September 09, 2013 New York
While they haven't forgotten about the red carpet altogether—if you're going to have an unintentional spokesmodel, Aniston is definitely not a terrible one—the focus on the runway was daywear. The designers were occupied by the idea of clothes as an almost second skin, the armor of an "urban huntress." For instance, a white wrap skirt was paired with a white bra top, its long ends bandaged around the model's waist. An off-the-shoulder sheath in neon red was also strategically bandaged, revealing slivers of skin here and there. And a short white shift was held together at the neckline by a sturdy but not heavy-looking harness. The look was chic but also strong.
On the more daring side, the designers showed a "paratrooper" jumpsuit in both red and white. The style, done in a loose silk sheeting and gathered at the neckline in a halter, looked more like a gown than a onesie. And it worked.
Stylist Kate Young's clean and easy approach to fashion brought the runway up a notch from previous seasons. And it sure didn't hurt that Alessandra Ambrosio opened and closed the show. Her mix of commercial sex appeal and high-fashion prowess is a good look for the brand.