Let's talk positive: the Marc by Marc Jacobs show was about as upbeat as you get, with models in bright layers right up to their patterned turbans bouncing down the runway to the tune of "Can't You Feel It" by Time. If you love color and pattern, MMJ Spring 2013 will be at the top of your Spring shopping list. Check out all the pictures from the Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 collection, and come back soon for our full review.
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We've come to know Naeem Khan for his glamorous gowns, but today's Spring '13 showing also highlighted the designer's expansion into sleek daywear. From embroidered pants to wave-print shiftdresses, the designer has mastered all aspects of day-to-night dressing using Moroccan influences and bold patterns. Light and flouncy dresses showed sunset prints and oversize rose patterns, leather made its way onto bustiers, and satin jackets looked effortlessly elegant. Meanwhile, the designer's selection of gowns showed off intricate embroidery details on exotic bright-hued silk gowns — we couldn't take our eyes off the beautiful beaded red cocoon-shaped gown. All together, a stunning collection that received a much-deserved standing ovation from the audience for the beloved designer.
- Trends: Embellishment/beading, global references, bold prints, leather, embellished pants.
- Colors: Yellow, blue, navy, black, nude, coral, orange, red.
- Key Piece: The red embroidered cocoon dress was simply magical.
- Accessories: Patent ankle-wrap heels, flat leather sandals, metallic headbands, exotic stacked bracelets.
- Who Should Wear It: Ladies who want to make a shining red-carpet statement like Kate Beckinsale and front-row attendee Padma Lakshmi.
After debuting a successful Spring 2013 show at New York Fashion Week, Victoria Beckham continued her fashion streak in the city. For a lunch out, she wore a crisp white button-down with pencil-leg black trousers, creating the perfect and easy-to-mimic office-chic look. Her accessories included sleek black pointy pumps, a white chain-handle Victoria Beckham bag, and aviator sunglasses. Re-create Victoria's outfit with your own white blouse and black pants for your next business meeting, and you'll definitely garner major attention.
Julianne Hough has solidified her status in the young Hollywood crowd, so you might not guess that she only "very recently" fell in love with fashion. At the Theyskens' Theory show, Hough told us she actually grew up wearing "dance clothes and sweatpants," so when it comes to style, she's "still learning" — but she's pretty excited to see some dance-inspired fashion showing up on the runway. So, what's up next for the Rock of Ages star? Watch our Fab Flash to get all the details straight from Miss Hough. Hair and Makeup by Angelica Perri
Pencil skirts may just be the new miniskirts, as evidenced by the crew of street-style pros and celebs taking to the New York Fashion Week scene with a fresh spin on the once-office staple. Truth be told, we used to associate our pencil skirts with the corporate set, the obligatory buy when a "business casual" dress code is enforced. Now we're embracing the more feminine, polished silhouette — which makes juxtapositions with a slouchy tee or edgy leather jacket all the more striking. The proof is all right here — trendsetters and insiders who've traded stem-baring minis for body-conscious, but entirely sophisticated, pencil skirts that they've styled up every which way from the very minimalist to the athletic inspired.
A few of our favorite street stylers' takes on the trend.
Just keep reading for more trendspotting and styling tips to outfit the look on your own.
For her Spring 2013 collection, Rachel Roy served up exactly what we've come to know and love from her — polished, well-tailored separates in bold, bright hues and charming prints. Each piece was one that would be welcome in anyone's Spring wardrobe, including fitted jackets, louche trousers, and long, floaty dresses and caftans. You'll definitely want to see these pieces in motion, so click now to watch the presentation.
It's actress and model Byrdie Bell's job to look good in front of the cameras, and she didn't disappoint when she styled a yellow tweed Alice + Olivia miniskirt ($297) with a black leather jacket at the Alice + Olivia show Spring 2013 show at New York Fashion Week. Byrdie's white button-down blouse and suede nude Herve Leger pumps let her textured bottoms take the spotlight, while her tan Hermés tote injected major luxe. Show off your gams in Byrdie's exact tweed skirt all Fall by pairing it with tights or leggings and a cozy coat when the temperatures start to fall.
With Rachel Roy, the best part may just be the fact that with every piece, you have the sense that you could easily wear it too — and, hopefully, look just as chic. Her Spring lineup was no different, showcasing a cool collection of feminine, wearable separates and just a few dresses, all with just the right touch of whimsy, be it a bit of neoprene on an evening gown or the sparkly, party-perfect heels paired with each look. There's a sense that you could shop your entire wardrobe all right here (including bags and jewels). Roy's covered all the bases, from more casual short sets and knits to your more sophisticated suiting, all with the same effortlessness and playfulness that relies on easy cuts and bright prints and color.
- Trends: Mixed prints, peplum, brights, one-shoulder dresses, colorblocking, and jumpsuits.
- Colors: Black, white, purple, yellow, orange, and tan.
- Key Piece: In a collection filled with prints and bold color, the eyelet LWD was a standout.
- Accessories: Strappy embellished heels, pointed-toe pumps, chunky gold-chain necklaces, and stacks of rhinestone and beaded bracelets; snake-embossed crossbody bags.
- Who Should Wear It: We expect to see it on Roy fan Olivia Palermo. We could see Jessica Alba in the pink-and-orange colorblocked shirtdress or the one-shouldered, peplum-trimmed cocktail dress.
With a red-carpet following that includes Kate Middleton, Lea Michele, and Selena Gomez, Jenny Packham's Spring '13 collection was all about sequins and shine. Inspired by Vegas circa 1960, the designer mainly focused on copious amounts of embellishments adorned on minidresses and sheaths. A few looks, draped dresses and polka-dot peplums, provided pared-down options for the minimalist. For her red-carpet clientele, Packham provided elegant column gowns, some of which featured stunning intricate floral beading. We can't help but wonder which one Kate Middleton will wear for her next black-tie affair.
- Trends: '60s, peplums, heavy embellishment.
- Colors: Dove gray, gold, citron, pink, white, yellow, black, tangerine orange.
- Key Piece: The dove-gray embellished long-sleeved gown was the perfect example of elegance meets glamour.
- Accessories: Shimmery pumps by Christian Louboutin, statement earrings, clear clutches, and jeweled necklaces.
- Who Should Wear It: Kate Middleton will surely nab one of Packham's long, shimmery gowns; Lea Michele would love to show off her stems in one of the embellished minidresses.
Spotted in the front row of Lela Rose's Spring show were two of her biggest celebrity fans. Lauren Conrad and Mandy Moore both showed their support for the designer and her flirty, feminine pieces and we caught up with the two lovely ladies just before the runway kicked off. Find out what both Mandy and Lauren love about Rose's line — and what fashion survival strategy they have in common. It's all right here in our Fab Flash! Hair and Makeup by Angelica Perri