Day 5 – BAYFashion at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week NY S/S 2013

BAYFashion at NYC Fashion Week S/S 2013 Day 5

by Jenna Ghosheh Sarah Silva

BAYFashion attended six shows on day five, September 10th, of the festivities: Norisol Ferrari, Joy Cioci, Carlos Miele, Farah Angsara, Reem Acra, and Joanna Mastroianni.


Norisol Ferrari: “Think the curves of Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, and Rita Moreno. All strong, confident women who command attention, desire, and respect.” -Norisol Ferrari (describing her collection)

All items in this collection fit women’s curves. The color scheme stayed with black, white, and nudes, all neutrals. It’s interesting to note that all hemlines fell at the knee or longer, much different from other shows this week. That length also creates the waisted look, accentuating curves. Beautifully done.

Joy Cioci: Joy Cioci’s spring-summer collection took a cue from the pop 1920’s look of Boardwalk Empire, a little touch of ocean, and bright, milky pastels reminiscent of a Tim Burton flick. Highlights were the dropped waists, lace hair caps, and the shell-embellished “Donna” dress. Joy Cioci is a perfect step-forward into the past for a fresh take on the retro beach look.

Carlos Miele: Carlos Miele’s collection was, once again, all about flowing, silky forms–this time around he chose to expertly mix multi-directional mixed animal prints with colors of the wild. The juxtaposition between the wilderness and femininity of canary yellow and jungle green zebra, giraffe, and tiger prints presented a look that was completely classic, yet completely appropriate for the season.

Farah Angsara: Farah Angsana this season was all about the silk gowns. Her take was decidedly princess-like with faded pastel blue and demure yellows. She created a look that was not too far off of the classic Disney princess, Cinderella.

Reem Acra: The collection was inspired by Aaron Young’s motorcycle works. Reem Acra pairs feminine details, like her signature use of embellishment, to create a strong voice and empower the female figure. Look for laser cutouts, shine, green, and blue.

Joanna Mastroianni: Joanna Mastroianni’s collection had a distinctive garden theme. Every piece reflected all aspects of the garden, like soil, trees, flowers, and lattice, with the addition of a garden goddess. The collection consisted of mostly dresses, with a few tunics and pants.