A Look at Day One of NYFW

By Eden Herbstman

Winter 2012-2013

Everyone grab your most stylish furs and snow friendly shoes, because another Fall/Winter fashion week is underway! Timo Weiland kicked off Thursday’s first show with a collection full of perfectly mix matched textures, along with a live musical performance from Cable. Leather accenting was one of the designer’s main focuses, as well as balancing sporty and dressy by adding furs with quilted materials. The collection had an equestrian feel, pairing riding hats with knee ¬†high boots and tailored button downs with wide leg pants. After the show I caught up with Andrew Bevan, one of the editors at Teen Vogue and a good friend of the designer, to get his thoughts on the collection. “I’ve seen all of his women’s collections and this was such a departure for him, but in a positive way. This was a little more grown up and refined, but still had his signature corkiness.”¬†Timo’s nod at maturity and sophistication was the perfect precursor for Tadashi Shoji, which is always a guarantee for elegant statement piece gowns. Sure enough, Shoji debuted a dramatic yet romantic collection filled with delicate lace detail, Victorian inspired high collars, and paisley tier gowns.

Bringing youth inspired punk back, the collection was filled with with leather jackets and vests, plaid silk tops, and added chain accents to scarves, shoes, and dresses. This was the first season designer Sarah Wauchob incorporated menswear into the collection. Anna Wintour, Olivier Zahm, model Liberty Ross, Carine Roitfeld, and founders Bono and his wife Ali Hewson were all in attendance.

To cap off the night I headed to Glamour’s 35 Under 35 in Fashion List party held at their Cat Concept Store in Meatpacking. The intimate setting created a fashionable feline world filled with photographs of Karl Largerfeld and his infamous cat Choupette, a Grace Coddington for Balenciaga orange tote with hand drawn cats hanging from the wall, and snapshots decorating the interior of models and designers all sporting cat related accessories. Glamour’s Executive Fashion Director Anne Christensen, one of the night’s hosts and proud cat lover, let me in on her cat history. “I was a cat person before I was Grace Coddingon’s assistant, but you meet those people that just fuel your cat obsession. It is a bit of a cult.” I had to ask of her favorite memory with Grace, to which she revealed a trip to the Soviet Union ending with them eating caviar with their hands at the airport as a result of TSA not allowing it on the plane. Also in attendance at the event were designers Rebecca Minkoff, Peter Som, with DJ Mia Moretti.

That’s all for Day One folks! Keep checking Patrick McMullan.com for all NYFW coverage, and check back for Day Two’s report!

Written and Edited by Eden Herbstman

Photography by Harel Rintzler and Clint Spaulding for Patrick McMullan.com

Design by Eden Herbstman


Cover/Page 1: Runway, TIMO WEILAND Women’s F/W 2013 Fashion Show, The Studio, Lincoln Center, NYC, February 07, 2013, Photography by Harel Rintzler for PatrickMcMullan.com

Page 2:Atmosphere, Anne Christensen, Eddie Borgo and Maria Cornejo celebrate Glamour’s ’35 Under 35 in Fashion List, The Glamour Cat Fashion Concept Store, 74 Gansevoort St, NYC, February 7, 2013, Photography by CLINT SPAULDING for PatrickMcMullan.com

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