RALEIGH FALL 2013
Raleigh is working the classics baby, opening up the unofficial pre-day 1 during NYFW this season. A smooth contemporary presentation of 18 looks for the RALEIGH FALL 2013 presentation pushed traditional denim-friendly sportswear into the unconventional. The crafters of the perfect U.S. made denim created an impeccable tailored collection of easy-going separates and heavy outerwear in traditional fabrications such as canvas, wool, and tweeds; delivering us a uni-sexy season of collegiate charm. Super cool deconstructed slim-fitting blazers and inspired workers wear 2 tone canvas jackets were automatic must-haves for the men.
The adorable male models were done up in cool Ivy League layers mixed up of wintery textures of tweeds, windowpane patterns, and cropped vests creating a interesting mix on proportions. As for the ladies, slim-cut blazers in plaid and wool structured peacoats were adjoined with pencil cut pants and pegged tweed trousers which was an immediate FdM fave. The moto jackets in wool and felt layered over casual basics was a savvy twist to the collection giving off a little (swagga) edge- and of course denim was included! The collection featured the Camden and wax jean in slim-cut styles which were an instant refreshment to the updyy prepster trend for fall.
For a collection that has a predominately moody color palette of : monochromatic blues, grey, burgundy, and black; Raleigh was certainly not fearful of sprinkling a little spunk of slight neon red tie-dye details on couple of the blouses and denim garbs. Sarah and Victor Lytvinenko of Raleigh really mastered the technique of manipulating classic silhouettes in textiles and proportions while intertwining light moderne details so delicately. Written by Anthony Pedraza.