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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

Chloé, Zac Posen, Rodarte, Nicolas Kirkwood, Christian Louboutin, Stilettos, Heels, ShoesIt doesn’t take a leap of faith to fall in love with these shoes, but one may need a confident stride. Young Brit Nicolas Kirkwood has been cobbling wonders for the likes of Chloé, Zac Posen, and the sisters Rodarte since 2005. Look out Louboutin, Kirkwood is about to walk all over you…

NEO-Romantic, Vogue Italia, Emma Summerton, Imogen Morris Clarke, Abbey-Lee Kershaw, Gemma Arterton, Rodarte, Chanel, Roberto Cavalli, Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, Nina RicciEmma Summerton takes us on a delightful fashion romp in Vogue Italia‘s “NEO-romatic” with the likes of Rodarte, Chanel, Roberto Cavalli, Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, and Nina Ricci (just to name a few). Her attention to detail and ability to showcase both wardrobe and accessories at at their best is what I find sets her work apart. The blue and gold color palette here is exquisite and the compositions are paired down to perfection. She has also achieved a masterful balance of pattern and texture. Emma is currently working on a book of unpublished self-portraits, which I eagerly await and her video work starring Gemma Arterton is terrific: