Another day in New York, and another slew of collections showing loyal fashion followers what the upcoming Fall 2014 season is going to look like. The day wasn’t quite as exciting as I had hoped, but there were still some shows that really sparked my interest.
To begin my dissection of February 12th, let’s start with Marchesa.
Although I always have an appreciation for the more formal and glamorous designers, my tastes lean towards the truly ready-to-wear lines. Today I make an exception for what walked on this cat walk. The gowns were unbelievably beautiful. The more ornate gowns reminded me of a red-carpet version of the British Indian Army’s uniforms, while the luxe-gothic looks completely hooked me. The piece that caught my attention entirely were the lace-up leather pants, which reminded me of the amazing pants Rodarte did in their Spring 2013 collection. If I ever become a more intricate dresser I would be much obliged to wear such fanciful garments as these.
Two of my favourite designers to watch evolve have been the gentlemen of Proenza Schouler. Each season they prove that they can remain true to their aesthetic values, while delivering new and unexpected looks. This evolution definitely continued for Fall 2014. I’m totally loving the collections that have shown similar palettes of grey, black, blues, and burgundy’s. It seems so modern and cool to me. This collection offered an amazing usage of patterns, hard lines, and bold shapes. The coats? To die for, my friends. The proportions were perfect, and as per usual McCollough and Hernandez continue to make clothes chic women want to wear.
The Reed Krakoff collection is my favourite of the day, and one of my favourites shown this February fashion season thus far. Again the palette of blacks, greys, white, soft blues, and deep burgundy’s makes an appearance…I am officially convinced. Come fall, you won’t see me in any hues beyond these. I loved the mix of leathers, knits, and sheer material. There was a lot of asymmetry featured throughout the show that gave the meticulous looks an edgy quality. Every look was stylish to the nth degree and just super cool and contemporary. If I am ever so lucky to work in the fashion industry, these are the types of clothes I would like to sport while kicking ass and taking names. Watch out! I’m comin’ for ya!