#TREND: ROCK STEADY
The runways are starting to look like a live gig--and we love it.
There aren't many things that everyone in the NYLON office can agree on. The Beatles vs. the Rolling Stones? Flats vs. heels? Faux vs. real fur? There's serious debate over them all. But if you were to come up with one thing that we all agree on, it's that we love a little bit of rock'n'roll in our wardrobes.
This story was published on February 13, 2013.
And lucky for, well, the entire office, it's back in a big way for fall '13. The Tuesday runway shows were a veritable pu pu platter of music-inspired gear (or, at the very least, clothing we want to pack for SXSW).
At Diesel Black Gold, we had the hard-rocking chick who is always in black, always in leather, and always decked out in lots of studs. Here's how it was different: it was studs upon studs, with different colors, sizes, and textures elevating it from your average gutter punk gear.
Rodarte, meanwhile, went for a Grateful Dead vibe: tie-dye maxi dresses and messy eye-makeup. There was just enough edge there, though; beside the barbed wire hair pieces, we also spotted models in perfectly-distressed (and beautifully dyed) leather motorcycle jackets.
If you fall somewhere between the two, check out 3.1 Phillip Lim, Kaelen, or Jonathan Simkhai, who all showed dive bar-ready looks. At Lim, it was denim covered in patches and open-toe boots (what's more punk than showing what's basically a sandal for a winter collection, right?), while Kaelen softened the look with pastel-hued moto jackets. Jonathan Simkhai's leather-capped model looked like she belonged to some mod gang.
The only thing missing? A really good playlist--we'll leave the suggestions up to you.
REBECCA WILLA DAVIS