Day six of Merecedes-Benz Fashion Week just might be our favorite yet! Against the backdrop of bright reds, lacey blacks, jewel-toned blues, vivid orange and muted pastels, the metallic accents in today’s shows are definitely a trend to try. Here are today’s favorite looks from a few beloved brands:
Jenny Packham’s fall 2014 collection was inspired by the effortless dress of '70s actress Bianca Jagger. Packham is known for dressing Hollywood’s A-list celebs and this is a line we’ll definitely see on the red carpet come fall. Models walked the runway in elegantly beaded gowns and innovative versions of the classic tuxedo style. To create statement-making pieces, Jenny designed dresses with feathers and fringe, shimmery knit sweaters and other heavily embellished styles. Our favorite pieces were the bold feather coats and bags.
Inspired by her parents' armor collection, Tory Burch created easy-to-wear, lust-worthy looks in sleek silhouettes for her fall 2014 collection. With a neutral color palette of slate gray, white, olive green and black, Burch amped up her looks with a lot of metallic shimmer, baroque patterns, sparkly embellishment, fur trim, and ornate gold belts. Some of her standout pieces of were a pleated lamé miniskirt, a wool and fur coat, and the bold finale of patterned red dresses. Did we mention the knee-high socks? So cute!
Famous for her beautifully designed wedding gowns, Vera Wang took a trip to the dark side for her fall 2014 collection. The line is a combination of dark romance, sexy lace and grungy bad-girl paid. This new and original look was a smart design choice for Wang—more practical and wearable than her previous collections. The models started down the catwalk in grown-up grunge charcoal and black dresses, skirts, vests, and jackets in plaids, leathers and wools. The collection then moved from flowy chiffon maxi dresses to fall florals, fur, metallics and sheer embellishment. The best by far was the climax of black-layered gowns of tulle, lace, and fringed adornment with sex-inspired, skin-showing transparency.
J.Crew is always a brand we’re eager to see with its contemporary look and affordable prices. We’re happy to report that their fall 2014 collection is one to covet. Inspired by Berlin’s Weimar Republic of the ‘20s and ‘30s, the collection is filled with a plethora of colors: burgundy, navy, camel, orange, pale pink and, of course, black and white. Classic and practical pieces were presented in the form of dresses, skirts, trousers, sweaters and coats. Some of the most statement-making pieces include gold sequin pants, bold fur scarves, colorful fall floral patterns in tops and trousers, a leather laser-cut crop top, and a few brightly colored wool coats.
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs is a street style king, and this year he took the title literally with graphic, graffiti-inspired pieces in bold primary colors and muted grays and black. Loose menswear was matched with fitted leather belts, jeans, jumpsuits, and shirts were outfitted with details reminiscent of a Formula One race, and models carried his coveted bags decked out in stripes and plaids. This collection was all over the place—but we’re kind of loving it.
Oscar De La Renta
Oscar De La Renta is known for lavish detailing and rich embellishment, and the fall 2014 designs are no different. Pinstripe suits, beautiful furs, and metallic accents dazzled on the runway. There was no lack of emerging fall trends: geometric prints, floral patterns, and bold blues, all done in Oscar’s typical elegant style.
Classic silhouettes, opulent metallic accents, and rich furs defined the Badgley Mischka fall 2014 style. Shining embellishments have had major play in the runway looks this year, but Badgley Mischka stepped out of the box by draping nearly every look in gold. From glittering gowns to luxurious business wear, there is a look in this line for nearly every occasion.
Diesel Black Gold
Metallic couture was taken to new heights with Diesel Black Gold’s futuristic quilted leather in silvery shades. Sharp edges, dark colors, and space-age styling gave this line an incredibly, modern-minimalist edge. Metallics were everything on the runways today: Diesel didn’t go for the gold, but these brilliant looks certainly came in first place.
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