New York Fashion Week // Fall 2013: BCBG, Kimberly Ovitz + Timo Weiland

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Max Azria added a serious dose of downtown cool to the warm furs sent down the runway this morning. Inspired by the boho styles of the East and exotic architecture of Istanbul, the collection entailed effortless layering of luxe leathers, drapey fabrics in sheer neutral hues, and oversized coats. Models sported unfussy straight locks and smokey eyes peeked out from hipster beanies. A breath of fresh air from his signature brights and loud graphic prints, the fall collection had all the opulence of luxury winter wear thrown together in the most easy-to-wear way.

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Kimberly Ovitz‘s collection was composed of  jewel toned loosely draped separates and form-fitting frocks. Kimono-esque jackets and asymmetrical dresses were emblazoned with watercolor splashes of purple, mustard yellow and ruby red. Neutral grays and oxblood tempered the brights and tightly coiled coiffures gave final ensembles a space age edge. Minimal makeup and masculine-faced models added to the effect. With the exception of a few leather accent pieces, the collection felt light and airy–ideal for the California hipster, come fall.

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Clean lines and structured separates dominated the fall Timo Weiland collection. It felt very downtown-meets-countryside with classic riding hats in cherry red and tartan plaids with cut-outs and sheer sleeves. Crisp oxfords buttoned to the top were paired with bright shifts and shearling-lined leather coats. Bright brocades lost any frill factor with thigh-high suede leg warmers. Models sported middle parts, minimal eye makeup and Barbie pink pouts, a look universally pleasing among stylites. Likewise, separates also ran the gamut in this collection, easily providing wearable options for every ivy league prep and downtown cool hipster.

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