NYFW Fall 2013: Day Five Wrap-Up

The fifth day of NYFW was a wet one, but that didn't slow things down. Here's what went on despite the rain, sleet and slush:

"Betsey Johnson's much-anticipated return to the runway did not disappoint. She debuted her "BJ Kicks A" collection of activewear, appropriately enough, with an aerobics class conducted right on the runway! Models lifted champagne bottles in lieu of hand weights, used Betsey-branded resistance bands and—of course—the designer wrapped things up with one of her famous cartwheels. I didn't spy a single unsmiling face in the audience." - Elana Fishman, Digital Fashion News Editor

"I waited for forty-five minutes in that weird mist weather (where no one carries an umbrella, but you somehow still feel damp after four minutes or so) to get into Wes Gordon's presentation. Very worth it though. Once inside there were crazy metallic jewel-tone cloaks and ball skirts, and custom Manolo Blahnik footwear, as always. This time those shoes were tasseled stiletto sandals (fushia, black) and red velvet ankle boots. I think I need both versions."-Natalie Matthews, Digital Fashion Writer

"Most runways have been wet because of the weather. As mentioned yesterday, my heart goes out to those who are conscripted to clean up the slush for the models. But today at Phillip Lim, the water was part of the vibe. Runway attendants kept things slick, watering cans in hand. Had to chuckle at the role reversal." - John Jannuzzi, Digital Editor

"The scene at Mark McNairy was a refreshing break from the usual Fashion Week fare; it was very casual, with more guys in attendance (many of whom were dressed better than me) than girls and free Heineken for all! During the show, two of the models wore funny ski masks with gaping mouth prints. I giggled like an eight year old at both." - Alison Syrett Cleary, Digital Writer

 

photo: a model at Phillip Lim via @luckymagazine on Instagram