NYFW Day 5
February 12, 2014
Reporting from New York Fashion Week.
9:00am Tory Burch
Tory Burch‘s Fall 2014 collection was inspired by the armory her parents collected. The references were subtle, in the mix of textures (woven, quilted, pleated) and in the tapestry brocades and florals. The focus was the clean, strong silhouettes with bold embellishments and opulent accessories – belts with chain details, lace-up heels and muffs. – KS
11:00am Vera Wang
Vera Wang called her collection a dark romance, and so was her color palette of grays, black and metallics. There was an evolution of tailored plaid gray wool pieces which were paired with cocoon leather jackets, oversized knits and blazers, but also with hints of silk, transparent floral blouses underneath. Short lamé dresses gave way to fluid sparkly gowns, but there was also place for feminine ruffled dresses, and a plethora of fur coats. – LA
2:00pm Naeem Khan
Naeem Khan knows how to make a girl look good a when she goes out at night. Cabaret-inspired dresses ruled the collection that ranged from short honeycomb embroidered dresses, to decadent – also embroidered – animal prints and a boudoir palette of reds, gold, florals and black.
The showed finished with dresses embroidered so that the beads created a horizontal gradient along the length of the dresses – gorgeous evening wear! – LA
Designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy translated childhood memories into appealing, wearable clothes with a fresh perspective – smocked dresses, crochet tops, turtlenecks, glitter covered parkas and Star Wars themed gowns. – KS
4:00pm Marc by Marc Jacobs
For the first time ever, Marc Jacobs sat front row at the Marc by Marc Jacobs show. The brand, now under the creative direction of designers Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley, was maybe the most energizing, young and refreshing show so far in New York. Models wore refined high-tops and the collection was a recollection of Marc by Marc’s staples – tomboy silhouettes, sporty elements, and hints of rebellious youth. Oversized bows, pleated multi-layer midi skirts, and sharp tailored pieces kept the subversive ideas running and blew our minds. – LA
Written by Kristen Spaulding and Laura Acosta-Lievano in New York.