For spring 2013, several major U.S. designers decided to restrain themselves with minimalist collections. It was a sharp contrast to the often over-the-top designs they are showing for fall in stores now. But that's the thing about fashion: Each season is a new opportunity to showcase something different.
The look: The influential Jacobs went counter to his fall collection of Dr. Seuss-like floppy hats, shiny dresses, embellished skirts and buckled booties with a 1970s mod-inspired, largely black and white collection that by his standards was remarkably restrained. He told Women's Wear Daily the collection was "brutal in its simplicity. That’s our new word for the season.”
Front row favorites: Ricky Martin, Hailee Steinfeld and Rose Byrne were barely in their seats before the show was over as Jacobs showed his collection at breakneck speed. It was over in a brisk 6-1/2 minutes.