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9/8/2013
The overarching theme of the Emerson spring 2014 show was ethereal femininity. The show began with digital floral-printed dresses, pants, and an amazing silk bomber jacket. Then came a palette of black and white—tweed shorts, skirts, and jackets with sheer edges—and the richest shade of purple. Many pieces included purple leather laser-cut into floral that added dimension and luxe... More
9/8/2013
Tribal-glam took over the runway at Custo Barcelona's spring 2014 runway show. On Lurex thread fabrics, colorful tribal prints glistened in the form of structured dresses, high-waisted shorts, and skirts. Swimwear was dressed up with the same bold, neon prints, shine, and finished with exposed zippers. Notable pieces included a lace and sheer pink maxi dress with a tribal-print front, dual-... More
9/8/2013
Alexander Wang, who’s not even 30, is building an empire and putting it on display for the world to see—of course, he’s building Balenciaga's too! His spring 2014 collection was so big that Mercedes Benz Fashion Week tents just wouldn’t cut it. The show, held at Pier 94 on the Westside Highway in New York City, included famous guests Kanye West, Courtney Love, Miguel... More
9/7/2013
For the Noon by Noor spring 2014 collection, designers Shaikha Noor Al Khalifa and Shaikha Haya Al Khalifa were inspired by the beauty of nature. Their inspiration was shown throughout the collection—from the leaf prints and floral appliqués to the soft palette and flowy silhouettes. This season’s print mixing and crop top trends aren’t going anywhere for spring 2014.... More
9/7/2013
Rebecca Taylor, the designer known for dressing the girliest of gals, did not disappoint this season. Just as she said it would be, Taylor's spring 2014 collection for New York Fashion Week was modern, fresh, and beautiful. This year, Taylor added a contemporary spin to the collection by introducing feminine, sport-style streetwear. Although sportswear is mainly a men’s trend, Rebecca... More
9/7/2013
Throngs of bandage dress-clad girls filling Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week could only mean one thing—it was time for the Hervé Léger spring 2014 show! Not one to sway from the tight Hervé Léger shape we know and love, all but a few of the models the designer sent down the runway were rocking serious bodycon pieces. The palette was dominated by... More
9/7/2013
As we head towards the tail end of summer and into the cooler days of fall, I'm embracing the last of the heat waves (okay, I live in Los Angeles, so probably not the last). And to me, that means wearing bright colors. Fall is just more... muted somehow, even in Los Angeles. So I'm digging into my stash and picking out the best of my brights to get me through the transition. Because how... More
9/7/2013
More day three of New York Fashion Week coverage! This afternoon, Mara Hoffman. Thirteen years after stylist Patricia Field discovered Mara Hoffman in the streets of New York City—Field stopped her to compliment her outfit—the designer is still creating successful collections full of her signature colorful prints and patterns. In the spring 2014 collection, we saw everything from... More
9/7/2013
Next up in our New York Fashion Week adventures: Korea-born designer Son Jung Wan, who has quickly become a critic favorite. And witnessing today's show, it's easy to see why. Prior to today's runway show, Wan stated, “This season I was inspired by Morocco and the romantic, picturesque sun-drenched Sahara Desert. It is such a mysterious place where you can wander, get lost and... More
9/7/2013
Our first New York Fashion Week show today? Ruffian! Overall, the Ruffian spring 2014 collection had a feminine, vintage, and youthful appeal. Designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais were inspired by French novelist Francoise Sagan and focused the collection on the freshness and vulnerability of youth. The show opened with sounds of Air Force helicopters as fresh-faced models marched down the... More