Jill Stuart really knows her way around a pretty frock. From black lace, to gold-and-black chiffon, to sheer panelled silk in blushtones, there were frothy confections aplenty at her Fall 2013 show.
In fact her skill at creating ultra-feminine, super-pretty dresses and skirts is so great, that her other designs–the somewhat lackluster outerwear and pants–often get lost in the mix of things.
Not even Nemo can stop the fashion crowd.
Billy Reid, Tommy Hilfiger, Rebeccca Minkoff, Yigal Azrouel, Monika Chiang, Tocca, Lacoste, Jill Stuart, Sun Jung Wan, Ruffian, Christian Siriano and Nautica, will be showing their collections as planned this afternoon, evening and tomorrow morning, respectively, when the storm is supposed to be at its worst, WWD is reporting.
The announcement comes via a must-see video.
It’s only day three, and we can’t stop bringing you the best of NYFW! Jill Stuart presented a pretty, feminine collection, Erin Barr found inspiration in Marilyn Monroe, and Concept Korea aims to bring Korean designers to the forefront.
We’ve got loads of show reviews going up all the time at our New York Fashion Week homepage!
The Clothes: Ultra-feminine and pretty–a hallmark of Jill Stuart’s aesthetic. As opposed to previous spring collections, this one was decidedly muted in color: Save for a handful of pastel frocks, looks were monochromatic in either black, white, nude, or champagne. But what the collection lacked in color, it made up for in texture: Filmy sheers, Read more →
Happy Sunday! Check out Erin by Erin Fetherston‘s enchanted forest, Lacoste‘s sleek ski-bunnies, Jill Stuart‘s groovy rocker chicks, and Herve Leger‘s bondage babes. Enjoy all that and more on our dedicated fashion week page.
The neophyte Hollywood starlets (and tartlets) tend to make a strong showing in the Jill Stuart front row, but the guest list proved a bit eclectic this time around. Kelly Bensimon and Olivia Palermo filled the reality show alum category and Twilight’s Nikki Reed was the real Hollywood starlet, not that it mattered anyway because the paparazzi’s attention was focused on the wide receiver of the Superbowl-winning New York Giants, Ramses Barden (and yes, I had to Google that).
When the flashbulb frenzy finally subsided and the lights went down, Jill Stuart went the opposite of her pastel theme for spring. For autumn, she went with a darker, retro rocker girl inspired palette, heavy on moody blacks with softer navy and deep wine shades mixed in for some kicks. The silhouettes were long and lean for trousers and flippy and above the knee for skirting (sometimes with wide knife-pleating). Textures included intricate gold leaf embroidery on an inky black canvas, sleek merlot-hued leather, gleaming digital patterned silks and strategically-placed sheer black chiffon and lacey panels. I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up seeing one of the beautiful flapper-reminiscent sheer dresses with delicate silver sequined designs on a young starlet on the red carpet (or maybe a footballer’s girlfriend/wife?),
Afterwards, I caught up with Jill Stuart herself to hear what she had to say about her fall 2012 collection and the runway show.
The past weeks have seen a flurry of SS12 campaigns come pouring in, from Givenchy’s moody beach scenes to Chanel’s acrobats. In the mix, we couldn’t help but notice a few resounding trends, some stranger than others.
On the more expected side of the spectrum are beachy seascapes and smiling models – typical summertime tropes. But more unusual trends are emerging, like models standing around cars. If the auto industry needs a reboot, maybe they should just get Gisele to stand in front of a Chrysler?
Click through our gallery of trends in the spring 2012 campaigns, so far. With ads still to be released from Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, and Céline, there are sure to be some more kooky trends, though maybe none as weird as Helena Bonham-Carter’s sickly spots for Marc Jacobs… We’ll just have to wait and find out.
Holy mackerel, it’s been a good day for Spring 2012 ad campaigns! Not only do we have even more pictures of a scantily-clad David Beckham to drool over, but there’s also plenty of high fashion campaigns to get excited about.