NYFW Round Up Day 2

Coach – NYFW Fall/Winter 2014

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Coach made a strong debut with the house’s first –ever ready-to-wear presentation.  The edgy Americana vibe gave this formally preppy brand a dark twist. This was British designer Stuart Vevers first collection for Coach since replacing Reed Krakoff last year.  Vevers, a veteran of Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, and Loewe, drew inspiration from the Stanley Kubruck’s horror film, “The Shining” and Joel Sternfeld’s images from the book “American Prospects”.

Outerwear in oversized silhouettes was the focus for Vevers. He used a palette of deep fall colors in rich and luxurious fabrics. Vibrant buffalo plaids and gorgeous suede shearlings were paired with wool mini skirts and rubber soled wedge boots. The accessories were stronger than ever, notably the shearling messenger and fringe cross body bags. Vever’s gave the brand a cool spin while still embodying its deep-rooted American spirit.

 

JASON WU – NYFW Fall/Winter 2014

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The vibe at Jason Wu was masculine elegance.  Floor length gowns were topped with dress coats in oversized silhouettes. Tailored suits, cutout dresses, and sweaters paired with skirts for evening all walked the runway. Luxurious fabrics were paired together in monotone shades of blue and grey. Overall Wu was minimalistic and romantic in his approach to formalwear.

–by: Bryn Poulos

Based out of New York City, Bryn is a fashion consultant at OliviaPalermo.com. She has had over six years of industry experience and was most recently the Accessories Editor at Marie Claire. Follow her on instagram and twitter @brynpoulos. Bryn is consulting Fashion Director for FORM MGMT & OliviaPalermo.com

 

Kate Spade- NYFW Fall.Winter 2014

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On an otherwise chilly day in New York City, creative director Deborah Lloyd, brought out Kate Spade New York’s classic 50′s and 60′s silhouettes with a modern twist easily making us forget all about the weather outside and instead had us fall in love with their preppy, endearing and colorful Fall/Winter 2014 collection.

Exuding youthfulness, the models stood clad in wools, satin and mohair in vibrant colors of kelly green, cobalt blue and pale pink while adorned with accessories like leather driving gloves, bucket hats and whimsically shaped handbags inspired by Japan.  Bejeweled collars and fun graphic prints danced across simple crew-neck sweaters, dress coats and tapered trousers and to provide an additional dose of girly-ness were swirls of colorful florals, adorable bow accents and sequin filled tunics.  Sticking true to their design aesthetic, Lloyd once again provides her fans with another wearable and yet truly stand-out collection.

–by: Jillian Magenheim

Jillian Magenheim is a writer, editor and a digital media/PR consultant for multiple fashion and beauty brands.  You can follow her thoughts on twitter @Magenhaz

 

Peter Som – NYFW Fall/Winter 2014

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In typical Peter Som fashion his collection ranged from polished and pulled together to hippie wild child. The looks transitioned from understated and structured silhouettes of the 1960s to the relaxed free-spirited vibes of the 1970s. The blurred floral prints were a highlight of the collection, which Som describes as “roses, with some mystery.” This print was most notably shown in a mandarin orange shift dress paired with boots and a long silk gown with a plunging neckline. Overall the collection was about a person testing the waters between being buttoned-up and free spirited.

 

REBECCA MINKOFF NYFW Fall/Winter 2014

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The vibe at Rebecca Minkoff was classic menswear with a feminine touch. Overcoats were paired with tailored trousers and silk blouses in boyish silhouettes.  The palette consisted of muted lilac, warm beige, petal pink, soft grey, and touches of burgundy. A baseball inspired jacket in a mix of wool and textured fabrics was a collection highlight. The accessories ranged from structured top handled totes to brightly colored fur cross body bags and most notably a pair of black booties with fur pom-poms.

 

Zimmermann A/W 2014

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Stepping further into edgy waters this season, Nicky Zimmermann presented a moody undertone with the influence of “Beatniks, Sharpies and Teddy Girls” in her Fall 2014 collection titled, “Cloud Stompers”.

And stomp they did, with twisted slicked back hair-do’s, dark oxblood lips and black tasseled loafers to be precise.  Each luxurious look sashayed down the runway with fabrics spliced together combining angora wools, heavy satins and organza warped into molded shapes with prints of photographic clouds and murky florals shown in colors of dark purple, charcoal, red and black.  Chrome and gunmetal studs were used as piping to piece each ensemble together, allowing for peek-a-boo’s of skin and providing a hard edge to even the most feminine lace.  These embellishments found themselves on everything from Zimmermann’s crew neck blouses and long sleeved full-skirted dresses to largely over-sized coats, strapless wide-legged jumpsuits and androgyny inspired suits.  A perfect combination of defiance and innocence, with her second runway show at Lincoln Center, Nicky certainly did her influence justice.

–by: Jillian Magenheim

Jillian Magenheim is a writer, editor and a digital media/PR consultant for multiple fashion and beauty brands.  You can follow her thoughts on twitter @Magenhaz

 

DANNIJO – Fall/Winter 2014

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One of the most talked about labels at NYFW thus far, both for its stellar Fall/Winter 2014 line-up, and an ingenious fashion presentation, is the accessories brand DANNIJO.  The sister team behind the brand has certainly set the stage for something immense to come their way.  The show took place at the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, where a graceful group of decked-out ballerinas (sporting faux Mohawks) showed of the collection – dancing flawlessly in and around a boxing ring.  The collection is titled BOXERina and in the words of Danielle Snyder, Co-Founder and Creative Director, this collection hinges on the relationship between ballet and boxing, and its ability to connect us to the bare essence of humanity. BOXERina is about the power of emotion—its role in creating and humanizing our heroes.

There is definitely a vulnerability among all the hardiness of the jewels they created for the season, while the colossal power of each piece surely stems from its intricate design essence.

–by: Andrea Mestrovic

Andrea Mestrovic is a multi-lingual, multi-talented, but modest multi-tasker who has lived on both sides of the Atlantic. Andrea has a sure-footed instinct for discovering magnificent finds all over the globe. You can follow her on twitter @AndreaMestrovic or read all her posts on oliviapalermo.com/author/andrea 

Andrea Mestrovic is a multi-lingual, multi-talented, but modest multi-tasker who has lived on both sides of the Atlantic. Andrea has a sure-footed instinct for discovering magnificent finds all over the globe. You can follow her on twitter @AndreaMestrovic or read all her posts on http://oliviapalermo.com/author/andrea

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