May 28, 2013 New York
Highlights included pretty blouses and pencil skirts adorned with feminine ruffles, as well as a pin-tucked day dress that looked like it could have been cut from delicate organza but was in fact an ultra-gauzy knit. In the eveningwear category, slim tuxedos (some decorated with the house's signature gold-bullion embroidery at the wrists) and an off-the-shoulder number with floating seams looked fresh. The biggest standouts were the cropped jackets done in perforated, laser-cut, or basket-woven leather. Escada's committed customer is reportedly responding to more detailed pieces like those lately, so Wingate and co. ought to keep them coming.