New York Fashion Week: Embellishment reigns supreme at Rodarte, Narciso Rodriguez, Jenny Packham and Tory Burch for Fall 2013

Rodarte Fall 2013

Rodarte Fall 2013

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New York Fashion Week is full of sparkling moments, and any magpie worth her shiny nest knows how to spot them. Take Tory Burch’s Fall 2013 show, held in one of the opulent salons at The Pierre Hotel. Crystal chandeliers, gilded sconces and the plushest of carpets made for a very luxe start to the day. Over at J. Crew, Julianne Moore, looking oh-so-radiant sans makeup and sporting an effortlessly cool topknot, seemed to leave a trail of stardust as she glided through the room. The star power continued over at Dennis Basso’s 30th anniversary show with a double dose of Joan (Rivers and Collins). And judging by the rest of the well-heeled attendees, the 3F’s–furs, fine jewels and facelifts–were out in full force to celebrate this luxury brand’s milestone. At Rodarte, swirls of kaleidoscopic colour updated the go-to summer staple–the maxi dress–but it was the illuminated set, inspired by the Santa Cruz boardwalk, where the Mulleavy sisters grew up, that shone like a beacon when the lights went down. Want to turn up the flash factor in your closet? Fall 2013’s runway collections are filled with glittering looks and decorative details. Here are 5 fresh ways to wear embellishment:

1. The Uptown Girl: Tory Burch’s subtly embellished silk top and beaded wool skirt are the perfect pieces for tripping the light fantastic on the Upper East Side. Think luxury lite. [PHOTO]

2. The Glam Rocker: Diesel Black Gold’s studded biker jacket–Paired with a matching mini dress, it says beautiful bad ass; worn with your favourite pair of jeans it becomes a weekend staple. [PHOTO]

3. The Red Carpet Regular: Naeem Khan’s metallic long-sleeve gown–Silver floral appliqués on a floor-grazing sheer dress can only mean one thing: flashbulb frenzy. [PHOTO]

4. The It Girl: Narciso Rodriguez’s chicer-than-chic beaded LBD begs for a night on the town. From the impeccable jet beading to its simple silhouette, this piece is worth the investment. Buy now, wear forever. [PHOTO]

5. The Ingenue: Jenny Packham’s ethereal gown looks like it could have been pulled from a Victorian Era hope chest. And that glittering neckline? To-die-for. [PHOTO]

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