After review of almost all of the collections shown at September’s New York Fashion Week, I have selected my favorite collections based on uniqueness, style and wearability. Here we go!
Oscar de la Renta:
As you may know, Oscar never dissapoints! The collection showcased lots of black and white but the patterns and silhouettes added fabulous drama. The collection seamlessly transitioned from black and white to dainty dresses with beautiful color, to evening wear to flatter both the eye and the body.
Marc by Marc Jacobs:
Marc Jacobs took two of the biggest trends for the season – sportswear and metallics, and made a fabulous, fun collection. This collection has a youthful heart but can be worn by anyone who isn’t afraid to make a statement. Many of the pieces can be taken from day to night, in other words dressed up or down, making it a true RTW collection.
If you know me, you know Christian Siriano is one of my favorite designers so naturally I had to include him on this list. But alas, his collection was beautiful. It included flattering, feminine pieces with boldly structured garments. Sent down the runway was black and white, crop tops and dresses made for dancing. Christian has a thing for flowers and this resonated at both the beginning of the story and at the end as he included colorful flowers. “My customer asked for color so I gave it to her,” says Siriano. *Bonus: the shoes were mouth-watering too!
Kate Spade New York offered so much color and so much flare. This collection is for the preppy traveler fond of European influence with a 60s feel. It was just simply adorable as Kate Spade usually is.
Rodarte took East Coast themes for a spin while offering the usual unique Rodarte couture-inspired elements. For spring, it was a dark collection but light was added with whites and flamboyant animal prints.
Mara Hoffman is always known for her prints and flow-like garments but this collection included more prints and color than usual, and it was absolutely stunning. “This collection is about straight-up happiness,” said Mara. And happy it was. There were a few flower child moments in the form of maxi dresses and colorful accents all over.
Cushine Et Ochs:
The Cushine Et Ochs collection played up the sexiest parts of a woman’s body and highlighted them with sultry peek-a-boo moments. There wasn’t much color but the precision of each garment made up for the three pops of purple. Overall, we can call this, high end sexy.
What made the cut for your favorite S/S 2014 collections from NYFW?
Photo Credit: Style.com
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