New York fashion week is beating the news. Some designers already catwalked and others are still to come until wednesday. Here are the top 3 most interesting designers this year so far:
- Jill Stuart
- Alexander Wang
- Derek Lam
Fashion week became during the years a big machine. Reserved initially for a business clientele (buyers make their orders to the fashion houses), now it is a live show in which professionals, stars, amateurs or basically every person get more or less connected. This year the 2 New york fashion weeks will generate more than 860 million dollars and around 230,000 visitors will come to the city.
The good thing about fashion weeks is that you can see big names, small names, new names or old names trying their comeback. In every corner in the city there is a fashion show going on and black limousines are driving all over the place. This year, the New York Fashion week for Spring/Summer 2013 showed a delicate, positive and elegant vision of women. At LuxuryActivist we picked up 3 brands, not only that we like but because they symbolizes what is the NY fashion week at its best.
Jill Stuart is one of a kind. She was still 15 years old when she sold her first collection of necklaces to Bloomingdale’s. And since then she built up her style and she anchors her success on a vision of a modern woman. Elegant, sexy yet sophisticated with style. This year, she presented a great collection for S/S13. Full colour looks from black and white towards skin colors. An elegant vision of 2013 femininity. Check the designer website for more news: http://www.jillstuart.com.
Alexander Wang is a pure New York prodigy. After learning his art while working for great names such as Marc Jacobs or Derek Lam, he launched his first collection in 2009 thanks to a prize won at Vogue’s contest. Since then, he wrote his style into a cutting edge design. The cut of his scissors is precise, plays with the feminine anatomy and brings a modern vision of women’s silhouette. This Spring and Summer 2013 reveals a strong woman. Also black and white colors reveal shapes, curves, lines and attitudes. The 2013 Wang’s woman is a power woman. For more information about Alexander Wang, check the official website: http://www.alexanderwang.com
Derek Lam has the sense of classicism with a downtown new york style. We can see that his first years at Michael Kors in the 90’s brought him to redefine modern elegancy. His cut is clean and reveals a timeless femininity. His fantasy plays with colors, textures and amazing blends from color-blocking to traditional tweeds, jerseys or just an accurate vision of the new york girl! Here is the official Derek Lam website if you wish more information: http://dereklam.com
Great shows and a great modernity into style. That’s why New York will always be New York.
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