Attending my 2nd CZAR by Cesar Galindo was such a joy,other than it being held at 9am. Us fashion people don’t like mornings very much, well at least this one doesn’t. But, getting up at 7:00am to be at Lincoln Center at 8:30am although a task because it was starting to heavily snow, it was definitely well worth it.
Galindo’s Fall 2013 collection was true to his form, using textures that are eye catching and crafting sleek clean lined silhouettes. The focus of his collection leaned towards the trendy working woman. Giving the collection a pop of sex appeal instead of the ultra conformant conservative suites many women gravitate towards for the office. Cesar allowed for these particular looks to feel appropriately comfortable and sophisticated all in one. For those looks that were less corporate chic and more girl about town, “Uptown Girl” will definitely not be playing in these customer’s heads; I’m thinking more along the lines of “Native New Yorker”, just for fun!
Fur collars, leather arm-warmers, and punches of sequins brightened up this collection making it more youthful than matronly. The entire collection had a hint of 1980’s glamor trickling throughout. Short full skirts, over-sized off the shoulder sweaters (some all sequined), and elevated fur vests mostly paired with leggings made an appearance. Flowing sleek jersey maxi dresses also made an appearance. The hair was sleekly pulled off the face, dusted with bright colors of blue and purple in a horizontal sea-like tiger stripe pattern on the side of the head. It was interesting and different; made the collection more playful.
Tons of light and deep gray tones were used in Casar’s collection which complimented the reds, browns, purples, and peacock blues used to illuminate the frocks, very well and tastefully. In my opinion, this collection would be labelled as one that is very chic, that most women would find extremely easy and comfortable to wear; at times something difficult to pair together in a full collection.