Talk of the Tents

New York Fashion Week photos, live blogging, runway highlights and celebrities.

Candela: A little bit woodsy, a little bit Victorian, huh?

A deer-print knit vest with fox fur collar

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Candela designer Gabriela Perezutti said she was inspired by her father’s rustic poncho, romance and always Victorian elements. The result? Her 15-look presentation was a study in opposites.

A deer print knit vest with fox fur collar and cropped denim jacket was worn with a lace and chiffon pencil skirt. A chunky oversized knit cardigan was a topper for a delicate, lingerie-like, blush ruffled...

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BCBG MAXAZRIA: Sophisticated gypsy

Oh, the choices in store for  BCBGMAXAZRIA gals next fall as Max and Lubov Azria drew inspiration from their travels to Istanbul and combined this with an eclectic gypsy flair  — so lovely, appealing and . . . wearable. Pile it on as shown on the runway — tunics and shifts over loose pants topped by sweaters and perhaps a patterned long fur vest — or, wilder still, a black tulle gown over...

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Tadashi Shoji bows to Russian royalty

The Tadashi Shoji Fall 2013 collection on the

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Oh how prescient, with a major snowstorm on the horizon, that Tadashi Shoji opened his show at the tents on Thursday with a blizzard of snow projected on the runway. 

But Shoji was referencing those tough Russian winters and his muse was Russian royalty in this luxe, elegant show that seemed full of fresh ideas while still conjuring the Russian Empire. 

Of note, long...

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Proenza Schouler: Haute, haunted and red hot

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez started off their

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The Proenza Schouler boyz sure can pick ‘em — the location for their fashion show, held Wednesday night at a dilapidated, abandoned building near Wall Street, seemed right out of a movie. A horror movie, or slasher pic — let’s just be clear. The crumbling walls, dim interior and rusted, wrought-iron rails gave an edgy, urban and dangerous feel to the proceedings from the start. And we hadn’t even...

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Anna Sui's punk gals rock out

The Anna Sui girl of seasons past —

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The Anna Sui girl of seasons past — dressed in sweet and perky-print babydolls and prairie skirts — has got a bit of a ‘tude this season. Punk rock comes into play in a big way for this collection, from head (pink and turquoise hair) to toe (ripped fishnet stockings). Of course, this is Sui . . . so what could be dark or harsh is still playful and light.

Her standard print-mixing is there...

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Reed Krakoff gets racy

Most of those hems on the sheer pieces

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Reed Krakoff may have felt a little more pressure than usual, what with this being his first runway show since winning the CFDA’s coveted accessory designer of the year award in June. It’s fair to say he has a way with handbags — just ask any of the women with the unsightly drool stains standing outside his shop.  But the man who helped revive Coach — and who started his own eponymous brand...

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Tommy Hilfiger's boardwalk empire

A model walks the runway during the Tommy

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The man sure can pick ‘em — any other night for an alfresco fashion show would’ve been hot and sticky, but the humidity finally broke on Sunday, just hours before Tommy Hilfiger transformed a section of the historic High Line into his own beachy boardwalk, complete with cabana and scores of lanterns hanging from above, swaying in the breeze.

With a nautical journey in mind, Hilfiger stuck...

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Carmen Marc Valvo: Elegant ladies turned samurai warriors

Designer Carmen Marc Valvo's Spring 2013 line has

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Alec Baldwin’s new bride, Hilaria, may be new to the Carmen Marc Valvo brand, but she’s hip to the designer’s reputation. “The man knows how to dress a woman,” she said, sitting front row at Valvo’s show Sunday night.

There’s no question that’s what keeps his clients coming back, whether it’s members of the Upper East Side social set or celebs like Vanessa Williams (who was also in the audience). ...

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Skaist Taylor: Bad girls lookin' good

At the Skaist-Taylor Spring 2013 presentation at Mercedes-Benz

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For the design duo behind Skaist Taylor, it starts with the music. These ‘70s-sprung SoCal gals — Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash Taylor, who previously founded the Juicy Couture label — seem to have melodies pulsing through their veins as much as fashion sense. So it’s no surprise that their free-spirited collection started with a musical moment:  The Troubadour club, 1972, a post-hippy pre-disco...

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Derek Lam: Sheen scene

At the Derek Lam Spring 2013 show, the

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The gentle sheen of woven cellophane.  Bright, geometric-print lace and macramé.  And good ol' madras plaid. All three got equal time in Derek Lam’s spring collection, shown in a downtown warehouse near the Hudson River on Sunday.

The madras came out first, in super-wearable dresses and separates, some in contrasting muted shades (black, fatigue green and sun yellow) that looked...

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