with a new proportion this season," Herrera explained, "something incredibly light and soft."

Carolina Herrera

There's something lunar about this dress, with its gentle white hue and diaphanous volume.

Cushnie Et Ochs

Carlie Cushnie and Michelle Ochs experimented with bold cut-outs.

Theyskens Theory

Everything was in the androgynous, oversized tailoring at Theyskens Theory.

Theyskens Theory

This pretty embellished dress stood out as being more feminine, although the design hung rather than clung to the model's frame.

Thom Browne

You either loved or hated Thom Browne's outlandish cartoon designs.

Thom Browne

This dress in particular had an architectural quality to it.

Tommy Hilfiger

Preppy, as ever, at Tommy Hilfiger!

Tommy Hilfiger

Red, white and blue: this dress proudly displayed the brand's trademark colours.

Tracy Reese

Hawaiian-style shirts were teamed with pretty dresses on the catwalk.

Tracy Reese Spring Summer 2013

Smart-casual holiday wear was the look of the show.

DKNY

DKNY give us some pointers on how to wear that classic wardrobe staple, the denim shirt.

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

DKNY

The palette was monochrome with highlights of taxicab yellow and reflective silver leather

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

Donna Karan

Donna Karan's collection was all about capturing the beauty of nature.

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

Models were made up with fierce magenta eyes, clashing with the delicacy of Donna Karan's designs.

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].

Ohne Titel

Bold, body-conscious print at Ohne Titel.

3.1 Phillip Lim

Phillip Lim's show was inspired by '70s punk and '90s grunge.

For the full Phillip Lim Spring Summer 2013 show report click [a target="_blank" 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

'I Heart New York' t-shirts paid tribute to the city in the anniversry of 9/11.

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

Alexandre Herchovitch

Primary colours and a playful sensibility at the Brazilian designer's show.

Zac Posen

Zac Posen doing what he does best: stunningly beautiful gowns that women love to wear.

Zac Posen

Superstars of the modelling world such as Naomi Campbell and Erin O'Connor walked the runway for Zac Posen's retro-themed show.

Jen Kao

Kao was inspired by the structure of Japanese haikus.

Lacoste

Subtle prints gave sporty designs a fashion edge.

Lacoste

Clear ponchos and coats were trending.

Skaist-Taylor

Coesigner Anna Skaist-Levy quoted "Authenticity, love and friendship," as her inspirations for her SS13 line.

Thakoon

The birds-in-a-cage print was designed to flatter and accentuate form.

Y-3

Sportswear was given a high-fashion makeover for this Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas collaboration line.

Diane von Furstenberg

"Palazzo" was DVF's name for her new line.

Diane von Furstenberg

The show was something of a lesson in colour blocking.

Derek Lam

Traditionally stuffy tweeds were made modern with angular tailoring and leather.

Derek Lam

This year's biggest trend, print-mania, made another appearance on the catwalk.

Edun

It was military meets feminity at Edun.

Herve Leger

Tight-fitting, optical illusion dresses were still a favourite at Herve Leger

Herve Leger

Some dresses almost appeared to be extensions of corsets.

Boy by Band of Outsiders

Designer Scott Sternberg was inspired by The Hunger Games film: "It's not a good movie, but I was interested in the way movies like that make war into this light, beautiful thing."

Chado Ralph Rucci

Futuristic designs in bright, synthetic colours ruled at Chado Ralph Rucci.

Chado Ralph Rucci

Rucci wasn't afraid to mix up fabrics.

Altuzarra

Blazers were worn as capes at Altuzarra's much-anticipated show.

Altuzarra

Draped, scarf-like dresses made surprisingly chic ensembles.

Alexander Wang

Lazer cut fabrics and geometrical prints at Alexander Wang.

Alexander Wang

What's holding that dress together? Erin Wasson models Wang's deconstructed look.

Victoria Beckham

There was more than a hint of masculine tailoring at Victoria Beckham's show.

Victoria Beckham

Of course, the designer also struck gold with her trademark form-fitting dresses.

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 line.

Monique Lhuillier

The look: Sea sirens.

The inspiration: Sailing around the Mediterranean.

Motifs: Digital prints of aquatic subjects - fish scales, koi and cranes; gorgeous evening dresses with a mermaid silhouette.

Monique Lhuillier

The look: Sea sirens.

The inspiration: Sailing around the Mediterranean.

Motifs: Digital prints of aquatic subjects - fish scales, koi and cranes; gorgeous evening dresses with a mermaid silhouette.

Peter Som

The look: Uptown meets downtown.

The inspiration: "Courtney Astor meets Courtney Love", according to Som.

Beauty: Neon eyeshadow and subtle streaks of multi-coloured hair.

Peter Som

The look: Uptown meets downtown.

The inspiration: "Courtney Astor meets Courtney Love", according to Som.

Beauty: Neon eyeshadow and subtle streaks of multi-coloured hair.

Jill Stuart

The inspiration: Kim Basinger's character in L.A. Confidential.

The look: Luxe evening wear with a touch of old Hollywood glamour.

The palette: Classic colours - black, white and champagne.

Jill Stuart

The inspiration: Kim Basinger's character in L.A. Confidential.

The look: Luxe evening wear with a touch of old Hollywood glamour.

The palette: Classic colours - black, white and champagne.

Suno

The look: Mismatched prints and eclectic ensembles.

The palette: Muted grey, blue, yellow and white plus a dash of gold.

Weirdest outfit: A shirtdress featuring an oversized retro mobile phone print - well, why not?

Suno

The look: Mismatched prints and eclectic ensembles.

The palette: Muted grey, blue, yellow and white plus a dash of gold.

Weirdest outfit: A shirtdress featuring an oversized retro mobile phone print - well, why not?

Rebecca Taylor

The look: Tropical Urban - flowery prints on tailored ensembles; summery, loose-fitting shapes with sharp edges.

The inspiration: The designer spent the summer in New York, whilst dreaming of escaping to Hawaii.

The palette: White, coral orange and a spectrum of blues from sky to navy.

Rebecca Taylor

The look: Tropical Urban - flowery prints on tailored ensembles; summery, loose-fitting shapes with sharp edges.

The inspiration: The designer spent the summer in New York, whilst dreaming of escaping to Hawaii.

The palette: White, coral orange and a spectrum of blues from sky to navy.

Jason Wu

The inspiration: A recent retrospective of the work of photographer Helmut Newton at the Grand Palais in Paris.

The palette: Nude, black and pink.

The look: Sexy! Models were accessorised with leather harnesses, black net veils and vintage-inspired leopard print bags complemented with provocative red lips.

Jason Wu

The inspiration: A recent retrospective of the work of photographer Helmut Newton at the Grand Palais in Paris.

The palette: Nude, black and pink.

The look: Sexy! Models were accessorised with leather harnesses, black net veils and vintage-inspired leopard print bags complemented with provocative red lips.

Jason Wu

The inspiration: A recent retrospective of the work of photographer Helmut Newton at the Grand Palais in Paris.

The palette: Nude, black and pink.

The look: Sexy! Models were accessorised with leather harnesses, black net veils and vintage-inspired leopard print bags complemented with provocative red lips.

Helmut Lang

The inspiration: The sea and design duo Nicole and Michael Colovos’ research into underwater creatures.

The palette: Bright orange and sea blue. A real departure from the brand's usually muted palette of colours and tones.

The prints: Created in collaboration with tattoo artist Thomas Hooper.

Helmut Lang

The inspiration: The sea and design duo Nicole and Michael Colovos’ research into underwater creatures.

The palette: Bright orange and sea blue. A real departure from the brand's usually muted palette of colours and tones.

The prints: Created in collaboration with tattoo artist Thomas Hooper.

Helmut Lang

The inspiration: The sea and design duo Nicole and Michael Colovos’ research into underwater creatures.

The palette: Bright orange and sea blue. A real departure from the brand's usually muted palette of colours and tones.

The prints: Created in collaboration with tattoo artist Thomas Hooper.

Rag & Bone

The inspiration: The Paris-Dakar and the world of motocross racing.

The palette: Black, white, green and blue.

Key pieces: A sunglasses collaboration with Oakley, cotton headscarves and parachute dresses.

Rag & Bone

The inspiration: The Paris-Dakar and the world of motocross racing.

The palette: Black, white, green and blue.

Key pieces: A sunglasses collaboration with Oakley, cotton headscarves and parachute dresses.

Rag & Bone

The inspiration: The Paris-Dakar and the world of motocross racing.

The palette: Black, white, green and blue.

Key pieces: A sunglasses collaboration with Oakley, cotton headscarves and parachute dresses.

BCBG Max Azria

Colour palette: Everything came in either black, white, coral, grey and cream

Inspiration: Helmut Newton (and Fifty Shades Of Grey?!)
Theme: Bondage thanks to all the harnesses, straps and buckles.

BCBG MaxAzria

Colour palette: everything came in either black, white, coral, grey and cream
Inspiration: Helmut Newton (and Fifty Shades Of Grey?!)
Theme: bondage thanks to all the harnesses, straps and buckles.

Nicholas K

Colour Palette: colours of the desert - sandy beige, rocky grey, khaki green and stoney blue.

Key pieces: head scarves, beanie hats, anoraks mixed with lots of silk

Nicholas K

Colour Palette: colours of the desert - sandy beige, rocky grey, khaki green and stoney blue.

Key pieces: head scarves, beanie hats, anoraks mixed with lots of silk

Creatures of the Wind

Shape: layers and boxy silhouette

Colour palette: green, red, yellow and pink in playful hues, mixed with cream and lots of kitsch prints

Creatures of the Wind

Shape: layers and boxy tailoring

Colour palette: green, red, yellow and pink in playful hues, mixed with cream and lots of kitsch prints.

Richard Chai

The look: body-fitting numbers and active wear made luxe.

Colour palette: charcoal, mustard, powder blue and white

Richard Chai

The look: body-fitting numbers and active wear made luxe.

Colour palette: charcoal, mustard, powder blue and white.

Costello Tagliapietra

The look: summery daytime dresses and bed-ready evening wear

Shape: a feminine silhouette with lots of draping.

Costello Tagliapietra

The look: summery daytime dresses and bed-ready evening wear

Shape: a feminine silhouette with lots of draping.


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