Sep 12, 2013 4:34PM

NYFW 2013: Our Top 5 Shows

It's a wrap.

New York Fashion Week is coming to a close. Models and designers will either a) commence a week-long sleep cycle or b) push right through into the next stage: London (which starts on Friday). For us, it's a time for some of that all-important reflection — thinking about what we loved and pre-planning who we'll be giving our precious monies to when the SS14 spoils become available. Here's our Top 5 shows from New York, in collage format. 

Marc By Marc Jacobs (above)
A lot could be said of  the Marc by Marc Jacobs collection. His use of metallics and reflective fabrics, the way those feed into a more exuberant, sequin-drenched affair. And then, the way he nonchalantly pares everything back with the most basic of sneakers. We'll just go ahead and use this equation, because it makes more sense:  Glitter + Roller-Disco + Ice-Cream + Leisure Suit.

Rodarte
The Mulleavy sisters went a little flashier than normal (read: way more skin). Their true-to-form punk aesthetic still rings true though, just with less of a medieval current and more sex appeal.  We'll call it expensive-trashy. Because it feels right, even if it sounds weird. 

Thom Browne
A throwback to the 1500s, Thom Browne channelled insane clown posse looks via the Elizabethen era. Stark, bright whites. Far-out architectural shapes. High volume and high impact. Zero pairs of eyes in the audience were straying from this spectacle. 

MM6
It was all clean lines and icy hues for Maison Martin Margiela's diffusion line. Layering straight silhouettes in paper-thin fabrics was sheer trickery to the untrained eye — outfits appearing much more simplistic than their multifaceted reality. 

Proenza Schouler 
Proenza melded their signature classicism with straight-up powerful lady vibes. Sexy is taken up several notches with deep cut blazers and dresses that end near the belly-button, wide bandaging and unexpected flashes of skin. Sleek leathers and metallic pleating give a tougher edge. 

So there you have it. New York done and dusted. Phew. Watch this space for our trusty coverage of the rest of fashion month.

 

Fashion: Megha Kapoor
Photos: Style.com / Sonny Vandevelde
Collages: Mikie Inglis