September 7, 2012
The Show: Tadashi Shoji Spring 2013
The Theme: Getting Lacy
The Color Palette: Deep greens, blues, peach, with a hint of a jewel tone.
Best Standout Look/the Signature of the Collection: Shoji is certainly a master of eveningwear and executes it with aplomb, with this season being no exception. Floor length film lace dresses with a bit of kick at the hem are sure to be perfect red-carpet fodder come awards season.
The Show: Richard Chai Spring 2013
The Theme: Sophisticated Sport
The Color Palette: Creams, florals, brushed blues.
Best Standout Look/the Signature of the Collection: With bralette tops and sleeked back ponytails, this season played into Chai’s continuous theme of sportswear, which is now evolving for a more upscale client.
The Show: Monika Chiang 2013
The Theme: Sport & South Africa
The Color Palette:Mango, putty, black.
Best Standout Look/the Signature of the Collection: With inspiration taken from a trip to South Africa and athleticism, Chiang’s collection was an ode to perfect color use, with a monochromatic green look accompanied by a floor length knife pleated skirt a standout.