This past New York Fashion Week, our local favorites Samantha Pleet, Suzanne Rae and Timo Weiland debuted their Spring/Summer 2013 collections, which showcased three radically different brands devoted to the delicate but powerful woman.
Samantha Pleet, ever-faithful to her bohemian style, created a whimsical and elegant collection in neutral colors and shades of pink and beige. Her vintage inspired floral and geometric patterns made her long silhouettes graceful and romantic. She also designed this season with more masculine pieces like shorts and relaxed pants giving a safari note to her collection.
Initially inspired by the experimental photographer Francesca Woodman, Suzanne Rae's collection is an ode to a confident and minimalist woman mostly inspired by the early 1990s. Her pieces, made in lightweight fabrics, manage to be both structural and feminine thanks to fine polka dots, sexy cut-out and lace.
Timo Weiland's spring/summer collection took its elegant hip-hop inspiration from the latest Keith Haring retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. These creations are an enthusiastic contrast between tailored and relaxed silhouettes, classic and abstract patterns or even sheer and opaque fabrics. Packed with deconstructed patterns—like the classic pied de poule—the collection offers a graffiti edge and makes homage to Keith Haring's bold, urban creativity.