Fashion week came, and brought a feisty lil' friend named Nemo along for the ride--forcing us to consider forgoing, "Well, doesn't she look chic!" for, "Well, doesn't she look warm?!" The runways begged to differ, offering up endless new ways to bundle-up beautifully for fall 2013. Check out our top ten trend takeaways from the fashion week that weathered the storm in style.
New York Fashion Week has officially begun and as we've learned, more designers are showing than ever before. New York seems to breed new talent at an alarming rate compared to other cities. And while that may irritate established designers and make our schedules that much more insane, we love nothing more than being surprised and blown away by a name we'd never heard before. Still, it can be tough to filter out the real talent from the ones who will fade into the background. All it takes to show a collection is time and money, but to show one that makes us want to see more--that takes something special. So, for the second year in a row, we've handpicked 15 relatively under-the-radar designers showing this week who we think are worth paying attention to. Click through to learn about each one and why we think you'll be seeing a lot more of them for seasons to come.
Tribune Standard is a promising new line from designer Tawfik Mounayer. In this case, we don’t use the word promising lightly. Resort is only the designer’s second collection under his own label and the quality, attention to detail, and clear vision shown is at a level way beyond that of someone so new to the game. This is because Tawfik is somewhat of a veteran, having worked for Gap, Ann Taylor, Isaac Mizrahi for Target and, most recently, served as vice president of design at Liz Claiborne. Tawfik has successfully taken everything he’s learned at these mega-brands and channeled it into a focused contemporary label that’s getting lots of positive attention.