Check out Nu-Mode’s review of the Houghton Fall/Winter 2013 collection. They said it was a “welcome[d] breath of over-the-top accents colors,” and “Houghton is definitely a name to keep an eye on.” Thanks, Nu-Mode!
New York magazine’s The Cut reviewed Houghton Fall/Winter 2013 with excitement about the ladylike trend for fall compete with the collection’s bows and sheer fabrics.
Nylon magazine said our Fall/Winter 2013 lace nail manicure from OPI blew their minds. Check out their kind mani excitement right here.
Trendland says of Houghton Fall/Winter 2013: “Here, Polk delivers what we want, wearable, comfortable, powerful and elegant pieces. Quality, technique and construction being the backbone, design and style the skin. All cocooned in an orb of soul.”
The Fall/Winter 2013 Collection will hit the runway later today and I couldn’t be more excited to share what I’ve been working on.
This season I was inspired by the eccentric yet very chic elder women of the Upper East Side. You know the type of women I mean: in their nineties they’re still out gallivanting around the streets of Manhattan in a style that’s all their own. Their smart and spirited New York way of dressing caught my eye. They’re so chic and confident in their style. I love their completely unique sense of fashion and unexpected combinations like a long fur coat with layers of silk and lace ever so haphazardly peeking out. These ladies always make sure to layer on oversized accessories that could have been bought 50 years ago or just yesterday—everything from bauble necklaces to rich, leather gloves to plastic costume jewelry. These women are effortlessly stylish the way my inspiration, Katharine Hepburn, always was.
For this collection I imagined ladies out for a cocktail at the Carlyle Hotel in the 1980’s and thought about how my friends and I would recreate their style for today. I was drawn to jewel toned leathers and velvets with accents of fuchsia, cobalt blue, and emerald. To showcase the eclectic and glamorous mix of styles and fabrics of the Upper East Side ladies I added details of silver fox and light as air accents of black ostrich feathers. I went hunting for my love of novelty textiles in Paris, so keep your eyes open for laminated lace, unique burnout velvets and waxed twill.
Houghton Bride officially launched on October 14th at The Engagement Party. The Houghton Bride is sexy, stylish, avant garde and fun. The collection is made up of french guipure lace, an array of silks and hand beaded styles constructed into simple and clean silhouettes. With the help of L’Oreal Professional lead stylist, Laura Polko,I created an undone take on the french braid. Laura got creative and wound the braids around the modes heads then pulled out stands. no rubber bands or pins were used! For the Make up, Natalia Ramirez of Enter Pronoun helped me create a look that was a “blank canvas”. we used a nude matt lip and also brushed concealer through the eyebrow, Natalia used some silver/gold shimmer to highlight the cheek bone and around the brow.
To see all the images from the show see below!
Some of our favorite Houghton Girls wearing the Fall Winter Collection around town!
- Jenne Lombardo from The Terminal Presents and MADE for New York Magazine The CUT in the Frey Jacket and Imogen pant from Fall Winter 2012
- Shelby Coleman in the Tati Gown from Fall Winter 2012 at NEW YORKERS FOR CHILDREN 2012 Fall Gala to Benefit Youth in Foster Care
-Eniko Mihalik in The Angie Gown from Fall Winter 2012
- Edita V at the Carine Rotfield Party in the Cheyne Gown from Fall Winter 2012
Here’s a look at the images that Inspired the Houghton Bride Fall Winter 2013 collection.