#NYFW Spring 2013: Best of Day 1

Nicholas K
Costello Tagliapietra
BCBG MaxAzria
Monika Chiang
Richard Chai
Jenni Kayne
Kimberly Ovtiz
Tadashi Shoji
Nicholas K Costello Tagliapietra BCBG MaxAzria Monika Chiang Richard Chai HONOR Jenni Kayne Kimberly Ovtiz Tadashi Shoji
By Glam Editors September 06, 2012
Nudes, neutrals, and splashes of tangerine summoned the rise of fashion week this morning at Nicholas K. Design duo (and siblings) Nicholas and Christopher Kunz gave us looks that read effortless, safari chic with silky silhouettes, every neutral combo possible, and sartorial nod to the Pantone Color of the Year.
The duo that is Costello Tagliopietra wowed a packed audience today with their effervescent prints that seemed to glide down the runway. Corals, violets, olives and teals dominated this deliciously feminine yet highly sophisticated line. "I love them," gushed Simon Doonan, a front-row attendee at the show. "Their clothes are floaty and feminine, and they've started doing interesting prints. There are a lot of nice things to anticipate here."
Channeling Helmut Lang, BCBG Max Azria Spring 2013 proved that when working with leather harnesses and delicate lace details, a black and white wardrobe will never go out of style.
Pulling on inspiration from her trip to South Africa, Monika Chiang's spring collection mixed luxe fabrics with classic athletic styles. With an abundance of bold hues like orange and emerald green, her pops of color played well with enviable shoes and playful nail art by Lancôme.
For Spring 2013 Chai conveyed a light and refreshing mood with a palette dominated by white, beige, and a cloudy blue. Peekaboo and peplum made for silhouettes that were both sweet and sexy. Sequin detailed tees effortlessly took the collection from day to night.
Honor went for a woodsy, natural aesthetic for this year's Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Each guest was treated to a hot pink Deborah Lippmann nail polish giveaway while they oogled over the bright whites, jungle greens, and pale pink hues that peppered the runway. Each model's hair was done up in french braids and lovely sparkling berets. Though the line was generally soft, strong collars on select looks provided a killer contrasting punch to Giovanna Randall's stunning line.
Suiting the glam way: look to Jenni Kayne Spring 2013. The California label turned pajama sets into chic separates packed with panache and bright hues: magenta, yellow, and stripes that are anything but nautical. Her latest work, specs included, will make next season's business anything but casual.
Ivory, deep teal, and soft taupes may me hues one thinks are reserved for the cooler half of the year, but with linen, silk, and chiffon, Kimberly Ovtiz made them hot. The designer based her eponymous designs on the work of performance artist Almagul Menlibayeva, known for bringing mythical narratives to life. Her models, MAC faces and Aveda hair in tow, gave off ethereal beauty... barefoot and all.
Welcome to "the modern Silk Road," where hippies turn haute and nomads are in. Tadashi Shoji used elegant laces and silks to weave the tale of a careless spirit gone chic. Shades of emerald, blue, and tangerine took lace down a more vibrant road while fresh MAC faces and "Naked" China Glaze nails played up the bare beauty minimums.
Since February, we've longed for those crisp white tents, famously fashionable personalities, and looks from our favorite designers to forecast our wardrobe needs for the next season. Today, that wish was met with day one of New York Fashion Week. We were hit with every neutral in the book, the freshest take on florals, and some bold looks that made leather seem as delicate as lace. Take a gander at some of our favorites from Lincoln Center.
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