Show Review: Skaist-Taylor Fall 2013


It looks like Betty Adewole might be the model of Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week! The beauty poses in looks for Skaist-Taylor’s latest collection donning a curly wig. Design duo Gela Nash-Taylor and Pamela Skaist-Levy present functional designs for the season that touch on a number of trends that we have already witnessed from Pre-Fall 2013 offerings: military-inspired getups, Fall’s signature knits, loads of leather, and rocker chic creations. There doesn’t seem to be a cohesive theme from look to look, but it’s clear that the focus is on wearability and wardrobe-building: perfect for loyal fans of the burgeoning brand and those looking to try on the label’s pieces for size for the first time.

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The military inspiration is felt right out of the gate with skirt and short suits that serve as the modern-day woman’s uniform. Over-the-knee buckle and python-detailed boots with pointed-toe silhouettes add a luxurious flair as do two-tone harlequin checker sashes that might act as scarves in real-time when the collection actually hits stores.

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Leather makes an appearance on a chic cape, shorts, and functional skinny pants, all in black. The edgy material isn’t going anywhere ladies so make sure you keep your current wares around for Fall 2013!

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There aren’t a ton of coats shown, but it’s pretty obvious that Skaist and Taylor expect you to have a fur collar on whichever style you do choose to sport for the season. In eye-catching shades of blue and mahogany, the designs are irresistible.

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Bohemian chic maxi dresses have a moment in lurex, cherry red silk, and a butterfly kaleidoscope print.

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The brand is slowly becoming a celeb favorite and I am sure that fans like Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian will find more than a few dresses in the collection to work on the red carpet or for TV appearances.

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Thoughts on Skaist-Taylor’s latest collection?



Faith Cummings is a senior editor and staff writer for Fashion Bomb Daily.

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