Josie Natori Fall/Winter 2013 Show

Josie Natori presented her Fall/Winter 2013 Ready-to-Wear collection yesterday during NY Fashion Week. And what a great way to celebrate a Wednesday afternoon! The clothes were elegant, chic, slick, intricate, and wearable! Yet again, the show was a success. Similar to previous years, the show was more of a presentation than a runway show, which enabled viewers to really examine the details of all the clothing, as they were truly pieces of art.

Invitiation.

Invitation.

The looks of the models were pulled from the 1920’s era with marcel wave hair and pursed red lips. The models were more fragile china dolls than mannequins. A very unique and deliberate look, the whole model ensemble nicely displayed the drama and complex look of the clothes. The clothes were made of the finest materials — merino wool, fur, silk, cotton, Dehair Angora, lace. And of course, there was lots of very intricate and beautiful embroidery splattered throughout the collection.

Blue and magenta pieces were the start of the collection.

Blue and magenta.

Steve Sadove and Josie Natori

Josie with Steve Sadove, CEO of Saks.

back

Beautiful back! The draping, the details, the DRAMA.

Hair and make-up were done by Shiseido, and the looks were styled by Annabel Tollman.

pants

My favorite piece of the collection. Exquisite, detailed, different, and oh so beautiful.

belt

Obi belt with embroidery

pot of gold

Pot of gold! Love the shape! Love the gold! How elegant!

v

High drama. Low v-neck, 20s hair, big earrings, and the gold backdrop.

pants

Can I get these pants in every color please? LOVE. (Would they look ok with black converse??? For reals…)

the crowd

The crowd.

lace

See through lace pants! Better go to the gym ASAP if I want to wear these next winter!

green

Green leather, pink silk, black fur. Mixture of materials, textures, and color.

CNN

CNN Asia is doing an extended feature on Natori.  The venue was packed with press!

line up

The line up.

whole look

The whole feel.

maroon

I loved this maroon jacket. Simple shape with intricate and fine details!

viewer

Julie, one of the Natori brand managers.  I love her style and look. Is it okay to replicate?

gold

Loved the gold backdrop. Handmade, assembled, and beautifully laid out. Would love this in our apartment…

my man

The younger Natori generation.

The collection was inspired by 1930s Chinoiserie. Very deep, dark, and dramatic! I am excited to get some of these items for next year — the various pants (embroidered ones and cut out lace) are definites! What are your favorites? And of course, a big HOORAY to my talented and beautiful mother-in-law!  And Happy Valentine’s Day!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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  1. Like stepping out of the set of “Mad men”! The “golden snake” (happy new year of snake!) pants are exquisite but — sorry Yaelita — black and gold are essential… What’s “a converse”?

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