#NYFW Spring 2013: Best of Day 7

Milly by Michelle Smith
Whitney Eve
Nanette Lepore
Bibhu Mohapatra
Douglas Hannnant
Oscar de la Renta Kids
Rachel Zoe
Jeremy Scott
J. Mendel
Michael Kors
Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti
Anna Sui
Vivienne Tam
Marchesa
Milly by Michelle Smith Whitney Eve Nanette Lepore Bibhu Mohapatra Douglas Hannnant Oscar de la Renta Kids Rachel Zoe Jeremy Scott J. Mendel Michael Kors Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti Anna Sui Vivienne Tam Marchesa
By Glam Editors September 12, 2012
This collection was a mix of all things sporty and spice. Fusing athletic influences — mesh, reflective tape, panels, plastics— with girly tweeds, sultry cut outs, and body-hugging silhouettes, Michelle Smith made Milly sexy for Spring 2013. And her use of neon gives us hope that the trend will stick around.
While Whitney Port mixed prints, California ease, and silky separates for a Spring 2013 collection that allowed for plenty to mix and match, this look was one of our favorites. One of the more simpler silhouettes at Whitney Eve, it offers a more sophisticated take on the cutout and exhibits Port's emerging draping sensibilities. Among other spring/summer trends were peplum, head-to-toe prints, and a less-tailored take on menswear for womenswear.
Glow green with glee in Spring 2013 thanks to the funky, feminine designs from the house of Nanette Lepore. The designer concentrated on the tropical hue (and plenty of orangey tones, too), to balance out graphic black-and-white checkerboards for a lesson in mixed prints. The collection, inspired by fine china, was her "techno porcelain" dream come true. We're especially loving the fade-out moment here — looks like ombre is sticking around.
Welcome to regal: Bibhu Mohapatra Spring 2013 is nothing short of the term. An array of rich, bold colors and gallant, geometric patterns were set against luxurious fabrics, fit for a queen. Like all looks in this collection — from short-sleeved bomber jackets to backless floor-length gowns — this Mohapatra creation remained modest enough to keep the mystery intact, yet riveting enough to excite the crowd at your next cocktail affair.
Although Douglas Hannant, like Hérve Léger, drew inspiration for his Spring 2013 collection from the South, the former's was of a more sweet than sultry persuasion. Hannant's namesake line included southern belle looks replete with lace, bouffant hair, and retro shades that spoke to vintage sartorial styles of the South.
We couldn't help but swoon for Oscar de la Renta's first full collection for chic children everywhere. Linen, tulle, lace, and silk can now find its way into kid couture closets, ODLR style: think cute party dresses and Jackie-O inspired coats for girls, and preppy blazers with cropped chinos for boys. As cute as the clothes — and the mini models — were, we couldn't help but wish some pieces were made in our sizes.
With equal parts old-school glamour and California cool, Rachel Zoe Spring 2013 brought us the stylist-turned-designer's signature style stamp: boho chic. Studio 54 silhouettes — wide-legged pants, breezy jumpsuits — dazzling duos like sequined tops and sheer maxi skirts, and her fine-tuned styling using her own accessories made Zoe's latest collection one for the modern-day Brigitte Bardot.
With his signature hanger graphic sprinkled throughout his eye-catching collection, the outrageous Jeremy Scott fused animal prints, Bollywood draping, and urban wear for Spring 2013. Python, croc, tiger, and leopard patterns were head-to-toe for men in basketball jerseys and shorts, while women were subject to prints matching, mesh, and serious hardware accents (machine guns, coins, and chains). While looks may be too strong for everyday life, they're great to mix with and amp up your basics.
If leather in the summer is fine, then fur is just as dandy. J. Mendel Spring 2013 brought this to life by dipping the label's trademark furs in fanciful colors, from pale pinks and soft jades to this vibrant tangerine. Aside from Gilles Mendel's bevy of ethereal dresses, chiffon gowns, and chic leather designs, a warm-weather fur like this is sure to add heat to your wardrobe in more ways than one.
Michael Kors transported his very Americana aesthetic into the mod world with his Spring/Summer 2013 collection, opting for bright splashes of color in primary hues like red, green, and yellow mixed with metallic accent pieces. While his show notes hinted to a focus on Geometric Glamour, it was his stripes that stole the show — that is until Karlie Kloss strutted down the runway with her signature walk, elevating his final number, a black gown, to goddess level.
Sleek suiting ruled at the Plaza Hotel for Alberta Ferretti's Philoshphy collection. Though the Spring 2013 collection took a distinct menswear approach, she kept her femininity alive with rose pink hues, perfect pleating, and accenting patterns. Seeing as the designs felt straight out of the boardroom, it makes sense to learn that Alberta was inspired by a visit to Canepa, an Italian firm known especially for its ties. Between the pencil skirts, slim silhouettes, and blazers, we're ready to suit up for spring.
What goes on inside Anna Sui's Spring 2013 factory? Interior designs from the legendary Parisian Madeline Castaigne, chambray dresses layered over flesh-tone leggings, Baroque bliss, and plenty of blue (hair, that is). Ever the mixologist, fun florals were paired with mesh tights, delicate sheers with cargos, and Sui's fun credo topped it all off.
Red ruled the runway at Vivienne Tam Spring 2013. The designer blazed her latest collection with the bold hue, countering it with equally as bold geometric patterns, angular shapes, and sheer for extra excitement. Speaking of something extra, Tam partnered with TSL Jewelry for an added punch: gold to garnet geo-accessories for a futuristic touch.
Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig took Marchesa to India for Spring 2013. Sari-styled satin, intricate embroidery, harmonious hues, ambitious adornments, and Mumbai-worthy midriffs took us on a journey to the South Asian country, all in the city comforts of Grand Central Station. A bit aspirational for everyday life, as expected, the collection is truly red-carpet worthy.
It's the final day of fashion week for New York's Spring 2013 collections. We made it! Although we're anticipating the resurgence of calmer, more regimented weeks ahead, we're going to miss the excitement of the fashion forecasts that go on at Lincoln Center (until next season!). That said, take a look at some of the best looks from today's shows: from Bibhu Mohapatra and Michael Kors to Jeremy Scott and Milly, there's something for every type of fashionista inside.
Read More