Day seven of New York Fashion Week is coming to an end and we're finally able to pinpoint some of the biggest trends for fall 2014: capes, fur, sequin embellishments, and oversize silhouettes are just a few of the many styles we can look forward to shopping for when fall rolls around. Orange, blue, and red are showing up in a major way, but neutral tones like black, gray, and blush are holding their own. Between the feathers, the dazzling details, and innovative color- and texture-blocking, fall fashion is something we're certainly looking forward to. Here are some of our favorite looks from today:
Nanette Lepore’s ultra feminine designs took a turn for the dramatic with her fall 2014 line. Oxblood gowns with deep v-necks, colorful fur coats, and sheer-paneled sweaters and cardigans graced the runway. Animal-print belts, geometric prints, and luxe business wear gave Lepore’s ready-to-wear collection a trendy edge while remaining wearable for the every girl.
The Hugo Boss fall collection is classic in every sense of the word. From large scale, neutral plaid prints to camel-hued trench coats, the line is sophisticated and timeless. Boss managed to mix the trends of the season into the traditional wear with chic capes, shimmering stripes, and leather. One of our favorite looks from the line? Rich cashmere tops paired with flowing sequin skirts, a definitive example of the modern-meets-ageless aesthetic that is Hugo Boss.
Blush is here to stay! The Philosophy fall 2014 runway show started with bold black and white pairings, stylish puffer jackets, and lots of asymmetrical colorblocking. The trendy casual wear transitioned into luxurious sheer gowns in black, blush, and white with shining embellishments and free-spirited fringe detailing.
We’ve seen colored tights all over the runways, but designer Douglas Hannant mixed up the trendy look by adding offbeat patterned tights to his dark, delicate, sequin-covered collection. Mixed with colorblocking, fur, and capes, the mostly black-and-blue line blended classic couture with modern cuts and abstract prints for a monochromatic but truly versatile vision. The show ended with a gown in Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s Color of the Year, and the only hint of the hue to be seen in the line. Fabulous and unexpected!
We wish there was an image that showcased all 33 pieces of this amazing collection but unfortunately you'll have to settle for a just a few for now. Since 2004, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig have made quite the name for themselves making their brand one of our absolute favorites. Known for highly embellished and ultra glamorous confections, this duo did not disappoint this season with dresses most of us will only see in our dreams. Marchesa sent models down the runway dressed in the most red carpet-worthy designs in shiny and lush tones of amber, ruby red, and black and white. Feathers, fur, lace, rhinestones, intricate laser cutouts and tulle-a-plenty decorated the gowns, negating the need for jewelry and making this a collection we'd die to wear.
After 16 years as the creative director for Coach, Reed Krakoff has broken off to focus on his signature line, and while he was great at Coach, we think he's even better on his own. Designing a line of effortlessly luxurious basics, this is a collection that the every girl covets. The show started out with a neutral color palette of pale blush, slate gray, black and white that we've seen hit several runways this season, but the end of the collection was punctuated with the richest shade of cobalt blue you can imagine. Some of our favorite parts of the show were the python wrap skirts, sleeveless cashmere coats, a shearling bomber jacket, leather vests with pony hair collars, and laser cut overlay that finished off shirts and skirts.
The Proenza Schouler fall 2014 collection was definitely a unique one filled with oversize jackets and coats with extremely rounded edges. Designer's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez colored the garments in shades of black, white and cobalt with a few pops of neon. The most eye-catching parts of the collection were the mixing and matching of pattern and the stiff, textural quality of the fabrics used.
With all of the formal, borderline ready-to-wear lines we've seen this season, it's nice to see a collection that's luxurious basics for everyday occasions. The Joie fall 2014 collection is a combination of neutral tones with pops of blood orange, cobalt blue, and hunter green. Outwear was the main focus of collection, including structured pea coats in various lengths and stylishly fun cape coats. It's definitely a collection we can't wait to invest in come fall and winter!