Fri 02.28
Nina Ricci Fall 2014 Collection

Nina Ricci Fall 2014 Collection: A Day in the High Life

What is the essence of the Nina Ricci woman? That’s the question Peter Copping explored at his show at the Jardin yesterday, and the answer he reaped was a most satisfying one. Not that we didn’t have more than a hint already.

Fri 02.28
Balmain Fall 2014 Collection

Balmain Fall 2014 Collection: She Can’t Be Tamed

Never underestimate the power of a Balmain woman. Or designer Olivier Rousteing, for that matter. While Fall 2014 welcomes a most relaxed collection from Olivier, the sense of confidence is just as potent as ever, proving that power does not lie in the cut of a dress or jacket. It’s all in the spirit.

Fri 02.14

Marc Jacobs Fall 2014 Collection: Oh, You Pretty Things

Freezing rain and slush-filled sidewalks aside, Marc Jacobs’ Fall unveiling (the first without a second gig on his agenda in 14 years) was the best show of the week for me. Billowing clouds reaching down from the ceiling instantly set a mood of freewheeling lightheartedness. And why not? After well over a decade at Louis Vuitton, the man is free.

Thu 02.13
Calvin Klein Fall 2014

Calvin Klein Fall 2014 Collection: Reach Out And Touch Me

The cool minimalism of the early nineties has been a theme that’s popped up at the shows for the last few seasons, but leave it to the original master to finally get it just right. That’s not to say Calvin Klein’s Fall collection isn’t modern. Actually, from the fresh dress cuts to the offbeat fabrications, Francisco Costa is proving he’s far ahead of the curve.

Thu 02.13
Marc Jacobs Fall 2014

You’re Invited: Marc Jacobs Fall 2014 Runway Show

Snowmageddon have you stuck inside? No worries! You’ve still got a front row seat to the best ticket in town – the Marc Jacobs Fall 2014 runway show. Make a hot cup of cocoa, put up your feet, and enjoy! It all goes down at 8 p.m. EST.

Thu 02.13
Ralph Lauren Fall 2014 Collection

Ralph Lauren and Polo Ralph Lauren Fall 2014 Collections: Double Your Pleasure

Like the creed of the USPS, neither snow, nor rain, nor sleet, nor hail could keep me from going to Ralph Lauren in the middle of the snowstorm. As a girl from LA, I was very proud of myself, especially since I took the subway and walked six blocks in treacherous weather conditions.

Thu 02.13
Hugo Boss Fall 2014 Collection

Hugo Boss Fall 2014 Collection: Who’s the Boss?

When you think of Jason Wu, you don’t think masculine two-piece suiting. However, at Hugo Boss, Jason proved he’s not only a top contender in the genre of beautiful gowns, he is a tailor to be reckoned with.

Wed 02.12
Marchesa Fall 2014 Collection

Marchesa Fall 2014 Collection: Dark Beauty

When it comes to Marchesa, you are accustomed to expecting certain things that would never cross your mind when sitting down to another show. Things like sweet ethereality, unapologetic femininity, and the all-out appreciation of beauty in the truest, purest sense of the word.

Wed 02.12
Michael Kors Fall 2014 Collection

Michael Kors Fall 2014 Collection: The Big Easy

Despite half the attendees nearly missing the show (I was running behind Grace Coddington, who later turned to me in elevator and said, “I am too old for this!”) due to a horrific accident that shut down Seventh Avenue, the mood inside Spring Studios was upbeat and energetic. Both DVF and Michael Kors cut their shows by half to show at the new location on Varick Street.