NYFW Day 5 Recap: Carolina Herrera, Tommy Hilfiger, Alice + Olivia and More!
Posted Tuesday September 10, 2013 8:10 AM GMT
With day five of New York Fashion Week under our belt, the end is (sadly) in sight.
But that doesn’t mean the shows slowed down! In fact, our day was filled with runways including Carolina Herrera, Tommy Hilfiger and Alice + Olivia, along with an exclusive interview with “Sex and the City” stylist, Patricia Field. Wondering what you missed? Here’s our day five round up:
We started out backstage at Carolina Herrera, just as the models were getting ready for the runway. In the makeup chairs, it was all about exaggerating the eyes. From false lashes to a bold eyebrow, the look was reminiscent of a modern day Twiggy. Meanwhile, Orlando Pita and his team of hair stylists sculpted and pinned away to create what he called “a modern updo, with a unique twist.” The look actually consisted of two French twists that were wrapped together to create a seam down the middle.
Herrera’s Spring 2014 showcase paraded one patterned piece after another, creating strikingly sophisticated, yet flirty looks for the season ahead. Proving again that her designs are "elegant but not fussy," she updated staple jackets with saturated graphics, which she paired with matching crop tops and shorts.
Next came Tommy Hilfiger, where we got to take a break from the chaos and hit the beach. That’s right — Hilfiger transformed the runway into a boardwalk with sand, surfboards, and lifeguard chairs.
Cutout swimsuits, short skirts, and flirty shorts made waves down the runway in bright tangerine, aqua and red shades. He let loose his sporty side with basketball jerseys and military jackets — all surprisingly perfect cover-ups for a day at the beach.
To complete the collection, models ditched their purses for beach bags and backpacks, and donned lace-less wedge sneakers, which certainty made a big splash.
The day wound down with Alice & Olivia, which entailed lots of lace embellished on cocktail dresses, floor-length gowns and shorts. Tailored jackets came in whites, blacks and creams, and were layered over sheer chiffon collared blouses. Spring sweaters were a hit, along with the crop top trend that’s been ever so present during fashion week.
Makeup was kept simple and sophisticated — think pretty meets preppy. “It’s all about the skin — evening it out to create a flawless appearance,” said Stila makeup artist Sarah Lucero. The look was topped off with playful coral lips and cheeks, along with deep black mascara.
The hair was also kept minimal, either let down behind the ears or completely pulled back, as to avoid taking away from the lust-worthy collection.
Watch the video below for a look at these shows, along with our up-close and personal interview with Patricia Field.