Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear
September 05, 2012 New York
Escada has long had a reputation for flashy opulence, but in recent years, the house's design team has worked diligently to move away from clothes you might see during a rerun of Dynasty. The Spring collection was inspired by Miami, and many of these pieces would be right at home in the vibrant, sizzling city. The Escada customer loves color, and the canary-yellow looks here—a tailored tuxedo with a contrasting double lapel, and a one-shouldered, curve-hugging sheath dress—are sure to grab her attention. Other memorable moments included handwoven perforated leather tunics, as well as bright wave-print shift dresses with flattering side insets. While Escada has definitely toned down its penchant for bling lately, the occasional fringed sequin jacket and gold hardware detail subtly hinted at the brand's more extravagant past. On that note, there was nothing understated about the lineup's standout evening gown, a black lace number with a sheer skirt and up-to-there slit.