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New York Fashion Week Fall 2013 Hits and Misses: Part 3 (Forum Buzz)

New York Fashion Week has (sadly) drawn to a close, but through the rain, snow and cold we saw some great – and some not so great – collections make their way down the runways. London is next (hooray!), but before we get there, here’s the final installment of the collections that Fashion Spot forums members praised and picked apart this season.

NYFW FW13 Hits - 3/1 Phillip Lim, Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs

The Hits: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs


3.1 Phillip Lim

“This has been by far my favorite collection so far in New York. I'm very happy to see him come back with this after what I felt was a horrible Spring/Summer collection. I love this.” [Dutchie]

“Definitely his best in awhile. I think his old celebrity devotees will be finding their way back to him after this collection, and they should. There're so many great interchangeable pieces in here to choose from.” [HeatherAnne]

“Such great materials, cuts, colors, such wonderful combinations, so inspirational! The teal coat is soooo stunning. That's what I wanna see in NY; beautiful wearable, inspired and chic without trying too hard. Thumbs up!!” [RedandNavy]

Read our review and see images of the 3.1 Phillip Lim collection.


Proenza Schouler

“Best collection of NYFW hands down. Yes, it may have referenced past Balenciaga and Céline collections but all in all it was flawless. I would wear every single item of clothing.” [xoxoadore]

“I was quite floored by each and every piece (save for the feathered skirts perhaps). Everything was absolutely pristine in motion.” [Faith Akiyama]

“Dying…went to heaven…then died again and went to Proenza Schouler heaven.” [GERGIN]

Read our review and see images of the Proenza Schouler collection.


Marc Jacobs

“This was one of the best Marc Jacobs shows ever, I absolutely adored all of the looks. The cast was also fantastic; the set left me speechless. I am in love – this is art.” [dodencebt]

“I thought the collection was fantastic. Not my favorite, but certainly amazing. It was like Fall/Winter 2010, but more glamorous with the furs and sequins and actually sexy and totally cool with those David Bowie–looking wigs. Can't wait to hear the inspiration and how it all relates to the sun installation.” [LagerfeldBoy]

“The colors of the garments were quite spectacular, he's always at his finest when he plays romantic (Fall 2012 included). I'm not sure what the inspiration was but if anyone could be so kind to tell me that would be splendid ‘cause I was about to call out Liza Minelli or David Bowie walking around home naked as a reference point. The collection was sublime.” [GERGIN]

Read our review and see images of the Marc Jacobs collection.

NYFW Fall 2013 Misses - Calvin Klein Collection, Ohne Titel, Vera Wang

The Misses: Calvin Klein Collection, Ohne Titel, Vera Wang


Calvin Klein Collection

“Not horrible, not great. I paid more attention to who was in the show than what they were wearing to be honest.” [lelaid]

“It feels heavy and drab…nothing stands out to me.” [StoneSkipper]

“Ugh, after three spectacular seasons I'm very disappointed. It really does look heavy and matronly, even inspired by Céline and I hate to point out such similarities. I really hate those buckles too and those lifted shoulders are getting old.” [Jinadaze]

Read our review and see images of the Calvin Klein Collection collection.


Ohne Titel

“I’m not really fond of this collection; the colors and the patterns were so wrong to me.” [elle_gb]

“I tried to like this, I really did… I don't know, that palette looks so weird and is not cohesive, that mosaic thing didn't look good, the shapes look messy… it's a miss for me.” [StoneSkipper]


Vera Wang

“Am I alone in thinking that everything looks either clumsy, boxy, unflattering, or all three? I hate the color palette, too. A misstep.” [StoneSkipper]

“She should just stick to bridal wear.” [disco54]

Read our review and see images of the Vera Wang collection.

Images: IMAXtree

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