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The runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris have been walked, leaving us breathless and inspired! We were taken on journeys around the world, through time and into altered realities. These are the collections that we will certainly be ready to wear, come fall…

Marchesa took us on a lavish Scottish adventure with glamorous variants on tartans and argyles in colors that awakened the senses.

Temperley London delivered demure offerings with a “funky”, yet elegant mix of floral prints, Byzantine patterns, quilted fabrics and layered draping.

Salvatore Ferragamo‘s inspired leather pieces, dipped in metallic paint, were beyond sensational, as well as a pair of fitted ribbed-knit dresses that appeared to be gilded in gold leaf.

Alberta Ferretti charmed us with her ethereal “metamorphosis of nature and woman”, presenting feather infused frocks and a fabulous parade of textured fabrics.

Iris Van Herpen seduced us with her vacuum-packed alien fashion titled “Biopiracy” and her emerging signature 3-D confections.

Lanvin was all graceful chic with Alber Elbaz’s “Triple X—Xtravagant, Xtreme, and Xperiment” vision. Hats trimmed or lined with marabou cast shadowy drama that enhanced the shimmering fabrics, furs and feathers of his glorious garments.

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DVF, Diane Von Furstenberg, Google, Google Glass, New York Fashion Week

It’s here! Take a look at the much awaited behind-the-scenes film where fashion and technology so beautifully collide on the DVF runway. A great story is captured with this bold collaboration between Diane von Furstenberg and those clever folks at Google, using the new Google Glass. Gaze through the DVF looking glass…

@BeautifulCurio, Twitter, London Fashion Week

Bibhu Mohapatra, Tadashi Shoji, New York Fashion Week, spring 2013 ready-to-wear

Today’s curation begins with a confession: Bibhu Mohapatra‘s collection was so extraordinary, it seemed nothing short of tragic to present only six looks. Kindly pardon the gushing, as you see there are twelve. What inspired Mohapatra’s genius? A Luna Moth he discovered in Cooperstown, New York. The result is a glories series of angular tops, cigarette pants, chiffon skirts and slim-fitting dresses that capture the energy of metamorphosis. A continuous pattern – part butterfly, part shards of glass – materializes in several ways: as bold, colorful print, as metallic embellishment, as angular cutouts, and through the construction of the garments themselves. Mr. Mohapatra is not the only one to have traveled recently. The collection presented by Tadashi Shoji is a journey to three destinations: the breezy coast of California, the caves of Dunhuang in the Gobi Desert, and the ancient Chinese capital of Xi’an. The embroidered sheath dresses, the flowing patchwork print pieces, and pleated ikat-print gowns are respectively inspired by these places. It is a diverse and beautiful collection and certainly covers the range from casual to red carpet. Come spring, there will be some very lucky ladies to find themselves transformed or transported into another world. And on that note, we take our leave for London…

@BeautifulCurio, Twitter, London Fashion Week

Narcisco Rodriguez, Sophie Theallet, Rodarte, spring 2013 ready-to-wear, New York Fashion Week

It is now apparent that there is quite an infusion of sex in the collections this season. Narcisco Rodriguez plunged right in with his provocatively elegant slip dresses made of billowy silks and sheers. He dabbled so eloquently with color combinations of orange with magenta, teal with olive, and black with with white. And not be out classed in the realm of sexuality, Sophie Theallet presented garments that confidently reveal skin – if not in the front, than certainly in the back. Her dragonfly theme was played out by means of sheer organza layering, mimicking iridescent wings, as well as through pattern in her signature bohemian prints. The color palette exuded a richness in souk tones of oranges, pinks, and teals. Finally, we transition from dragonflies to Dungeons and Dragons with Rodarte‘s offerings inspired by “Medieval and fantasy role-playing games”. The collection as a whole could be seen as a seductive armory for warrior-women, sumptuously structured with leather, lace, silk, chains and embroidery. Fashion, after all, can be a battlefield….

@BeautifulCurio, Twitter, New York Fashion Week

spring 2013 ready-to-wear, Thankoon, Jason Wu, La Perla, Helmut Newton, Ohne Titel, New York Fashion Week

At this stage in fashion week, the trends for spring 2013 ready-to-wear are emerging. Color palettes of corals and oranges, along with a generous range of blues are taking relevant positions. Black, white and flesh tones are claiming prominence in collections as well. Sheers and prints are ever present, as noted in Thankoon‘s whimsical bird and botanical themed offerings. Jason Wu outright seduces with his lacy, floral version of sheers in collaboration with La Perla. The Helmut Newton inspired collection is nearly all leather and lace, while remaining positively elegant. An additional trend making its presence known is curvilinear color blocking and bold graphics. The fit-and-flare signature silhouettes of Ohne Titel make this statement along with wide-net mesh and perforated leather in yet another variation on sheers. This curious mind eagerly awaits what else these final two days of New York Fashion Week have in store…

@BeautifulCurio, Twitter, New York Fashion Week

Christian Siriano, Diane Von Furstenberg, DVF, Monique Lhuillier, New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013 RTW, Spring Collections 2013, Google, Glass technology,

With so much to see of New York Fashion Week I feel compelled to say little, apart from LOOK! Although, mention must be made of the DVF and Google collaboration in producing a behind-the-scenes film using Google’s new Glass technology. The film will be released on September 13th, so stay tuned. Meantime, enjoy the beauty of prints, bright color blocks, layered sheer fabric and abundant symmetry and asymmetry.

In the weeks ahead, you can expect a BeautifulCurious curation of noteworthy Spring 2013 RTW collections from the fashion capitals. Today take in the stunning works of Monique LhuillierDiane Von Furstenberg, and Christian Siriano, who are setting the stage for a fantastic week in NYC…

@BeautifulCurio, Twitter, New York Fashion Week