Two days into NewYork Fashion Week and it’s hard to pinpoint what will hit shelves this fall. A smorgasbord of trends walked the runways—from some past season favorites to lust-worthy newbies—and colors ranging from primary colors to deep jewel tones. Radiant Orchid hasn’t shown as much face as we expected thus far, but fall favorite oxblood is still a contender, accompanied by her slightly lighter color sister cranberry. Every collection lightened the dreary, monochromatic fall mood with bright pops of color and distinctive designs. Embellishments are everything, from fun feathers to fall-themed floral prints. Here are some of our favorite looks so far:
Helmut Lang stuck to strong lines, geometric shapes, and classic fall colors such as gray, camel, and white. The biggest mix-up in the collection was a daring burst of blood orange in large doses. The looks were mainly monochromatic with a few petite prints thrown in.
In a dramatic turn of events, modernized Minkettes walked the runway sans moto jackets this season. Rebecca produced a more polished version of her past collections, with pretty pastels and super-refined cuts reminiscent of a J. Crew catalog. Despite the difference, it’s still a collection to die for. And in case you hadn’t noticed, beanies aren’t going anywhere.
Rag & Bone
Rag & Bone rocked the fall look with a balance of bulky and well-tailored pieces. The menswear-meets-oversize-vintage silhouettes were decked out in ‘80s-inspired prints ranging from monochromatic splatter to dainty wide-set pinstripes. In fact, pinstripes made an appearance at Charlotte Ronson as well—a possible emerging (or reemerging) trend?
Kate Spade didn’t throw any wild cards into her usual aesthetic. Her fall 2014 was pretty much just what we expected—cheerful colors and punchy prints in the form of tailored basics and feminine cuts. Embellishment really owned the collection, with sequined sweatshirts, fur, and feathered bags galore.
Peter Som’s Fall 2014 color approach was safe bet, and it paid off. Deep navy shades mixed with soft sherbet, light gray, and a pop of leopard print united in a gorgeous palette. The form-fitting collection was one of the most feminine ones so far, with romantic, abstract patterns and a standout feather-peplum top.
Jason Wu is a master of two major trends: draping and jewel tones. His Fall 2014 New York Fashion Week show started off with classic black designs but transitioned into matte metallics, sheer paneling, and luxe leather pieces. This collection confirmed fur as a top pick for handbags.
Rachel Roy gave us our only real glimpse at Pantone’s color of 2014, radiant orchid. Combined with other rich jewel tones, the sheer paneling and dominating lines stood out against soft, oversize floral patterns. From deep V’s to flirty pencil skirt slits, this collection may be the beginning of the end for the menswear trend. Peace out boys, the girls are back in town.
BCBG MAX AZRIA
Max Azria really struck a high note with this gorgeous collection. He took luxe to the next level with bold fur collars and lavish wool capes. Fresh resort-inspired colors met winter practicality in an explosion of lust-worthy designs. The rich and fabulously overpowering outwear made even his edgy leather and lace pieces look tame. If the past two days were a box of Belgium chocolates, this would be the tastiest piece!
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