I do agree that New York designers tend to overuse the same silhouettes and not be as experimental as Milan, Paris and even London but I just found Alexander Wang really unflattering despite mixing things up a bit.
Let’s see.. I loved Marc by Marc Jacobs, it’s simple and someone said in my ask box it looks like all the clothes had been thrifted but I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing for a designer that is known to be gimmicky and often not practical. The styling by Venetia Scott is one of the best parts of a little Marc show and this was no exception. Everything looks wearable, I found it the perfect NYFW collection.
I also adored Oscar de la Renta. ODLR’s ladies who lunch have been reinterpreted by Galliano’s drama for the better - whether it was the work of Galliano himself or not. (Mostly) everything was gorgeous and expensive looking. The 2 final dresses, especially Magdalena’s, were exquisite.
Then there was Proenza Schouler. Jack and Lazaro usually produce my favourite collection out of NYFW. Unlike others, who tore last season apart, I was in love with Spring 2013. This one was not as great in my books but I still thought it was a solid collection and there were some amazing individual pieces. To me they are miles ahead of most other designers in NY. They are like Alexander Wang in that they have created a brand very quickly and are great at selling to the cool downtown girl they dress. Everything from the hair and makeup and the casting - which they had the best of the season so far - was on point and true to their aesthetic.