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NYFW Day 3

Regina Campbell

February 10, 2014

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Reporting from Day 3 of New York Fashion Week.

11:00am Lela Rose
We are always up for another Lela Rose soirée. This season Rose was inspired by chef and artist Ferran Adrià. How does a meal inspire a sophisticated collection of airy cocktail dresses, dropped peplums and full skirts? She was speaking about deconstruction and reconstruction working with airy pleats, hand-woven silk and embellishments like feathery hems, or a layer of pearl-embroidered organza under a cropped gazar shirt. Besides her already mastered cocktail dresses and ball gowns, it all looked feasible for day-to-night dressing. – LA

Backstage beauty at Lela Rose.
Backstage beauty at Lela Rose.
Lela Rose Fall 2014.
Lela Rose Fall 2014.
Lela Rose Fall 2014.
Lela Rose Fall 2014.
Lela Rose Fall 2014.
Lela Rose Fall 2014.

12:00pm Derek Lam
Derek Lam Fall 2014 is a colorful collection featuring lavender, green, curry and blue. Asymmetrical skirts and cashmere knit sweaters were a few of the standouts. – KS

Backstage at Derek Lam Fall 2014.
Backstage at Derek Lam Fall 2014.
Backstage at Derek Lam Fall 2014.
Backstage at Derek Lam Fall 2014.
Backstage at Derek Lam Fall 2014.
Backstage at Derek Lam Fall 2014.
Derek Lam Fall 2014.
Derek Lam Fall 2014.
Derek Lam Fall 2014.
Derek Lam Fall 2014.

1:00pm DKNY
The DKNY DNA – real people, real style and New York City, inspired the Fall 2014 collection. Models were replaced with real people walking the runway, sporting Fall themes such as black, graphic, shocking pink, urban gray and blanket statements. Inspired by people on the streets of New York City, designer Donna Karan admires the individuality of a New Yorker’s style. – KS

DKNY Fall 2014.
DKNY Fall 2014.
DKNY Fall 2014.
DKNY Fall 2014.

2:00pm Tracy Reese
Tracy Reese called for a juxtaposition of elements, bringing together landscape prints, ethnic knitwear, and beaded pieces. Highlights were the men’s wear-inspired coats in tribal black-and-white prints and her signature A-line dresses, sometimes paired with cozy knits. -LA

Tracy Reese Fall 2014.
Tracy Reese Fall 2014.
Tracy Reese Fall 2014.
Tracy Reese Fall 2014.
Tracy Reese Fall 2014.
Tracy Reese Fall 2014.

3:00pm Thakoon
This season designer Thakoon Panichgul is inspired by the vivid landscapes of Patagonia. The look was layered and asymmetrical. Turtleneck shoulder toppers, funnel-neck scarfs and puffer coats in vivid cobalt and orange were some of the standouts. – KS

Thakoon Fall 2014.
Thakoon Fall 2014.
Thakoon Fall 2014.
Thakoon Fall 2014.
Thakoon Fall 2014.
Thakoon Fall 2014.

8:00pm Ralph Rucci 
Ralph Rucci presented his Fall collection at his own atelier. A fashion library wall on one side, and the glass walls overlooking the atelier on the other, formed the setting of one of the most luxurious collections of the whole season. Among the impressive pieces were crepe pantsuits with geometric cutouts, wonderfully cut cocktail dresses worn with tied-up thigh high boots, and plenty of harness details. – LA

Ralph Ricci's atelier.
Ralph Rucci’s atelier.
Ralph Rucci's atelier.
Ralph Rucci’s atelier.
Ralph Rucci Fall 2014.
Ralph Rucci Fall 2014.
Ralph Rucci Fall 2014.
Ralph Rucci Fall 2014.

8:00pm Opening Ceremony
Belgian chocolate dripped down a white wall as models walked the runway at Opening Ceremony’s Fall 2014 show. Inspired by a trip to Belgium, designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim wanted their collection to be a treat for the senses. The chocolate aroma filled the room as monochromatic ensembles swished down the runway. The nighted ended with hot chocolate in a Opening Ceremony to-go cup, perfect for the snowy evening ahead. – KS

Opening Ceremony Fall 2014.
Opening Ceremony Fall 2014.
Opening Ceremony Fall 2014.
Opening Ceremony Fall 2014.

Written by Kristen Spaulding and Laura Acosta-Lievano in New York.

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