FALL 2013 READY-TO-WEAR Sonia Rykiel / Sonia Rykiel’s new artistic director Geraldo da Conceicao was appointed last year, and today marked his first official showing for the Parisian line. Having worked behind the scenes at a number of prestigious houses, including Miu Miu, Yves Saint Laurent, and Louis Vuitton, the Canadian designer brings with him some pretty major credentials. Given that so many labels are taking a long hard look at what it is that defines them.
FALL 2013 READY-TO-WEAR Maiyet / It's one of fashion's most enduring mysteries how designers land upon something en masse. Backstage, Maiyet founder Kristy Caylor and designer Gabriella Zanzani were thinking far-flung, talking about a spiritual trip to the Himalayas. But like so many others this season, Zanzani produced jackets and parkas with bold, rounded shoulders and voluminous sleeves. That synergy will work in this still-young label's favor as it develops its retail network.