Runway report: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, spring/summer 2013, part II

September 21, 2012

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York has now wrapped up, and FAJO continues to present to our readers some of the best shows at the event this season.

The spring/summer 2013 collections were creative and memorable. Take a look at some more of our top picks.

Fragments of the Brandon Sun (top) and Falguni & Shane Peacock’s shows. Plenty of glamour, contrasts and experimentation.

Brandon Sun

The fact that spring and summer are not the most optimal seasons for fur – Sun’s specialty – did not stop the designer from using it to embellish elegant, perfectly tailored and season-appropriate pieces.

Sun’s colours of choice were charcoal, white, grey-smoke, azure and “oxygen-grey”. He frequently mixed furs with leathers, and more conservative knee-length pieces with open backs, which further emphasized the models’ curves in a classy and feminine way. A few pieces were also accessorized with elephant and spike belts, necklaces or bracelets, adding a dimension of fierceness to the outfits, while maintaining a cohesive flow throughout the room.

Favourite pieces were a cashmere cardigan with tufts of pink mink (another spring-like use of fur), an azure tioman-print chiffon tunic T-dress with an arctic marble fox vest, a navy-gunpowder sakae lace and tulle T-shirt paired with a white silk crepe draped trouser, and a charcoal ecatio tweed dress with a racer back and “sculptural drape”.

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Falguni & Shane Peacock

Kicked-off like no other fashion show this season, Falguni & Shane Peacock’s spring/summer 2013 show began in the darkness, with robot-like figures in large clear headpieces taking the stage and coming to a complete halt – one at each side of the runway. As they exited, it was clear what the tone of the show would be.

Right out of what can only be described as a high-end, glamourous version of Tron, came a parade of mini, pencil and floor-length dresses doused in sequins, cutouts, mesh and metallics. Several designs seemed to mirror the human skeleton, while shades of blues and aquas were predominant in the show. Slicked back hair and studded cat-eye sunglasses accessorized their collection, complementing the Martian feel.

Adam Lambert watched from the front row, as key pieces like the galactic print gown with beaded shoulders, meteor payette dress with sheer trim and black chest plate, and a meteor paneled mini made their way down the runway.

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By Nadia MK
Photography by Aleyah Solomon

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