The New York Fashion Week is all wrapped up and it’s time to analyze the key trends that emerged during the event. If showings at the NYFW are to be believed, one of the highlights for the Spring 2013 season is going to be the halter neckline. The cutaway high neck silhouette is inspired by swimwear and presents an activewear aesthetic. The neckline was seen in a number of variations including draped cowl, cross-front, exposed zippers, strap ties, reverse racer-back shapes, high-necks and jewel-lined styles. The neckline was used to perfection by designers to provide a series of skin-baring options for the seasons. Halters were also used to update traditional pieces.
The change of collar line were used to perfection in Proenza Schouler’s line who presented lean and streamlined photo-print ensembles that were assembled using exotic skins in collaged squares to display a distinct and stately boxy aesthetic. The designer duo also focused on the shoulders via a contrasting black collar on the extra high-neck halter made using brilliant colors boasted by strips of photo-print.
The vibrancy of the knee-length dresses in Proenza Schouler’s collection were contrasted by the glow-in-the-dark colorless assortment presented by Alexander Wang who also used the halter cut on his sexy dresses albeit with a futuristic edge. Using crossover techniques, Wang created a cutout illusion via a jewel collar style on his Spring ’13 line.
A mashup was the theme of Richard Chai Love who presented athletic crop tops with halter necks in his S/S 2013 line. Inspired by bikinis, the floral and mesh aesthetic of Love’s collection was highlighted via contrasting materials and deep-cut sports-derived shapes.
Via: Lady Lux