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Friday, February 8, 2013

NYFW Fall 13, Day 1

I must say I'm pretty proud of myself. Not only is recap numero uno complete but have you guys noticed that this is my fourth consecutive post? I even tried to give tumblr another try last night slash this morning. Still confused about that, but you know, it seemed like a better idea than any academic work I have to do. Anyway, less about me and more about fa-SHUN.
Fall shows are my favorite mostly due to my love for layering slash jackets and so far 
(the shows have proven to be), so, so good in that department. BCBG, on the left, incorporated so many layers into their looks that I'm not even 100% sure of what's going on. All I know is that I like it, I like it a lot. They also showcased one of the sickest pieces of outerwear I've yet to see, cue the third picture. It appears to be some sort of texturized shell with a black fur interior.. doesn't that sound like a dream? Oh, and if there is anything that you should take away from BCBG's show is that beanies are meant to never be taken off. 
Hat hair problems, be gone.

On the right, Timo Weiland followed up with equally cool shearling jackets (you know I'm a sucker for dem oversized moto silhouettes) and leather pieces featuring slits and cut-outs. It's like he knows me.

The leather goods continued to flow at J Brand, front and center, at Rachel Comey, on the left corner, and Veronica Beard on the right. I love the casual silhouettes in Racehel Comey's collection. Imagine that deep v leather top with some super skinny jeans, minimal sandals, and maybe some killer earrings or just bracelets... so simple but so freaking chic. Fack, I need that orange top.
J Brand showed a similar but slightly more structured leather jacket to BCBG's in buttery white along with some great casual looks. I don't usually like cinched waists on paints but those trousers in the middle are amazing. 

Veronica Beard kills it when it comes to outerwear I think, and this year was no different. I don't have to tell you again how much I'm into oversized mens coats, but I do feel the need to tell you how much I love that camel coat layered over such a light denim wash. It's quite unexpected, and I would have never thought to do that myself, but it works. And how delicious does that leather vest look? Also need that. And for the last show of yesterday, and probably the most wearable one yet, Thakoon Addition.
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Thakoon really stepped up his game with this line this season. It all feels much more elevated and on par with his signature line. There are so many jackets to love and absolutely not enough time (read: money). The quilted leather detailing on the first jacket is incredible, along with all the other leather accents seen up above (umm that fur-trimmed vest?!). I also really like the silhouette of the second jacket and bonus points for the fur collar. I've never seen a down jacket like it, and not gonna lie, it looks might-ay comf-ay.

Well, that's my recap of day 1. Expect some street-style coming soon to a browser near you, and in the meantime here are some fun NYFW related articles via The Cut:

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