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February 21st, 2013 by Janelle | Fashion Week, Model News, Trends Posts, Womenswear
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Every collection is different, but during fashion month you’re bound to notice a few recurring themes. This season we’re keeping an eye on the runways and noting the big trends as they happen. Take a look at just a few of the fashion and beauty motifs we spotted on multiple runways this NYFW season.

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HOT FUZZ

Love it or hate it, fur was one of the season’s big stories. During NYFW it seemed almost every designer included fur as part of their seasonal mix, but it was especially on trend to take things over the top and add fur to unusual elements. At Alexander Wang and Altuzarra we saw the emergence of oversized fur mittens, a look that is one step away from seeming ridiculous but somehow managed to work in the catwalk context.

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Agne Konciute in Altuzarra

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Vanessa Axente in Alexander Wang


BERRY GOOD

Who can resist a berry stain? Makeup artists reached for shades of burgundy, wine and raspberry when crafting beauty looks this season. At Derek Lam Estee Lauder’s Tom Pecheux used a combination of two new Pure Color lip shades (Burnished Bronze & Electric Wine – out in August) and even mixed in a tiny bit of cream eyeshadow into the mix to add texture.

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Mirte Maas at Derek Lam sporting the Estee Lauder lip

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Sharon Kavjan getting prepped at Billy Reid


GETTING GRAPHIC

A black and white print will never go out of style and so many great ones showed up this season. The dynamic Proenza Schouler collection was filled with beautiful graphic pieces to mix and match. We were especially taken by the speckled and squiggled motorcycle jackets and skirts. The Helmut Lang look took its cues from Picasso’s Black & White exhibit and the eye-catching patterns that resulted in were simply stellar.

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Kel Markey in Proenza Schouler

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Meghan Collison in Helmut Lang


BROW WOW

Call it the Hilary Rhoda-effect, big brows were back and stole the show on more than a few runways. Backstage at Theyskens Theory and Helmut Lang the minimalist ensembles were accented by groomed yet prominent brows that framed the girl’s faces beautifully.

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Jenna Earle getting her brows touched up at Helmut Lang

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Marly Warnier backstage at Theyskens Theory


WINTER FLORALS

Why wait until spring to enjoy the innate beauty of floral prints? Designers showcased a variety of fresh from the garden patterns this season, eschewing pastels for darker colors and bolder looks. The Billy Reid and Sophie Theallet variants on the look were especially chic and sophisticated, while Rodarte went in an unexpected direction, mixing florals with tie-dye.

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Kremi in Sophie Theallet

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Agne K in Rodarte


ALL EARS

The statement earring is having its moment. Designers had a field day with jewelry this season and some of the most appealing extras were the vine earrings featured at Thakoon and the Alexis Bittar crafted sparklers at 3.1 Phillip Lim. Two totally different and completely essential looks sure to add spice to any outfit.

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Cora Emmanuel at 3.1 Phillip Lim

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Close on the custom earrings at Thakoon

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5 Comments

  1. milex says:

    Brow wow ♥ Just look at mine
    http://milexblog.blogspot.co.uk

  2. Dianna Bigelow says:

    You have a picture posted of Lauren Bigelow behind the scenes of Theyskens Theory. This is NOT Lauren.

  3. Nasty says:

    Cora is so sad!! Remember, she was the most happy girl in the world! =*

  4. kay says:

    Their fashion inspiration this season clearly was Cruella DeVille.

  5. kay says:

    *De Vil

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