The Campus Closet: Highlights of 2013 New York Fashion Week

Twice a year designers, models, fashion enthusiasts and everyone in between head to New York City to celebrate new collections and runway shows. New York Fashion week started in 1943, and has been growing ever since, with this year having 90 emerging and classic designers. A grand number of 100,000 were in attendance of the runway shows and whirlwind of events to follow making it one of the biggest fashion weeks yet.

Sadly I was not able to attend being across the country, but luckily 2013 marked the first year the show could be streamed online for the world to see. This week I have been religiously streaming the runway shows, finding inspiration for fall fashion while being enthused by the wildly entertaining collections designers have created.

I have put together a list of some of my own favorite moments and collections of the 2013 fashion week so you can be entertained and inspired too in case you haven’t been watching.

1. Marc Jacobs

Fur and sequins dominated the Marc Jacobs fall collection. Fun, sexy, and chic this, collection contained lots of blues, blacks, and whites. The pieces can be worn on and off the runway, with everything from business casual to evening wear. There will be no winter blues with all of the sequins this collection has.

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Sequins and fur dominate the Marc Jacobs fall collection. Photo courtesy The Sartorialist.

2. Jeremy Scott

Jeremy Scott is known to turn his models into characters on the runway, and this time around he did not fail to do so. Wild patterns and bright colors were shown in his pieces, his inspiration came from monsters turning the runway into a monster mash.

Photo: Jeremy’s models dressed in his monster-inspired pieces. Photo courtesy PaperMag.

Photo: Jeremy’s models dressed in his monster-inspired pieces. Photo courtesy PaperMag.

3. J.Crew

J.Crew always does the preppy-with-a-side-of-edge look very well. Their fall collection showed schoolboy and -girl looks with an edge, mixing up patterns and colors. He definitely took favor to native patterns.

Photo: J.crew’s preppy with an edge look. Photo courtesy The Sartorialist.

Photo: J.crew’s preppy with an edge look. Photo courtesy The Sartorialist.

4. Todd Snyder

Todd Snyder’s men’s collection showed that leather and bow ties are going nowhere in fall 2013. His men wear lots of black and blue, and this color combination seems to be a trend among many designers for next season.

Leather and bow ties are going nowhere next season with Snyders men collection. Photo courtesy The Sartorialist.

Leather and bow ties are going nowhere next season with Snyders men collection. Photo courtesy The Sartorialist.

 

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