DL1961 kicked off their Spring 2013 runway show during New York Fashion Week with a choreographed dance routine to Diamonds by Rihanna. The models then walked the catwalk showcasing the brand’s new denim which featured super skinny jeans in an array of different jewel tones.
They also featured hip zippers, colour blocking, quilting on their leathers, metallics and even classic blues with distressing. The denim collection was paired with gorgeous essentials like fitted blazers, leather peplum and loose fitted shirts which gave the looks a glamourous, yet really chic vibe.
After the models had shared the new styles, the dancers took to the stage again for a closing number. This was definitely one of the most fun shows I have watched during New York Fashion Week. It was inventive, quirky and just a pleasure to watch! You can watch the live stream video by clicking here and you can see the photos in the gallery below.
J Brand has proven that they are not just a brand that specializes in denim anymore. For their first presentation for their RTW line at Fashion Week, they showed pieces from pants to jackets and everything in between in luxurious fabrics like leather and fur.
Kept in mind was what J Brand has always known since its inception, and that is tailoring. Whether it be oversized or slim, the pieces were cut precisely to flatter the body without sacrificing unique shapes in the shoulders and legs. You can see all the looks from the collection below.
The new Saint Laurent collection is the male adjacent to the gypsy chic of the women’s Spring 2013 collection. Unlike the women’s, the men’s collection went more grunge with a tron of layering, plaid and distressing. To polish up some of the looks, Hedi Slimane paired some of them with leather pants and tailored jackets, as well as bringing back out his signature skinny suits.
I have to admit that I am actually quite proud that Hedi Slimane re-designed the whole aesthetic of the fashion house. I find the current inspirations would look lost with the previous aesthetic. With the current renaming and design, it works together harmoniously without sacrificing the soul of the fashion house. I am also loving that Hedi is filling the void of Christophe Decarnin right now with the distressing and denim for me. Ohh how I missed those days. See the collection yourself below.
Dean and Dan Caten went for a ’40s approach this season for their menswear collection. Out were the usual skinny jeans and in were looser drop crotch styles. The new styles were put together with slim jackets, vests and sweaters with the usual quirk.
Over the past few seasons, Dsquared² has cleaned up their aesthetic. One thing that hasn’t changed though is their soul. Each look still embodied the Caten twins in them, but with a new feel each time. The denim ranged from clean to the staple distressed styles. What are your thoughts on their collection? See all the looks below.