For the Fashion World, Spring 2013 Has Arrived

Though the official kickoff comes on Thursday, with more than 300 designers presenting their spring 2013 collections at Lincoln Center, Milk Studios and other spaces around town, New York Fashion Week has already begun in the minds of the designers, journalists, buyers and followers.

Visit the Fashion and Style section of The New York Times daily for continual fashion week coverage, on and off the runways.

Here’s what to expect from our reporters and editors.

• Daily runway, scene and party slide shows.
• Videos.
• Cathy Horyn’s On the Runway posts.
• Eric Wilson’s Fast Fashion reports.
• Ruth La Ferla’s Trendspotting reports.
• Guy Trebay’s posts.
• Scene roundup posts from Bee-Shyuan Chang.
• Bill Cunningham’s features.
• Intersection: Where Culture Meets Style videos.
• The Moment blog from T: The New York Times Style Magazine.
• Model-Morphosis interactives, The Daily Shoe and more, from T.

Here’s a preview of what’s in store on the runways this week.

Top 10 Fashion Influencers of 2012

2012 has been quite the year. We’ve waited for Carly Rae Jepsen’s phone to ring since what feels like forever, we developed major girl crushes on Girls director/writer, Lena Dunham, and we felt like we’d never be as cool as Azealia Banks. Jepsen, Banks and Dunham may have rocked our worlds this year, but in the world of fashion, important things that have gone down too. There have been soaring highs, crashing lows, and shocking changes for celebrities, designers and even journalists.

Designer shifts at Balenciaga and Dior that are just a sampling of what seems like an endless list of fashion shakeups that went down over the past 12 months including Stefano Pilati and Hedi Slimane at Yves Saint Laurent, YSL becoming simple Saint Laurent Paris and more. And speaking of shakeups, Kristen Stewart’s rise from a teen queen to a heartbreaking fragrance face has been epic to say the least. So let’s look back, reflect, and count down together the events that made 2012 so real.

By Fashion Magazine

Prada Spring 2013 Ad Campaign

It’s been a couple of months since we first feasted on Prada’s Spring 2013 collection, but any weariness of those toe sock/thong shoes has all been washed away with the just-released spring campaign.

Simply put, Prada’s Spring 2013 collection was a whole lotta Japan-meets-sixties look, and it seems that streamlined styling was the name of the game for the Steven Meisel-shot advertising images. The modeling A-list amongst its stars includeRaquel ZimmermanSaskia de BrauwEva HerzigovaSasha Pivovarova, who all pose against stark grey backgrounds in furry coats, hot pants, daisy sunglasses and more. The flatform heels with the toe socks make a re-appearance but have been styled in a way that we know when Fall 2013 street style photos come pouring in, these shoes have the potential to shot day after day.

“There is nothing girly or ostentatious about these blooms or these women, whose poses reflect their confident individuality,” said Prada headquarters in today’s press release.

From a one of the more subdued Prada collections (think: pale pink structured silks and a whole lot of black), Miuccia has out-Miuccia’d herself and made this campaign more powerful than the trippy geometric images from Fall 2012. If this is “Prada’s new woman” we can’t wait to see what’s in store for Fall 2013.

by Fashion Magazine