Metallics? Hello, liquid luster! Black patent leather? Think shinier than your lip gloss. Astrakhan lamb fur? So sumptuous! And crocodile? This is as divine as exotic skin gets. Jason Wu is keeping his girls classy for Fall ’14 with an insanely gorgeous bag collection set strictly in neutral tones.
I’m so in love! Navy pony hair layered over blocks of gray and white isn’t just unexpected, it’s striking and deeply chic. We see more than our fair share of pony on a regular basis, so I’ve got to hand it to Milli Millu for coming up with such a unique incarnation. Navy blue looks as glossy as satin and exotic as anything I’ve seen.
I love The Row, but I’m sorry: this clutch is ridiculous. While it’s not hard to embrace the bohemian tassel-accented hobos and fringe-trimmed clutches of their current Spring ’14 collection, this time, they’ve taken their embellishments too far.
Inspired by the geometric color-play of the Ballet Ruses, the J. Mendel Fall 2014 collection came forth, from start to finish, with uncommon creations that ooze luxury and desirability in the truest sense of the words.
We’re never surprised to see fur grace the Fall runways, but the number of fur bags this season is off the charts. From Donna Karan’s shaggy style (her 30th anniversary collection was all about movement) to DVF’s trim shoulder bags, black seemed to be the shade of choice, with Vera Wang also throwing her noir beaver shopping bag into the ring.
In the tenth year of her namesake brand, the always-wearable and ever-relatable Tory Burch gives us another collection of staples. She’s also achieved a slice of global domination, what with over a 100 boutiques and an instantly recognizable logo. Luckily, the trademark was nowhere to be found on this runway.
In my backstage interview with Derek Lam, I asked him to describe his Fall 2014 collection in one word. The answer? Energy. Sportswear-infused and as comfortable as it is polished, the high-octane theme made for a most luxurious collection.
Who you calling ingenue? Jason Wu is proving himself to be the new master of edgy sophistication. Opening with a dark, mature, introspectively and attractively moody tone right out of the gate, his Fall 2014 collection presents a supremely modern interpretation of the femme fatale.