NYFW Spring 2013: Calvin Klein Collection, Nanette Lepore & Vera Wang.

In ways, it was classic Calvin Klein.  But then reading somewhere that 'the Clueless dress ain't got nothing on this' made it clear that this was actually Calvin all grown-up.  I can't imagine what kind of challenge it is to continually come up with collections that are so similar but so different...I mean, Calvin Klein is one of the oldest American labels out there for all intents and purposes and one that has one of the strictest brand identities I know.  Black.  White.  Angular.  No embellishment.  Sporty.  Not too sporty.  Mission accomplished.

Awwww, Nanette Lepore...silly amounts of sweet, almost as much cool and impressive use of 'just enough' color and sheer fabric.  It's about being a lady while also being a woman and I love that.  For me, the shoes were questionable but they somehow worked.  Just not on my feet.  I'll take the dresses.

I'm not entirely sure what to say about Vera Wang's Spring 2013 collection.  It could just be that I've been talking about the New York shows for what seems like ages now and I've run out of steam on them but it's also because I'm a bit torn.  It was a beautiful show.  Her shapes, textures and, augh, everything was gorgeous.  Everything I would wear in a heartbeat.  There was some kind of deconstructed glamour about all the looks that really gets me going.  It felt like Vera but it also felt a little like Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen at times too.  I'll still take it though...and I want a pair of those f**king shoes too.

(All images c/o Style.com)