Statement Outerwear From Paris Fall 2013

Fall collections are all about the outerwear for me. I love a great coat or jacket, and they are the basis of my looks for the fall and winter season. In fact, I need two closets in my apartment to house my growing collection. Unfortunately for my husband, my motto is you can never own too many jackets or coats.

Diversity Rules at Tom Ford Fall 2013

Tom Ford’s Fall 2013 show was a circus of full-on color, textures and prints. This was truly an over the top collection and not for the wallflower. I’m not sure I could get away with wearing these looks as styled for the runway, but there most definitely were some very hot pieces I could see toning down teamed with some more somber pieces. 

NYFW Fall 2013 Trend Spotting: Bermuda Shorts

Since spotting Bermuda shorts on the Spring 2013 runways of DKNY and Rag and Bone, I’ve been looking forward to taking this new hemline out for a spin once the weather warms up. This tailored version is a great alternative to the same old high-waisted denim short shorts we’re so used to. I was happy to see this silhouette popping up again on the Fall 2013 runways at NYFW.

NYFW Fall 2013 Highlights

3.1 Phillip Lim Where to start? This is by far one of my favorite collections so far. Phillip Lim can do no wrong in my eyes, so I expected, at the very least, to find one or two pieces to fawn over. Instead, Lim sent out 46 spectacular looks that had me feigning for every individual piece.

My Favorite Street-Style Looks From Paris

There’s an endless array of cool street-style mavens running around Paris at the moment and luckily for us, there are twice as many photographers on the loose capturing all the fabulous style moments. There’s so much amazing and eclectic off-the-runway looks at Paris Fashion Week, it’s a great place to find inspiration.  From a chunky knit teamed with a maxi skirt, a sweater dress and statement scarf to a varsity jacket in a coat length and a peplum hem wool skirt paired with over-the-knee boots, here are 14 looks I’d love to wear this fall.   -Alexandra Phanor-Faury

The Marant Philes On Isabel Marant Spring'13

Back when we first launched Fringueuse, we introduced you to blogger Aliya Armorer. Her blog, of which we are big fans, the marant philes is a love letter to the French designers’ aesthetic and a look into her own personal collection of Isabel Marant ready-to-wear and accessories. Check out our post on her here. We enlisted Armorer to give us her take on Isabel Marant’s latest Americana influenced Spring’13 collection. Left: Aliya in an Isabel Marant Xavier coat and Betty sneakers, Right: Aliya in an Isabel Marant Tizy Top and Bobby sneakers What did you think of the collection?

Paris Spring 2013 Highlights

LANVIN Construction, or more specifically the re-construction, of classics was key at Lanvin with the tuxedo silhouette, pantsuits and the LBD undergoing a stunning architecturally tailored redesign that also found the designer delving into Japanese references.   HAIDER ACKERMANN Haider Ackerman’s signature expert tailoring and layering continues to thrive for Spring’13. Floaty robes layered over blouses, sleeveless blazers held together at the waist with obi-style belts and romantic gowns layered over louche trousers.

Dries Van Noten Spring 2013

You wouldn’t necessarily associate plaid with elegance but that’s exactly what Dries van Noten offered up for Spring’13. Van Noten may not be the first designer this fashion week season to dip back into the grungy ’90s for inspiration for next spring, but his gorgeous execution is what separates him from the pack. The beauty of this collection is rooted in the unexpected contrast of the casual workman pattern, cut in precious organza and silk, with the refined femininity of flower embellished midi skirts and easy trousers all cut in a fluid and relaxed silhouette that added a big dose of cool to the looks.