Nolcha Fashion Week Menswear: Richard Smith Pret a Porter SS2013
Friday, October 12, 2012 — Classic, sleek, crisp, poise, prestige. Those are just a few of the words that came to mind when viewing the amazing collection from Richard Smith. Each suit that came down the walkway was more beautiful than the last. I would describe this collection as classic with a twist. The patterns and stripes were fresh and sharp. The opening look was a grey suit with red and white pinstripes. It was phenomenal. The pop of pink from the button down and the red tie took an ordinary suit and really accentuated the red and pink detail. Another favorite was the dark grey suit with green pinstripes. I love the pale green shade of the button down and tie. The color added the perfect touch to the outfit without being over the top.
What I truly love about this collection is that I can see any man wearing these looks. And that outlook is exactly what the designer was trying to accomplish. All of the models that walked in the show are not actually models. They are some of New York’s most successful business men. Richard Smith knew what he was doing when he created the Spring Summer 2013. Not only did he have an eye for colors and patterns, he knew exactly who he was designing for- business men of all types and ages.
Written By MaryElizabeth Styka: Mary is a DOH intern and currently enrolled at LIM College where she studies Marketing. Her love of fashion developed when she was quite young. She could be found altering and creating new outfits from old dance costumes and her mother’s old dresses. She loves to read, blog, and scour magazines. She hopes to one day work in fashion advertising. For more fashion musings, follow her at TheLittleRamblings.blogspot.com.