"Fluidity. Translucent. Power. Lightness. Water's elements are captured and transformed," designer Charlotte Ronson said was her inspiration for her Spring 2013 collection ahead of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, which was shown on Friday at the wall-to-wall and celebrity-packed stage.
With fishnet overlays and leather shells both in black strewn throughout, colors ranged from sea greens, ocean blues, lemonade and mint with a half-sporty, half-girly aesthetic. Aside from the nipple-flashing fishnet, much of the collection was completely sheer in panel button downs while other cap-sleeved rompers and tees were more demure with sheer shoulder panels. Some of the skirts even had sheer panels while other skirts and dresses were embroidered in aquamarine chain links almost resembling the scales of a fish. The biggest standout piece was the see-through plastic athletic jackets in neon hues like blue, seafoam green and bright pink. For Ronson -- and much to my own dismay -- the retro bralette is back again for a second run for Spring 2013, after making an entrance last Spring at Miu Miu and others. Aside from the bralette, Ronson showed a lot of skin from peek-a-boo cut outs to bare panels to complete midriff-baring crop tops and mini skirts.
Beginning with a muted pale yellow, which Ronson said was attributed to the reflection of the sun upon the ocean, the collection transformed to the ocean blues with some seemingly out-of-place colorblock dresses crammed in to the greens with lace and fishnet to the compltely coral finale, all her while her DJ sister Samantha Ronson spun on deck.
Ronson got props from the star-studded front row, namely Paris Hilton who returned to Fashion Week for this season. "Loved CharlotteRonson's runway show! So impressed with her new collection!" the socialite tweeted after the show. Kimora Lee Simmons along with ex-husband Russell Simmons sat in the front row with their three daughters across from Hilton, AnnaSophia Robb, Cory Kennedy, Ali Wise and Rachel Zoe. Tinsley Mortimer and iconic stylist Robert Verdi were also front row fixtures.