You can always count on eveningwear-maven Jenny Packham to go for romance over modernism, yesterday over tomorrow, and her Spring 2014 collection was barely a departure from her gorgeously feminine norm. But while staying true to her distinct aesthetic, she did manage to mix it up!
I love it when a show feels less like looking and more like shopping. I may be imaginary shopping while it’s still coming forth down the runway, but when I catch myself making countless mental notes for next season’s wardrobe, I know I’m witnessing something special.
Carolina Herrera has always been known for her sophisticated look, and while the Spring 2014 collection certainly fulfills that expectation, it takes things a step further thanks to its inspiration – the Kinetic Art movement. The designer’s signature romantic, billowing organza was there, but with a techno edge that shone through in both the accents and the construction.
If amazing leather leggings, luxuriant cashmere basics, and alligator backpacks that cost more than some small homes are still what comes to mind when you think of The Row, just take a look at their Spring 2014 collection. Mary-Kate and Ashley have taken their girl on a journey – and she’s not planning on staying anywhere for too long.
We’re about mid-way through New York Fashion Week, and there’s a clear theme in place for Spring 2014: out with the body-conscious and in with the diaphanous, free, and loose. Donna Karan cemented the laidback vibe at her show, which was founded on flowing silhouettes of sheer fabric for her earthy-meets-polished babe.
Flowers always bloom in fashion come springtime, but when you add in Afro Cuban influences, raffia embroidery, and jogging pants, florals become an entirely new print. Tracy Reese even went so far as to tattoo the models with blooms! That was just the beginning, though.