|Catwalk Images: Style.com|
The collection had Olivia written all over it, to no-one's surprise- the relaxed American brand makes a regular appearance in her wardrobe. Smilovic merged sportswear (her ode to the 90's) with glossy leather, rich tweed and matte materials for a luxe-urban and contemporary styling. Comfort and practicality were as usual, vital factors in the design, with Amy focusing on layering solutions and slouchy structuring. In fact, she said backstage before the show commenced: "We already have enough cocktail dresses in our closets", hinting that what we would see would function for the everyday city girl. Although there were skirts present, the collection was dominated by trousers and leggings, such as the racing-striped leather pair above- a gift for Olivia's perfect pins perhaps. There was a huge influence on minimalism; a palette cleanse of monochrome, khaki and grey directed the eye to the art of layering. However, Amy did incorporate a rare pop of emerald green and cobalt blue to keep the audience guessing and to accentuate an impossibly modern vibe.
|Block colour and leather make for a modern feel|
Before putting her Fall '13 ideas into action, Amy is said to have posed herself a very significant question: "How do we make clothes that will take our customers from August to February?" Her answer to this was utilitarian genius: detachable hoods featured on an array of shearling-lined moto jackets, quilted vests and baggy, neoprene sweatshirts. Amy's khaki and black jacket is a high-fashion update on the sell-out Zara contrast-sleeve parka that Olivia wore religiously last fall. Olivia favours the military look as a whole, so my guess is that she would be more than happy wearing any of Amy's olive-hued pieces. Olivia is all about embracing a stylish sensibility, as she has demonstrated at this year's blizzard-like NYFW in her extra-fluffy trapper hat, long layers and fur jacket.
|Olivia's Zara Khaki Jacket|
|Amy's update on Olivia's Zara contrast-sleeve parka|
|Olivia layers up at NYFW: LeeOliveir.com|
|Olivia in a cosy, roll-neck cream knit and maxi skirt combo|
|Amy's ribbed roll-neck sweater with bib detail|
|Besotted with blue: Olivia channelling Tibi head-to-toe print|
|Olivia in a colour-popping, orange blazer|
|Amy's cobalt blazer|
|Dogtooth and polished leather toe-capped boots= Olivia all-over|
|Olivia in a Dior peplum bustier similar to Amy Smilovic's below|
|Leather bibs on sweaters are definitely Olivia's calling|