New York Fashion Week Fall 2013

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I am a little late with my New York Fashion Week impressions and favourite collections, so without further ado, here is my selection, which also includes Victoria Beckham which I covered separately last week.

I know I can always count on Tommy Hilfiger for a classic American style. And when his preppy, sporty life influenced looks are infused with a tailored elegance, they appeal to me even more, reminding me how much I like to feel comfortable, but also sophisticated in my clothes.

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I like the Jason Wu woman and I like the way Jason Wu has been shaping up a signature style with every new collection. The strong shoulders, the military details and buttoned-up shirts made a powerful statement, while the pleats and sheer evening dresses played up the feminine factor. A winning combination if you ask me.

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Can anyone do minimalism better than Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa? No unnecessary embellishments, just an extraordinary precision of cut that speaks of craftsmanship and genuine talent and which prompts me to stick to my beliefs that simplicity is the greatest form of elegance. The collection has one more plus in my eyes: Ivan’s Childhood was one of the inspiration sources. It’s my favourite Andrei Tarkovsky film. No, I never miss the chance to speak about movies.

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One of the looks I’m coveting the most from the New York collections is this Theyskens’ Theory look below. A simple, clean, chic little black dress and a fabulous pair of leather boots. It’s perfect! The entire collection felt laid back, easy to wear, but elevated enough due to the beautiful textures and play with proportions.

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The make-up and hair style at Marc by Marc Jacobs. Although it would be impossible for me to pull that hair style off (“it’s a take on the forties meets seventies”), I’ve already been toying with similar make-up: deep red lips, minimal foundation and neutral eye shadow.

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And last, but not least, one of the things that I loved the most about New York Fashion Week was seeing the models smiling (and I mean teeth-showing) on the catwalk at Diane von Furstenberg. THAT had a great impact. Aren’t clothes supposed to make you feel good about yourself?

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PS: A little announcement: I have changed my blog’s domain. When you enter the old URL address it should redirect you to the new one, but I would like to kindly ask you to change it with the new one, Classiq, if you have my blog in your blogroll. Thank you.

photos: 1-7: Tommy Hilfiger / 8-14: Jason Wu / 15-22: Calvin Klein / 23-28: Theyskens’ Theory / 29-31: Marc by Marc Jacobs / 32-Diane von Furstenberg; all photos via vogue.com


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