Monday, February 17, 2014

NYFW F/W 2014 Part One

New York fashion week wrapped up last week, and despite the polar vortex with the cold and snowy weather that did not stop anyone. 
Which it did, and with one of the main linking factors of all the runway shows being outerwear, the designers were feeling the practicality of the coats. 
This season there was some great looks and of course some drama (NYFW Streaker, Kendall Jenner, these are post all in themselves.)  
With it being a great season in New York it was hard for me to narrow down to a few favourites. That being said instead of coming at you balls to the wall, all week will be a review (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) 
So without any further a due...
NYFW Fall/Winter 2014 

3.1 Phillip Lim 

This was a show that felt more about all four season as opposed to just the two. Watching the show felt like watching the seasons change before your eyes. We start with romantic fabrications in light and airy pastel colours. Colours that you would only really see in the spring, and thats why I loved all of them. 
It was a nice change to see such great colours for the winter. I personally get stuck in a style rut every winter were I tend to gravitate to basic black. 
As the show went on, we went from nice light airy colours to transitioning into darker colours. Fabrications also started to get heaver as we went in chunky knits and shearling jackets and vest.  
The muse for this collection was Soleil.

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang was being speculated on when he decided to have his show in Brooklyn this year. With it being the middle of winter and in New York, the last thing that people wanted was to travel even farther then they had to. Once the room started filling up, the majority of people were thinking this better be good. Also when it ran behind the start time people really started to question. However our lovely Mr. Wang blew everyone away. His thoughts on the collection was very fitting when New York is in the middle of the polar vortex right now. "Extreme conditions and survival" as Wang put it also referenced it to hunting, mountain climbing, and other outdoor sports. I know personally I would never think of going hunting or mountain climbing without my Alexander Wang laser cut out pasley high heeled boots! 
All in all the intent behind this collection was mostly urban. 

Badgley Mischka 

Could these two do anything wrong? This show was amazing with each and every piece that came down the runway. It had great 50's style silhouettes which is always a favourite of mine. I find this kind of silhouette can be worn by many body type and is always classic. 
Turn of the century Vienna artist Gustav Klimt and architect Josef Hoffman was the inspiration behind this glamours collection.
Badgely explained the thoughts being this season before the show started by saying "We were interested in the arts, but not the fashions, of that time, so we thought of Dior and Balenciaga from the mid century instead." 

BCBG Max Azria 

This year marks the 25th year of BCBG, and they are pull out all the stops this year. Showcasing some of there staples of this fashion house, such as the graphic bold colour blocking, asymmetrical hemlines we grew to love, and mixed materials. We also can't forget all the fur! This was Lubov's time to shine when it came to fur. She waited for just the right time to bring fur back and this was it. My personal favourite of the furs would have to be the little fur muff which doubles as a clutch! MIND BLOW when I saw this and can't wait to get my hands on it. 
All in all the collection was almost like a time capsule of the brand and bringing back the classic with a twist for 2014. 

Whats your thoughts on these collections? 

....To be continued

Christian Siriano 
Derek Lam 
Kate Spade
Marc Jacobs 

 Rag & Bone 
Michael Kors
Victoria Beckham


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