Diesel Black Gold

Looks from the Diesel Black Gold Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
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Riding high off the luxe leopards and leathers of last season and the rich metallic experimentations of the preceding spring/summer collection, Diesel Black Gold went for an extra specific inspiration this Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week. Creative Director Sophia Kokosalaki looked to the Josh Brolin '80s skateboarding flick Thrashin' (often alternately referred to as Skate Gang) as the cultural muse for this, her last collection with Diesel Black Gold. The movie, if you haven't seen it, takes place in '80s L.A. and centers around Brolin's character Corey Webster, his crew "The Ramp LOCALS" who are characterized by their feathered bangs and faded neons, and the run-ins they have with the other resident skate gang "The Daggers" - purveyors of many leathers and denims.

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Katie Holmes and Jeanne Yang at their presentation for Holmes & Yang.
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We were super stoked for Katie Holmes when we heard that Holmes & Yang, the collection that she designs with friend Jeanne Yang, would show at New York Fashion Week for the first time. Well, today was the day, and although the line's presentation was super intimate--only 150 people were permitted into the Box at Lincoln Center--the excitement was palpable in the lobby of fashion week HQ. We were walking backstage just before the presentation let out, and had to wade through a decently sized knot of photographers patiently awaiting the designer. As for the clothes themselves, (because that's what we're all here for, right?), they were prim without being stuff, clean without being sterile. Composed mostly of solid colored separates, Holmes & Yang is a completely wearable, modern line. Our one sadface about the presentation, however? Where was Suri?

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Dresses at the Alice + Olivia Spring 2013 presentation.
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Sparkles, dramatic lines, and colored eyeliner were all in full effect at the Alice + Olivia Spring 2013 presentation at New York Fashion Week yesterday, and all in the best way. Also in present in great quantities were some of our favorite celebs, many of whom we have seen on the red carpet in the brand before. As was the case with Marc Jacobs' show for his namesake line last night, the first thing we thought when we stepped into the presentation yesterday was 'retro.' With dramatic, floor skimming a-line gowns; fluttery chiffon; and short, structured dresses, all straight out of a more modern Mad Men. All cinched waists and classic feminine shapes, the collection was every stars dream, with dresses that would look as incredible on the red carpet as they do in the designer's showroom. While the collection as a whole was quite prim, it was nowhere near being stuffy--the pieces maintained that undeniable sexiness that a perfectly fitted and constructed garment lends to a woman, bringing out the natural curves of her body without overpowering. The collection also avoided the trap of being too cute, while still being, well, cute. There were no little girl frills or ruffles here, and each dress was very clearly made for a woman, and wasn't just a big version of a whimsical princesses look (yuck). The makeup was also a highlight, where models wore thick cat eyes in electric blue, pure white and black of course. We totally want to try our hand at a bright blue cat eye sometime, we just need to figure out the right occasion. This makeup look is also giving us some ideas about what we want to try for the holidays. Gold cat eye, anyone? Yes please.

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Low slung skirts were a departure from higher, cinched waitslines of past seasons.
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While we want to save the trend reporting for later in the week, there is one thing that we just have to mention: Spring 2013 is all about classic, retro shapes. That could be said for every season, as everything old is new again with each collection, there are no new trends, and so on and so forth, but there really is a distinctly time warp vibe to many of the shows that we've been to, and Marc Jacobs was no exception. His show at the armory opened with a look that was without a doubt an ode to Twiggy--a coltish blonde model with her hair pulled back, bangs pushed forward in a faux-bob, wearing an oversize white t-shirt with a black bar design (a la Black Flag) over what appear to be a pair of black bikini underwear. It's pure mod simplicity, playing the casual, so-basic-it's-high-art ease of the t-shirt alongside the bare youth of the model's legs. What followed from there were a series of striped looks that appeared straight out of London or New York in the 1960's: urbane, practical, but not without a distinct sense of fun and adventure. Boxy trench coats and suits that were just a little left of classic dominated the early part of the show in shades of black, nude, slate, with the a pop of leopard print breaking up the uniformity here and there. Models wore the skirts much lower than we've been seeing the past few seasons, with exposed hips peeking between skirts and blazers, which were worn sans shirt underneath. With clean, slim, and straight silhouettes that reminded us of the costumes that Mia Farrow wore as the title character in Roman Polanski's Rosemary's baby, suit jackets were certainly not the sexy menswear inspired looks we've been seeing on red carpets (remember Taylor Swift and Kat Graham at the VMAs?). Skirts ranged from pencil to a-line, but fell below the knees. Where's the whimsey, you ask? A skirt paired with a cropped sweatshirt emblazoned with a black and white screen print of Mickey Mouse reminded us of Azealia Banks' "212" look, and was a reason to smile amid a sea of serious fashion.

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Asher Levine Spring 2013

Looks from the Asher Levine spring 2013 show during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 9.
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Mini MTV Style history lesson: We've been obsessed with designer Asher Levine since we first chatted him up back in 2010. The then-22 year old was already designing outfits for Lady Gaga (HUGE!), and just last year he collabed with Mother Monster's fashion director Nicola Formichetti on a line of tees that sold at his pop-up shop in Soho. Just when we thought it couldn't get any better, spring 2013 fashion week hit, and we found ourselves on yacht (yeah, a YACHT) with Asher himself discussing all the deets behind his latest fashion show—which, lucky for us, would include a live performance by one of our hip-hop faves, Le1f!

Asher Levine Spring 2013

Asher Levine backstage.
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Y-3

Looks from Y-3's Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
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Actually sporty sportswear is having a major moment. And it's only fitting that the adidas x Yohji Yamamoto collaborative Y-3 is celebrating its 10th anniversary at the apex of the trend this New York Fashion Week. In honor of the benchmark year, Yohji went back to an adidas x Y-3 stand-by: the classic triple racing stripe. It's an iconic design element of the adidas streetwear brand that's most commonly seen on their tracksuits and shell-tops as popularized in the '80s by Run-D.M.C., but an anniversary is an opportunity to look back but also show growth, so Yohji takes the triple stripes and reimagines them for modern sportswear. The end result is fresh, athletic, and even a little collegiate.

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Rihanna performing in Jeremy Scott's M16 sunglasses on the VMAs.
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What began as a typical performance flourish quickly turned into big time fashion drama when Rihanna took to the stage at the 2012 VMAs wearing a one of a kind sample of Jeremy Scott's Spring/Summer 2013 M16 sunglasses, but left without them, having tossed them into the crowd. The designer, who is showing his collection, inspired by the middle east and called "Arab Spring," at New York Fashion Week this Wednesday, took to twitter, confirming that "YES THOSE WERE [his] 24K GOLD M16 SHADES THAT RIHANNA WORE TO OPEN THE VMAs," and then imploring fans for their return by saying, " IF UR DA1 WHO CAUGHT EM PLZ GIVE EM BACK !"

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Models strutted their stuff in Google's futuristic glasses at NYFW.
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The future is nearly here, and we got to take a glimpse into it at Diane Von Furstenberg's Spring 2013 show at New York Fashion Week today. Google has been slowly but surely giving us more information on their mysterious Project Glass for a while now, but there are many questions left unanswered, and for a lot of people who aren't diehard tech junkies, this might be their first look at the project within a larger context. First, a little more info: Google Glass is a device that's worn much like a pair of glasses, and might one day even be able to be worn attached to a pair of prescription shades or sunnies, that functions much like an iPhone or digital camera but is totally hands free. At the end of her runway show today, DVF herself was wearing the device, and could be seen mouthing "I'm filming you" to the lovely people in the front row (which included Sarah Jessica Parker and Bravo's Andy Cohen) as she took her bow accompanied by Google co-founder Sergey Brin. Honestly, though, we're not entirely sure how the glass works, and neither, it seems, are fans of both the glass and DVF, who, when the designer posted photos taken with it to her Google+ page, kept asking about the user interface. Do you talk to it, like Apple's Siri? CAN IT READ YOUR MIND? What we do know is that it takes pretty great photos, and the designer and her staff have been using both the photo and video functions to record on the runway and off, to be released as a short film on Thursday September 13th. Check out more photos seen "thruglass" as DVF's hashtag so poetically puts it, after the jump.

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Nasty Gal

We chatted with Sophia Amoruso at Nasty Gal's Fashion Week party.
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It's no secret that we LOVE Nasty Gal here at MTV Style. From off-kilter back-to-school buys to early trend trys the Cali-based online retailer is a definite go-to around these parts. You can imagine, then, how ECSTATIC we were to be invited to the burgeoning brand's New York Fashion Week party - a celebration for both the Nasty Gal debut collection AND the launch of their print magazine Super Nasty! We EVEN got to chat with founder Sophia Amoruso (our collective idol and girl crush) about all the exciting news. #DEAD

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Alexander Wang

Cut-out looks from Alexander Wang's Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
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Alexander Wang is a notorious boundary-pusher in fashion and consumate showman. Remember his last New York Fashion Week presentation? Not only did he have top models like Gisele Bündchen and one-time House of Style host Shalom Harlow closing out the show, but he also showcased a new collection of clothes that dared to take materials to places they don't often go (i.e. leather bubble vests, mesh turtlenecks that extend up to the nose, etc.). You'd think there was no way to top a show as shockingly austere or as entertaining. And then you watch this Spring 2013 showing. WOW.

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