New York Fashion Week Spring 2013

Highlights From Fashion Week

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kicks off its fifth season at Lincoln Center where models dressed in designs fresh from the drawing board will hit the runway. Thousands of fashion editors, buyers and industry insiders will descend upon New York during the next week to see more than 80 of fashion’s most well-respected and emerging designers present their collections for the upcoming spring season. Fashion trend forecasters expect collections to include elements of simplicity and to place a greater emphasis on pants this season.
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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicks off its fifth season at Lincoln Center where models dressed in designs fresh from the drawing board are hitting the runway.

Thousands of fashion editors, buyers, and industry insiders will descend upon New York during the next week to see more than 80 of fashion’s most well-respected and emerging designers present their collections for the upcoming spring season. Fashion trend forecasters expect collections to include elements of simplicity, with a greater emphasis on pants this season.

Getting trends right is crucial for designers who hope to land on department store racks for the upcoming season. Just last week, retail executives said they would be entering the crucial holiday season cautiously — a tip-toe attitude that could impact buyers’ plans for spring and summer inventories.

Click ahead for some highlights from the New York Spring 2013 fashion show.

By Katie LittlePosted 7 September 2012

Charlotte Ronson

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Leather will be a hot commodity again for the spring season if the Lincoln Center runways are any indication. Designers put on a new spin on the durable material, long associated with motorcycle jackets and rock bands. This season’s presentations included leather in an array of hues. This look from Charlotte Ronson’s show on Friday featured a model in an all-leather outfit.
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Leather will be a hot commodity again for the spring season if the Lincoln Center runways are any indication. Designers put a new spin on the material, long associated with motorcycle jackets and rock bands.

This season’s presentations included leather in an array of hues.

This look from Charlotte Ronson’s show on Friday featured a model in an all-leather outfit.

Mara Hoffman

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Break out the palm fronds. The temperatures may be starting to cool in New York, but the outfits were ready for a more tropical climate during Mara Hoffman’s eponymous label’s collection on Saturday. This tribal look follows Hoffman’s collection during in July that featured a “desert outlaw gypsies” theme.
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Break out the palm fronds. The temperatures may be starting to cool in New York, but the outfits were ready for a more tropical climate during Mara Hoffman’s eponymous label’s collection on Saturday.

This tribal look follows Hoffman’s collection during Fashion Week Swim in July, which featured a “desert outlaw gypsies” theme.

Zang Toi

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Several of the looks at Zang Toi’s Spring 2013 fashion show included pastel colors, a trend that Roseanne Morrison, fashion director at the Doneger Group, expects to see on the runways this season. Although the fashion industry is in the midst of a color cycle, Morrison expects neutral colors along with aquatic blues and peachy creams to blanket Fashion Week’s catwalks. Zang Toi’s collection featured hyper-feminine looks – a sharp contrast with the androgynous outfits that other designers have s
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Several looks at Zang Toi’s Spring 2013 fashion show included pastel colors, a trend that Roseanne Morrison, fashion director at the Doneger Group, expects will be popular on the runways this season.

Although the fashion industry is in the midst of a color cycle, Morrison expects neutral colors — along with aquatic blues and peachy creams — to blanket Fashion Week’s catwalks.

Zang Toi’s collection featured hyper-feminine looks — a sharp contrast with the androgynous outfits that other designers have shown in seasons past.

Diane von Furtsenberg

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Technology met fashion at Diane von Furtsenberg’s spring show on Sunday as models sported Google Goggles down the runway.
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Technology met fashion at Diane von Furtsenberg’s spring show on Sunday, as models sported Google Goggles down the runway.

Diane von Furstenberg

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Von Furstenberg joined Google co-founder Sergey Brin and DVF creative director Yvan Mispelaere following her presentation.
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Von Furstenberg joined Google co-founder Sergey Brin and DVF creative director Yvan Mispelaere following her presentation.

Fashion Week Attendee

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Fashion Week visitors, including editors and buyers, dressed to the nines for the weeklong fashion showcase. Held twice a year in the fall and the spring, Fashion Week attracts roughly 230,000 attendees each year and generates about $865 million in revenue for New York City.
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Fashion Week visitors, including editors and buyers, dressed to the nines for the weeklong fashion showcase.

Held twice a year in the fall and the spring, Fashion Week will attract roughly 230,000 attendees this year and generate about $865 million in revenue for New York City, forecasted Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Custo Barcelona

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Custo Barcelona pushed the fashion envelope again this season with the brand’s mixtures of texture and prints. The line presented this swimwear outfit on Sunday at Lincoln Center.
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Custo Barcelona pushed the fashion envelope again this season with the brand’s mixtures of texture and prints. The line presented this swimwear outfit on Sunday at Lincoln Center.

BCBG Max Azria

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During Fashion Week’s second show at Lincoln Center, BCBG Max Azria featured designs with leather harnesses and lacy detail in its collection, which channeled the popular book series "50 Shades of Grey." Its theme "Une Femme Dangereuse" translates to "A Dangerous Woman." The brand’s collection also included digitized print, a technology that Maren Hartman, director of trend forecaster WGSN’s U.S. content, forecasts will increase in importance and quality.
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During Fashion Week’s second show at Lincoln Center, BCBG Max Azria featured designs with leather harnesses and lacy detail in its collection, which channeled the popular book series “50 Shades of Grey.” Its theme, “Une Femme Dangereuse,” translates to “A Dangerous Woman.”

The brand’s collection also included digitized print, a technology that Maren Hartman, director of trend forecaster WGSN’s U.S. content, forecasts will increase in importance and quality.

Zang Toi

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A model walks down the runway during Zang Toi’s show on Sunday.
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A model walks down the runway during Zang Toi’s show on Sunday.

A Model Make-Up Session

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Backstage before the Arise Magazine Spring 2013 show on Thursday, a model prepares to walk the runway.
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Backstage before the Arise Magazine Spring 2013 show on Thursday, a model prepares to walk the runway.

Diane von Furstenberg

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Diane von Furstenberg steered away from her iconic wrap dresses with this sheer-top outfit.
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Diane von Furstenberg steered away from her iconic wrap dresses with this sheer-top outfit.

“Project Runway”

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Jennifer Hudson and Project Runway judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Michael Kors walk down the runway during Project Runway’s Fashion Week show on Friday.
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Jennifer Hudson and “Project Runway” judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, and Michael Kors walk down the runway during its Fashion Week show on Friday.

Charlotte Ronson

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A model hits the catwalk during Charlotte Ronson’s spring 2013 show on Friday.
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A model hits the catwalk during Charlotte Ronson’s spring 2013 show on Friday.

Supima

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Several of the looks at Supima’s Spring 2013 fashion show included pastel colors, a trend that Roseanne Morrison, fashion director at the Doneger Group, expects to see on the runways this season. Although the fashion industry is in the midst of a color cycle, Morrison expects that neutral colors along with aquatic blues and peachy creams to blanket Fashion Week’s catwalks. Supima’s collection featured hyper-feminine looks – a sharp contrast from the androgynous outfits that other designers have
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Several of the looks at Supima’s Spring 2013 fashion show included pastel colors.

Chadwick Bell Pants

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Fashion designers will be placing a greater emphasis on pants this season, predicts Maren Hartman, director of trend forecaster WGSN’s U.S. content. “We’re planning on seeing an increase in pants — specifically the cropped pants and longer-length shorts,” said Maren Hartman, director of WGSN’s U.S. content. This shift could spell the beginning of a “pants cycle” in women’s fashion as crop pants, seen here at the Chadwick Bell show on Thursday, come into fashion.
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Fashion designers will be placing a greater emphasis on pants this season, predicts Maren Hartman, director of trend forecaster WGSN’s U.S. content.

“We’re planning on seeing an increase in pants — specifically the cropped pants and longer-length shorts,” said Maren Hartman, director of WGSN’s U.S. content.

This shift could spell the beginning of a “pants cycle” in women’s fashion as crop pants, seen here at the Chadwick Bell show on Thursday, come into fashion.

Waiting in the Wings

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A model waits backstage while preparing for the BCBG show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center.
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A model waits backstage while preparing for the BCBG show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center.

Supima

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A model walks the runway at the Supima’s Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York.
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A model walks the runway at the Supima’s Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York.

Tadashi Shoji

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A model walks the runway at Tadashi Shoji’s Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York.
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A model walks the runway at Tadashi Shoji’s Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York.

BCBG Max Azria

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BCBG’s spring collection emphasized fluid looks and relied heavily on neutrals, a contrast to its more colorful
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BCBG’s spring collection emphasized fluid looks and relied heavily on neutrals, a contrast to its more colorful fall 2012 collection last season.

Arise Fashion Show

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A model walks the runway at the Arise Magazine’s fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center.
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A model walks the runway at the Arise Magazine’s fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center.

Tadashi Shoji

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A model walks the runway at Tadashi Shoji’s Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York.
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A model walks the runway at Tadashi Shoji’s Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York.

Fashion’s Night Out

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Fashion’s Night Out, the brainchild of Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, helped ring in the first day of Fashion Week. The event featured hundreds of celebrations and promotions at retail stores throughout New York City.
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Fashion’s Night Out, the brainchild of Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, helped ring in the first day of Fashion Week. The event featured hundreds of celebrations and promotions at retail stores throughout New York City.

Anna Wintour and Michael Kors

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Anna Wintour and designer Michael Kors pose at the launch of Macy’s expanded shoe floor at its Herald Square location in New York City. The addition follows the enlargement of Saks 5th Avenue’s shoe space, named “10022-SHOE,” a reference to its distinction as the first floor to be granted its own ZIP Code by the United States Postal Service.
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Anna Wintour and designer Michael Kors pose at the launch of Macy’s expanded shoe floor at its Herald Square location in New York City. The addition follows the enlargement of Saks 5th Avenue’s shoe space, named “10022-SHOE,” a reference to its distinction as the first floor to be granted its own ZIP Code by the United States Postal Service.

Victoria’s Secret, Alessandra Ambrosio, Fashion’s Night Out

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Alessandra Ambrosio, a Victoria’s Secret Angel, attends the company’s Fashion’s Night Out celebration in New York’s SoHo neighborhood.
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Alessandra Ambrosio, a Victoria’s Secret Angel, attends the company’s Fashion’s Night Out celebration in New York’s SoHo neighborhood.