A Look at Day Three of NYFW

By Eden Herbstman

Winter 2012-2013

So let’s talk about Prabal Gurung, one of the day’s most anticipated shows. The young designer served us his take on military chic. Army green was the base to each silhouette, accompanied by ultra feminine floral patterns and fur trims. Last season’s peplum explosion was reinterpreted with the addition of leather harnesses. If Prabal’s collection didn’t already make you green with envy, then Monique Lhuillier sure will. The designer brought us back to the emerald city with green and black silk strapless gowns, transitioning to 1920′s flapper silhouettes of beaded long sleeve gowns, fur trims, and winter whites. Each gown screamed red carpet elegance and glamour.

The Daily toasted designer Duro Olowu for his collaboration with JC Penny. “If you asked me a year ago I wouldn’t have believed it, but I am really thrilled.” I asked Duro how he felt designing for JCP.” I don’t think style is based on money, in fact most of us in the fashion world look at people without a lot of money for inspiration. It was challenging but a pleasure to design for a woman who is aware of her surroundings but has an international flair.” The Stone Rose Lounge showcased both his apparel and accessories, consisting of bold patterns and colors. Before heading downtown I asked model and  Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella her tips for staying energized during fashion week. “Any chance there is food grab it! Keep replenishing your body with nutrients. I went to six shows today and I just keep grabbing whatever I see.” Meanwhile Glamour’s cat concept store had another fun filled feline night with a DJ set by Cat Power.

More to come on Day Four fashion tomorrow, and keep checking Patrick McMullan.com for full NYFW coverage!

Written and Edited by Eden Herbstman

Photography by Mireya Acierto for Patrick McMullan.com

Design by Eden Herbstman


Cover: Runway, Monique Lhuillier F/W 2013, Lincoln Center, NYC, February 9, 2013, Photography by MIREYA ACIERTO for PatrickMcMullan.com

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