I swear these few weeks are the busiest in the fashion diary, what with NYFW passing the fashion baton on to LFW and all, I've decided to summarize and share my personal highlights from browsing NYFW for Spring 2014 as there was so much I absolutely loved!
From the week's fashion antics pouring out of NYFW, 'must have' details to add to the Spring wear notes definitely would consist of:
So let's crack on...
First up I loveeeed Victoria Beckham's use of city tailoring with 'boy meets girl' styling in the popular Geometric print with shirts, skirts, blazers and shorts being paired in perfect two-sie outfits. The pop of Fuschia pink against the Monochrome colour palette really was a winner too.
What would fashion week be without a little bit of crazy? There was no way I was going to write this post without popping in one of my favourite catwalks from New York which is is none other than the audacious Betsey Johnson. In what only can be described as country girl meets 80’s glam rock style, I can’t get enough of the models super fun styling with their candy floss pink hair, ditsy prints, floppy hats and ‘Betsy’ chained necklaces! Not to mention the crazy animal two-sies and three-sie outfits! Note: these are probably not for the faint fashion hearted.
In complete contrast, another favourite collection was from Marchesa, who pulled on every feminine string by collaborating beautiful sheer fabrics, soft detailing and lace mesh in a completely romantic and dreamy way. I particularly love how the collection grows with a bit of dramatic glamour thrown in to the mix towards the end of the collection with heavy black fringing and strategically placed Guipure Lace.
Doing what he does best, Alexander Wang presented Sports Luxe wear, channeled through concise Geometric patterns complimented by Laser cuts and logos. I can definitely imagine the 'Parental Warning' logo being filtered down into Topshop/Urban Outfitters next year!
In other news, Underwear as Outerwear is back! A huge trend circa 1980 and 2009/10 is making its appearance again a la ‘luxe sportswear’ style with neon accents and layered mesh fabrics from Milly by Michelle Smith. The classic tailoring alludes to the body conscious and corseting of underwear pieces with cropped bomber jackets and laser cut shirts thrown over for that ‘ready to wear’ look.
It's clear that this season's Monochrome trend is set to influence our Spring Wear too. Stepping away from bold stripes and checks seen by Marc Jacobs this year, Monochrome prints have become more discreet with geometric and lighter patterns creating a subtle optical illusion. Oscar De La Renta showcased a beautiful selection of Houndstooth check collared pieces amongst some exquisite evening gowns. Detailed with tiered layers to lattice lace and delicate embellishment, the show stopping dresses have left me craving for the neutral cropped bodice and sparkly tulle dress with matching ankle boots ensemble. Just fabulous.
NB. I do not own any of these images; Source, Vogue.com. Mirror.com
What did you all think of NYFW? Do you have any highlights?