Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, F/W13

Along with one of the most festive fashion events for New York City, came Winter Storm Nemo at its full force. Retailers and suppliers suffered that weekend, along with multiple delays of runway shows. A few designers delayed their presentations, namely Marc Jacobs, for a couple of days. However, the NYC fashion scene did not give in to the force of mother nature.

As predicted by WGSN, an international fashion forecasting sight, there were lots of bold prints, silhouette-accentuating blacks, nudes and whites, cool blues and greens, cast teals, and warm berry shades.

Some notable fabrications were heavy embroidery, crystal applications, gold and silver fabrics, luxurious furs, exotic skins, soft and buoyant fabrics, contrasting fabrics playing with glossy wet look finishes and tactile touch velvet, sporty bonded fabrics and quilting, checks, and plaids.

Sixties-influenced clean and ladylike shapes were prominent emphasizing volume with a touch of minimalism along with easy boxy shapes that were reminiscent of sportswear influences through more relaxed lines and with less structure.

F/W13 RTW line by Natori — “Chionoiserie” was one of the most stunning collections. The line is headed by a former Kent State Fashion School NYC Studio Professor David Leung, who is the creative director at Natori, and assisted by Kent State Fashion School alumnus, Zackary Hoe, Class of ’11.

The collection embraced all components of the season’s core elements, hence one of the best representations of the F/W13. Additionally the flow of the collection was also spot on from bright chartreuse and greens, migrating over to grays and blacks with a splash of vermilion and ending on black and gold notes. Such transitions made with finesse exudes femininity and elegance through exquisite fabrication, such as silk charmeuse, cotton lace, lurex jacquard, silk jersey, boiled wool and gold embroidery.

NYFW F/W13 was overall a very “glamorous” season, and the Natori collection was very elegantly translated into wearable and pedestrian fashions.