NYFW Day 2
February 9, 2014
Reporting from day 2 of New York Fashion Week.
12:00pm Prabal Gurung
The global nomad is a strong theme in New York this season and Prabal Gurung’s Fall 2014 woman looks like she stepped off the plane from Nepal (Gurung’s hometown.) The colorful and cozy collection featured oversized, chunky turtleneck sweaters and thick scarves paired with chiffon wrap skirts. The idea of covering up for the cold in more ways than one runs throughout the collection. – KS
1:00pm Rebecca Taylor
From icy blues, lilacs and pinks, Rebecca Taylor Fall collection unfolded with a plethora of bomber jackets, fluffy sweaters and shearling coats paired to culotte jacquard pants and drop waisted dresses. The mix of sporty references – mesh details, sweatshirts and variations of the bomber jacket – with Taylor’s soft femininity will definitely indulge her girl as fall comes around. – LA
2:00pm Hervé Leger
Hervé Leger proved yet again that bandage dresses can still be reinvented. The designers dressed their girl as a futuristic heroine clad in cutout jacquard dresses with metallic beadings that seemed inspired by the ocean and natural textures. Statement fur-sleeved coats, feathered jackets and bandage fringes complemented the brand’s body-conscious silhouettes. – LA
3:00pm Mara Hoffman
Mara Hoffman stayed so true to her brand for the fall season, that it kept bringing the idea of spring back into mind. Along a plethora of beach-ready maxi dresses made of chiffon and colorful geometric prints, came intriguing tribal-inspired knitwear pieces and embroidered silk tunics that evoke glamorous beachside soirées. – LA
Joseph Altuzarra‘s Fall 2014 collection speaks to the casual ease that we’re seeing from several designers in New York. A ladylike woman in a 90s silk sheath dress is enveloped in an oversized blanket coat or a big, chunky shearling. The juxtaposition of silk and shearling made the biggest statement. – KS
Tibi offered the perfect interpretation of western, pastoral references for the brand’s urban girl. The color palette was exciting with orange-reds and sky blues paired with city neutral blacks, grays and whites. The hemlines continue to end mid-calf for culotte pants and soft oversized mohair pullover dresses, many of which were effortlessly styled with a cardigan tied at the waist and extra long scarfs inside boucle coats. – LA
7:00pm Moncler Grenoble
Moncler took to New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom to present its Grenoble Fall 2014 collection. The show opened with opera singers and a conductor belting out a song while hooked up to hydraulics. The singers swung like pendulums as they proceeded to sing. Meanwhile, 50 plus Moncler-clad models were housed in a square grid that was the backdrop to the singers. The collection featured its signature down-filled stylish silhouettes. – KS
Written by Kristen Spaulding and Laura Acosta-Lievano in New York.