Day five of Fashion Week is winding to a close and fur, deep hues, and geometric prints are solidifying their spot in the coveted fall fashion line up. Lust-worthy runway looks range from monochromatic primary colors and pastels to color-blocked leather and fur. Look at some of today’s standout shows:
3.1 Phillip Lim
Phillip Lim mastered the art of texture mixing and color blocking with a rich, leather- and fur-heavy fall 2014 show. Pastel furs, black and brown leathers, and large checker prints dominated the iconic designer’s ready-to-wear pieces. Some of the biggest emerging trends from the show were colored tights, abstract floral prints and geometric patterns.
From ‘80s-inspired prints to prep school plaids, Karen Walker took inspiration from everywhere this season. The line varied between timeless collared dresses, fall-hued florals and offbeat street style patterns. The only consistency in Karen’s minimalist designs was the emerging color trends for fall 2014: navy and powder blues, deep cranberry, grays, and pale blush tones.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are style icons in their own right, so seeing their personal brand develop has been a fabulous journey. Fall designs for The Row focus on luxurious textures, oversize silhouettes, and monochromatic pairings. The line consisted of menswear-inspired pieces in blacks, creams, steely grays, and oxblood. If anything can be solidified from this show, it’s this: Turtlenecks? So chic.
Carolina Herrera’s opulent fall 2014 collection started with plush fur designs in black and navy, then transitioned into embossed color-blocking, geometric-print dresses, and lavish gowns in red and blue. The line consisted of everything from business appropriate pantsuits to sophisticated formalwear. Herrera is known for her decadent evening wear, but this season’s textures and sparkling embellishments added an unprecedented elegance.
Theory’s fall 2014 collection proves the case that simplicity often makes the biggest statement. This collection was a combination of “neat, disciplined and precise” explains Theory’s designer Olivier Theyskens. The show was the perfect mix of tailored basics and more complex black and white creations. The assemblage of trends included sheer, mixed proportions, and embellished coats. The standout aspects of the show were dresses and jackets with folds of fabric made into ruffles—gorgeous!
The Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2014 collection is the epitome of the great outdoors. With the heavy use of plaid throughout his entire line, these looks are perfect for those ladies looking to explore. Hilfiger took his audience on a trip to the rugged mountain terrain with models walking the wooden runway in tomboy-chic plaid dresses and heavy-duty mountaineer outwear. Accessories include pom-pom beanies, hiking boots and tightly knotted neck scarves. It was a collection we want to cozy up in come fall.
Milly designer Michelle Smith had a fresh new design influence for her Fall 2014 line, and it might just be our favorite yet. Inspired by classical dance, this collection is ideal for both the girly-girl and the bad girl—it's a little Black Swan-esque and we love it. From ballerina-inspired tulle skirts and sparkly metallic bottoms to mega furs, a fringe jumpsuit, and feather-embellished designs, this collection will dress the world's most stylish ladies come this fall and winter.
The Dennis Basso runway show was such a glamorous spectacle! The collection consisted of two main concepts: beautiful formal dresses and fabulous furs. While only two concepts for 48 looks could border on dull, that was definitely not the case. The parade of models strolled the runway in gorgeous black and white looks that transitioned into luxurious jewel tone designs. While stand-out pieces are hard to pinpoint, our favorites were the teal broadtail and fox fur looks—to die for!
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