The 2 Most Buzzed About Shows From Day 2 of New York Fashion Week

Sorry, Nemo. Designers showing Friday weren't letting you rain--or hail, or snow, or sleet--on their hit parade. Critics concurred that from Chantilly lace bonded plastic trenches at Jason Wu to very mod flight jackets at Rag & Bone, there were plenty of looks to be had that were haute--and warm.
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Sorry, Nemo. Designers showing Friday weren't letting you rain--or hail, or snow, or sleet--on their hit parade. Critics concurred that from Chantilly lace bonded plastic trenches at Jason Wu to very mod flight jackets at Rag & Bone, there were plenty of looks to be had that were haute--and warm.
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Sorry, Nemo. Designers showing Friday weren't letting you rain--or hail, or snow, or sleet--on their hit parade. Critics concurred that from Chantilly lace bonded plastic trenches at Jason Wu to very mod flight jackets at Rag & Bone, there were plenty of looks to be had that were haute--and warm.

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Jason Wu Designer: Jason Wu

  • "Jason Wu's collection shrugged off the chill with chic and sexy capes and fur coats, black belts, embroidered shirts, bare shoulders and pleated silk dresses and skirts." [AFP]
  • "His genius is in really respecting women. This collection was confident and sexy without being revealing or exploitative." [All The Rage/

    Los Angeles Times]

  • "Wu's collection was all woman. Not girlie. Not mannish. That was by design." [AP]
  • "If the biggest news in New York on Friday was the snow, then the second-most-important story would have to be the one about the designer who delivered a totally polished, accomplished collection, at a moment when no one would have faulted him for taking a break to revel in his first-lady-dressing success." [ELLEuk.com]
  • "An utterly sophisticated Fall 2013 collection that spoke directly to powerful, grown-up women." [fashionologie]
  • "Twice chosen by Michelle Obama for Inaugural clothes, Mr. Wu picked a good moment to present a polished collection of feminine tailoring. [The New York Times]
  • "Fresh off the First Lady wearing his extremely feminine, cascading ruby-colored chiffon and velvet gown on Inauguration Night, Jason Wu delivered one of his most-assured runway collections to date."[Speakeasy/The Wall Street Journal]
  • "All grown-up or not, a girl still likes to let her hair down from time to time. Ask Seymour. Wu was at his most convincing here when he focused on the 'femininity' of the show's title." [Style.com]
  • "Wu deconstructed the grandest evening looks by showing some of these dresses over sleek evening pants; one red version was a modernist reworking of the silhouette that the First Lady selected for the Inaugural Ball." [Vogue.com]
  • "It felt like Wu was building on his signatures and refining them, his polished gloss getting an edge." [Vogue.com UK]
  • "Struck a chic middle ground between his pretty beginnings and this newfound sex factor." [WWD]

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Rag & Bone Designers: Marcus Wainwright and David Neville

  • "Outside, there was sleet, snow and slush. But inside at the Rag & Bone show, one could find at least a temporary solution to the winter storm: Hot mulled wine to ease the chill, and some fun, colorful clothes." [AP]
  • "Full of mottled textures, like colorful ponyhair, rubberized tweed, quilted suede and ribbed leather, all harmoniously mixed and paneled together, the British-born designers produced a collection that every New York City girl will want to be seen in next winter--no small feat, either." [

    The Daily Mail]

  • "Wainwright and co-designer David Neville mined the romance of flight, turn-of-the-century menswear, and August Sander’s taxonomic photography to come out with a mod, surprisingly sexy autumn winter 2013 collection." [ELLEuk.com]
  • "It's no surprise that Marcus Wainwright and David Neville have--yet again--delivered a lineup that is all at once new (even when it's mod inspired), cool, and exactly what we want." [fashionologie]
  • "It's hard to imagine how Marcus Wainwright and David Neville will ever surpass the ur-Rag & Bone-ness of today's collection: All the brand's key themes were fused here, cogently and with a ton of polish." [Style.com]
  • "Perhaps, in between designing collections for women and men, kick-starting an ever-growing accessories division, and pursuing a global expansion that’s going at a rapid clip, Rag & Bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright could write a quick how-to guide on successful brand building. But since they probably don’t have the time for that, let me do it for them here instead. Their message would likely boil down to this: Know Who You Are, Know What You Can Do, Then Just Do It. Neville and Wainwright clearly already know all of this, because they did just do it, if their incredibly strong, persuasively focused, and brilliantly direct-in-its-appeal fall collection is anything to go by." [Vogue.com]
  • "This is a collection that’s bound to take off." [Vogue.com UK]
  • "It was a fantastic collection--sleek, modern and sexy." [WWD]