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Historically the only rival to royal families in opulence could be the ecclesial world of yesteryear, which is what Burton used as inspiration for the Alexander McQueen ready-to-wear fall 2013 collection.

Givenchy, Fall 2013. Photo by Monica Feudi.

The fall winter 2013 ready-to-wear collection was no different and did not disappoint. Innovative stylings and designs create a sense of wonderment, desire, and even lust.

Soo Joo, Chanel, Fall 2013. Photo by Yannis Vlamos.

A massive illuminated globe, with the CC logos shining on all of the store locations across the world, sat in the center of the catwalk and visually highlighted the force that Chanel is.


Raf Simmons and Dior brought a touch of surrealism to the runway for its fall winter 2013 ready-to-wear collection.


The 2013 fall winter ready-to-wear collection melded the downtown style Wang is most commonly described as with the classic shapes of the Balenciaga house.


The show must go, even under sad and tragic circumstances. Missoni knows this to its core and put on a show despite Vittorio Missoni’s disappearance.

Salvatore Ferragamo, Fall 2013. Photo by Marcus Tondo

Trends have a way of repeating themselves, and this collection seems to be a futuristic mod –perhaps what mod will look like in 2060 or 3060.


Dolce & Gabbana sent bloomers down the runway, but that wasn’t the most shocking moment of their fall winter 2013 ready-to-wear collection. The awe-inspiring moment goes to the finale when a gaggle of models dressed in red storm the runway.


Usually the words undone in fashion work as a semi-polite way to say unfinished, broken, or just no good, however Prada managed to turn it around and make undone chic and desirable.


Peter Dundas had had enough. In Emilio Pucci’s fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection, blues, tans, and whites fluttered down the runway in a plethora of fabrics and textures soothing the malaise of winter.


Subtlety and Versace go together like pickles and peanut butter. One doesn’t wear Versace to blend in, nor does one eat P&P for a bland sandwich.


Unveiling look after look, the inspiration of Gucci’s fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection was clear.

Christopher Kane, Fall 2013. Photo by Marcus Tondo.

It’s been a big year for Christopher Kane. After becoming part of the PPR umbrella, he may have felt he had a lot to prove. And, boy did he. His fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection cut the muster.


Burberry conjures up a very specific image, a classic, British image. Bailey’s job is to meld that image with something new—season in and season out.

Giles, Fall 2013. Photo by Filippo Fior.

Giles manages to somehow combine all three into a beautiful showing of flowy Edwardian gowns mixed with elements of the darker side of fashion.

Marc Jacobs, Fall 2013. Photo by Gianni Pucci.

The weather may not have been in Marc Jacob’s favor, but that didn’t stop him from mounting what would be New York Fashion Week’s piece de resistance.

Honor, Fall 2013. Photo by Yannis Vlamos.

Giovanna Randall serves up a particularly sweet morsel with Honor, during a gloom-laden New York Fashion Week.

Marc by Marc Jacobs, Fall 2013. Photo by Filippo Fior.

Marc by Marc Jacobs gives the week the shake-up it needed with a much appreciated bolt of fun, light-hearted energy.


For Fall, Patrik Ervell gave us equal measures of his Swedish and Californian self. In design parlance, it means he feels most at home designing outerwear, and he surely gave his gents some thrilling offers.


Espionage inspiration is kind of a funny one. For a career that wants you to blend in, fashion designers who use the spy world as inspiration sure make it difficult.


Having models slowly but deliberately make their way around and around to show off Lucio Castro’s primary color fueled collection.

Photo by John Aquino, WWD.

It’s hard to pinpoint the best words to describe the collection. It had touches of athletic wear, mixes of downtown cool, and even an almost Amish accessory.


Alexandre Herchcovitch takes us on a walk through his maternal, cosmic garden, but sidesteps his own innovation with an unfortunate taste for color.


Pulling inspiration from the cave drawings at Chauvet, Rochambeau’s ready-to-wear men’s fall 2013 collection melds cave drawings with utilitarian style.


Louise Goldin wows the New York Fashion Week crowd, on this her sophomore showing on the other side of the pond.