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A Mile in Stilettos: MBFW New York AW ’13/14 Review

Tracy Reese

When the mercury has dropped, the stanchions have been placed at Lincoln Center and photographer are capturing your favourtite stylephile’s look of the day, it is safe to say that Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York has begun.

The runways were dripping with luscious furs, juxtaposed patterns, elegant silks, saturated hues, demure hemlines, crowd stopping shoes, awe-inspiring accessories, comfortable knits and inspiring silhouettes. Designers such as Tracy Reese mixed beautiful prints, animal hides and even a leash trained kitten while the sisters of William Okpo presented their muses in carefully constructed wooden box frames with monochromatic knits, brushed pony wares and a playful sporty aesthetic.

Check out the images from the many shows visited this season below:

Yigal Azourel : Backstage for makeup

Yigal Azourel : Makeup palette for the looks

Yigal Azourel : Makeup palette for the looks

Yigal Azourel : Models

Yigal Azourel : Backstage glee

William Okpo: Live Modeling

William Okpo : Oh the shoes. Electric blue metallic acts as a great accent to the monochromatic aesthetic.

William Okpo : Accessories galore oozed in pony hair.

William Okpo: The sets will fare well in your wardrobe this coming fall and winter.

William Okpo: The hair and makeup was a subdued glamour.

Tracy Reese: Fur trimmed jacquard printed jacket with a simple white blouse atop of pair of insanely patterned slacks proved amazing.

Tracy Reese: The juxtaposition of multiple prints = breath of fresh air.

Tracy Reese: Always bet on black!

Tracy Reese

Susan Woo: Masculine chic and Mad Men inspired.

Susan Woo: Demure

Susan Woo : The designer

Milly: Black with gray, turquoise and purple aztec center accent.

Milly: Black floral vines against turquoise with lace insets along the shoulder blades.

 

 

Milly: Aztec makes another appearance.

 

 

Milly: A nod to 60s mod with leather forearms on this romper was breathtaking.

Milly: The leather low slung overall!

 

 

 

Milly: Hot pink upon electric blue with silver glitterati worked well.

Michelle Williams, the brains behind Milly and her cute little daughter.

Michael Bastian

Michael Bastian

Michael Bastian

Michael Bastian: Backstage

Michael Bastian: Backstage

Michael Bastian: Backstage

Michael Bastian: Backstage

Lela Rose: Lace goddess

Lela Rose: This frock would do lovely at your next fall wedding reception.

Lela Rose: Looks like latex yet its a soft satin with an edge by adding the chartreuse + white floral print clusters.

Lela Rose: Breathe new life.

Lela Rose: You can hear this gown rustling through the screen.

Lela Rose: Flow like the wind.

Katya Leonovich : Model Board

Kaelen: The liquid gold jacket tops this look off.

Kaelen: Who said blush pink couldn't be bad ass!

Kaelen: Prim and proper.

Kaelen: Hard edge with a bit of softness.

Russell Simmons at Herve Leger

Herve Leger : Backstage

Herve Leger

Herve Leger

Fendi: Great pair for the gentlemen.

Fendi: The outerwear!!

Candela: Ethereal elegance

Candela: Purple and fuchsia with a dash of a high slit = winning collaboration.

Candela: Amazing coat to keep you warm next winter.

Candela: Interesting prop styling for this presentation.

Alon Livne: This mask gives great face.

Alon Livne: Sexy yet subtle

Alon Livne: The noir on noir met its perfect match with the headpieces.

Patricia, manicurist at AAU Show

Janessa Pare, head MUA at AAU show

AAU Backstage

AAU show

AAU Backstage

AAU

AAU

 

Until next season in September for Spring/Summer 2014, stay fashionable. Be sure to log onto http://www.mbfashionweek.com/ to stay abreast of happenings across the globe.

IMAGE CREDITS:

Jewell Tracey for Ladies Lotto

Courtesy of Tracy Reese

Courtesy of Milly

Courtesy of Lela Rose

 

- niki zoë vickers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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