Marc Jacobs has come to be known as the ultimate showman in NYC fashion, and Fall 2013 upheld his reputation to a T. The capacity crowd entered to a glowing yellow orb at the end of the circular runway — notable for providing sepia light that rendered the chic showgoers in sepia-tinged black and white (so much for those wild colors for the street-style photographers!). The models did a full, brisk lap around the runway to start the show, all under the sepia light. After the last model exited the runway, the lighting shifted and the models came back out to be seen for the lovely, soft color palette that Jacobs picked for the season — soft moss green, pale mauve, camel, greiges. The line was filled with the very wearable — cable-knit sweaters, double-breasted coats, shirtdresses — to the very unwearable — see the model in just hot pants and gloves. Evening was particularly strong with bias-cut gowns with open backs mixed in with liquid metallic gowns that are begging to be flown out to Hollywood to the Oscars. The designer, clad in pajamas for his finale walk, created a thrilling presentation and a collection that we'll be thrilled to see in stores.
Marc Jacobs has been known to pull out all stops for his runway beauty, and with custom-cut wigs — and a huge nail polish surprise — he didn't disappoint for Fall 2013. Lead stylist Guido (for Redken) turned every model into a brunette, cutting each girl's hair into a punk pixie backstage. And makeup artist François Nars put his focus on a dark eye makeup look that featured just a touch of shine.
The look: A greasy smoky eye, brunette punk wigs, and red nails.
The inspiration: Rocker girls like Joan Jett and Marianne Faithfull.
Overheard backstage: Marc Jacobs is releasing a new nail polish line this Fall.
Marc Jacobs does fashion and fragrance, and now he's adding a nail polish to his repertoire. The Marc Jacobs Enamored line won't hit stores until Fall, but two new shades were revealed backstage this evening: a deep red shade called Jezebel, and what will likely be the star product in the line, Shiny. The top coat was inspired by a high-shine coffee table Jacobs has at home; it was formulated to give the appearance of 30 coats with just one swipe. Sadly, you'll have to wait until next season to get your hands on a bottle of this designer lacquer, where it will be available at Sephora.
Even when the temperatures outside dip, the ladies who skip between shows during New York Fashion Week always look their best. But their focus often extends beyond fashion. Plenty of thought goes into the beauty looks to pair with their mulled-over ensembles, and a bevy of the looks seen outside the tents dictate the trends for next season. Flip through for some instant inspiration.
Although we love taking in the latest runway trends and spotting which famous faces are sitting front row, we are most intrigued by what happens after the shows are over. From Sarah Jessica Parker to Zoe Saldana to Chrissy Teigen to Leigh Lezark, we've spotted a slew of fashionable stars working hard, and playing harder at some of the most exclusive and well-dressed soirees. As New York Fashion Week wraps today, join us in taking a look back at the most fabulous moments captured outside the tents and after hours.
— Additional reporting by Melody Nazarian
Done up in ruddy-hued lips and strands styled with just a touch of texture, the models at 3.1 Phillip Lim's Fall 2013 show were urban girls with a bit of an edge. And in order to capture that sexy, naughty, dangerous vibe, Frédéric Fekkai lead stylist Paul Hanlon ensured models' hair texture was not too precise. But it was a reddish-brown lip look, conceptualized by makeup artist Francelle Daly for Nars, which really brought this downtown girl notion to life. All that was missing? A rocker boyfriend.
The spotlight may be on the clothes, but New York Fashion Week is also where the new nail art and color trends emerge. From intricate, hand-painted designs to ways to play with color, texture, and shapes, we present the fashionable nail looks that have been designer approved for Fall 2013.
All the quintessential style building blocks were present at Calvin Klein's Fall '13 collection: minimalist silhouettes, impeccable tailoring, and a classic palette. But this time around, designer Francisco Costa turned up the textural intrigue tenfold, thanks to a whole lot of leather, bold geometric shapes (those belts!), and slick PVC detailing. And to top it all off, the outerwear was, in a word, gorgeous. We have a feeling front-row attendee Jessica Chastain, who has been spotted all over NYC in an amazing coat wardrobe (maybe the best ever), has her eye on a few. Take a look at the Calvin Klein Fall '13 collection now.
For Fall 2013, Francisco Costa injected Calvin Klein's usual allegiance to monochromatic minimalism with a pattern other designers have featured heavily this season: glen plaid. The designer used the check in a number of pieces but echoed its intersecting lines elsewhere, like a pleated leather dress affixed with bits of metal arranged to look like square crosses, or a wool skirt with square hole cutouts. Many of the looks were cinched in with belts so large they might be more familiar to rodeo champions or professional boxers than runway models.
We've officially wrapped here at New York Fashion Week — of course the fun continues on to London — but before we cross the pond we're taking a look at the best street style to hit Lincoln Center, Milk Studios, and every show in between. Bundled up but hardly boring, these lessons in creative layers, luxe outerwear, glam add-ons, and eye-popping prints make this set anything but your average Winter ensembles, i.e. there's a lot in the way of outfit inspiration in these few hundred snaps. Click through right now for over 400 of our favorite looks from NYFW.