Thanks to the Yuna Yang Spring/Summer 2013 presentation that wasn’t actually a presentation but a runway show, I was able to visit the NASDAQ MarketSite building in Times Square, a hotspot for tourists. Also thanks to Yuna Yang, I now know what Civil Twilight is. Sadly, Civil Twilight is not a world in which vampires and werewolves get along harmoniously. They’re an indie band that served as the inspiration for Yang’s collection. Apparently, she likes them that much. Me? I would’ve probably liked them a lot if I was still in college during my indie music-only phase. Otherwise, I had a really hard time trying to figure out what the collection was about since I wasn’t really aware of who or what Civil Twilight was.
All I know from what I’ve seen is that it’s a very feminine collection with a lot of French chantelle lace, chiffon, ruffles, Japanese polka dots and looks with an Edwardian edge. The looks were very wearable, especially for girly girls looking to do the suit this coming Spring season. On an interesting note, the show opened with a video of a model who seemed to be waking up with a hangover in an unknown apartment. Rather than reach out to someone, she headed straight for the closet and started stealing clothes and stuffing them into a suitcase. After she walked out, the show started making it seem like all of the clothing was stolen for the purpose of putting on the show. Right now, there’s probably one woman out there in NYC who is missing half her closet and probably very angry.
Anyway, aside from the inspiration cited, I found the Yuna Yang Spring 2013 Collection to be very pretty and girly. Although I’m not the girliest of girls or a fan of white on clothing, I found myself really liking the white embroidered dot dresses — especially the one with the collar.
My photos came out really crappy because the lighting inside the NASDAQ MarketSite isn’t ideal for a fashion show, and the standing room was so cramped. Also, my camera battery died on me. Here’s what I managed to take:
I’ll be sure to post any hi-res images if they get released. Meanwhile, to learn more about Yuna Yang or to view her previous collections, head to her official site here.