Dion Lee Fall 2014–Yesterday, Australian designer Dion Lee presented his second collection on the New York Fashion Week schedule for fall-winter 2014. The runway explored Lee’s roots with an outing based on Australia’s history featuring menswear inspired looks influenced by convicts’ uniforms (modern-day Australia was established as a penal colony in the 1700s). Boxy silhouettes gave way to the country’s beaches with surfer inspired body-conscious tops and dresses in a graphic mix of grey, white and black. Lee also explored Australia’s colorful wildlife with the inclusion of crocodile and snake-skin fabrics or motifs.
Jasmine Tookes walks Ralph Lauren spring 2014 show at New York Fashion Week
It’s that time again for fashion month! The fall-winter 2014 previews start soon with New York Fashion Week beginning on February 5th. See the show schedule list below. Note: this is not the final schedule.
11AM-2PM BILLY REID WOMEN
5PM ERNEST ALEXANDER, CARLOS CAMPOS, LUCIO CASTRO, BESPOKEN, DAVID HART
7PM RACHEL COMEY
9PM DETAILS MAGAZINE (EVENT)
Yesterday, New York Fashion Week was brought to a close after a week of shows. Designers previewed their spring 2014 collections and showed off new styles for the upcoming season. We couldn’t help but notice several trends that popped up this season, and some were even surprising. Check out our list of five New York Fashion Week trends below.
Jacobs Goes Dark for Spring – Marc Jacobs’ spring 2014 collection opened with a surprising showcase of wool jackets and sweatshirts in autumnal tones. Some of the silhouettes call to mind Jacobs’ fall 2011 collection with their sculpted shoulders, but instead of polka dots; military accents, leaf shapes or Victorian inspired patterns adorned the bulky designs. Playing with summer wear motifs, Jacobs also sent out Hawaiian print tops and Bermuda shorts with sandals. Models walked the runway with matching sheared blonde wigs adding an androgynous element to the designs. However, there was nothing boyish about the evening wear which dripped with sequins, tassels and fringe for a slightly gothic element to an already dark and sumptuous showing.
CK’s Dressed Up Spring – Calvin Klein designer Francsico Costa is celebrating ten successful years as the brand’s creative director. In a way, the label’s spring 2014 collection is a kind of celebration in itself with a showing of fringe-adorned dresses, frayed edges and multi-colored printed snake-skin. The silhouette for spring moves away from the body, appearing voluminous and at times boxy. The focus on color and texture is a change from Klein’s normally minimal aesthetic, yet still exudes that clean elegance that the Calvin Klein woman is known for.
Lauren’s Mod Spring – Ralph Lauren was in a mod mood for his spring 2014 collection shown on the final day of New York Fashion Week. Sixties inspired minis paired with knee-high socks gave a retro spin to Lauren’s Americana aesthetic. Much of the collection played on graphic black and white with a mix of bold stripes, floral prints which appeared on trench coats and ties, and suiting. But then vibrant sapphire blues, canary yellows and scarlet reds were introduced by the way of daytime dresses and ruffle-adorned gowns. Closing the show was a red dress paired with an attached cape, showing the more glamorous side of the sixties.
Sui’s Romantic Bohemian – Bohemian style is a staple of Anna Sui, and her spring 2014 collection was no exception with an outing of ultra-feminine looks citing inspiration from English Pre-Raphaelite artwork. The Sui woman could be going to a music festival or the beach depending on her mood. Dresses and tops in easy silhouettes paired with gladiator sandals evoke a casual glamour for the spring season. Metallic fabrics and gleaming accents accompany Sui’s signature print work with lace and fringe embellishments. Model Karen Elson closed the show looking like a painting herself with her flaming red hair covered by a gold crown. / All jewelry provided by Erickson Beamon
Proenza’s Wordly Woman – Proenza Schouler appeared to embrace the 1990s trend in its own way for the brand’s spring 2014 collection. Looking at the thirty-three looks, one can see that designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez were inspired by a variety of influences, but one that sticks out is an Eastern aesthetic–long tunics paired with loose trousers to be more specific. Skirts were adorned with pleats in gold and silvery hues while dresses came in two-toned gradients with the same pleating effect.
Print was embraced with a haphazard juxtaposition of lines and splashes in black and white. Crop tops, another favorite of New York Fashion Week this season, closed the show in metallic hues. Overall, the Proenza woman appears rather worldly this upcoming spring, traveling from New York to London to Tokyo and still managing to be on the cutting edge of style.
Kors’ Leisurely Spring – Leisure was key for Michael Kors’ spring 2014 collection shown earlier today during the second to last day of New York Fashion Week. The Kors woman looks ready for summer in a section of printed swimsuits featuring bandeau bikini tops, menswear inspired shirts and wide-legged pants perfect for leisurely strolls down the beach. There is also a romantic element to the spring collection with the inclusion of light and sheer linen dresses as well as a flower print which decorated dresses, skirts and tops in shades of blue, forest green and earthy brown. Structure is added to the feminine showcase with leather belts or tops in camel hues.
ODLR’s Elegant Woman – A highlight of New York Fashion Week, Oscar de la Renta’s spring 2014 showing embraced ladylike elegance with a procession of embellished garments. Whether wearing daytime dresses embroidered with floral patterns or an evening gown displaying impressive thread work; the glamour of the de la Renta woman is evident. The color palette can only be described as pretty–visions of pastels ranging from citron, clementine, ivory and chartreuse told the story of spring. The finale emphasized the romanticism of the new season as models Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls closed the show. One wearing a tiered ivory column dress, and the other modeling a citron-yellow silk and tulle gown with black embroidery.