NYFW Round Up Day 6

Today’s round up includes Oscar de la Renta, Naeem Khan, J.Crew, Tory Burch, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Diesel, Rodarte and Narciso Rodriguez.

NAEEM KHAN NYFW FALL/WINTER 2014

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Autumn/Winter 2014 was infused with dramatic glamour at Naeem Khan, full of 1930′s references and oriental nuances. The Indian-American designer opened with beautifully intricate gold embroidery, seen as oversized, symmetrical placement prints and along sheer sleeves on slim-cut shifts and column gowns. A full-length, open-backed white gown continued the thirties theme with a typical gathered neckline and figure-skimming silhouette.

Later, flapper style marabou feathers lined hems and art deco informed relief prints on dresses with skirts that danced nonchalantly around the body. Sensual sheer layers were a reoccurring point seen in panels across shoulders, as sleeves and notably included in striped maxi-shifts. Later, the orient inspired large red and foil photographic florals, as well as a collection of Chinese red dresses in an intricate, symmetrical relief print – a geometric kind of lace if you will. Metallics were another sticking point, seen as a soft petroleum sheen to outfits and closing the show with a fabulous gold chevron fringe used on cute slip dresses and a gown, worn off the shoulder with a full skirt that sashayed the show to a close.

By: Sarah Wade

Based just outside London, Sarah-Leigh Wade-Bunting is an editor and brand consultant working with trend forecasting organisations and international retailers, specialising in digital media. Sarah-Leigh launched her popular eponymous blog Sarah-LeighsStyleFiles.com in 2009 and is an advocate of emerging talent, vintage fashion and the arts. You can follow her on Twitter @sarah_leigh_b

 

OSCAR DE LA RENTA NYFW 2014

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It was another beautiful collection for Oscar de la Renta. The show opened with a menswear inspired pinstriped suit. Oscar added a feminine touch to the look with a jeweled collar and sable fur jacket.  Dashes of cobalt blue and red stood out against a mainly black and white collection.  The show closed with a elegant tassel gown.

 

J.CREW NYFW FALL/WINTER 2014

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Ah, Jenna Lyons. The woman after every woman’s own heart. With her first UK store opening in London last year, she’s ahead of the retail game, proven even more so by her bright, sharp fall collection. Elegance was there in the ankle-tie stilettos, and sumptuous midi pencil skirts, but it had a compadre. The rebellious, and most notably, wearable, items, including print jumpers, puffer jackets and tailored boy shorts, brought the collection to life, and will easily bring them to people’s closets too. Colour pop clutches, print on print, shoulder-draped coats – cheerful, chic, and real, the modern superwoman delivers again.

By: Sarah Kwong

Sarah is a features writer for a women’s weekly magazine and is based in London. Prior to this, she worked for Cosmopolitan UK magazine, and has freelanced for a variety of National magazines and websites, including The Times Magazine, Glamour and Cosmopolitan.co.uk, among others. She also blogs on the Huffington Post.

 

TORY BURCH NYFW FALL/WINTER 2014

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This fall, Tory Burch has offered us relevance. She drew inspiration from her dad’s collection of armor, which is so in thanks to Game of Thrones and upcoming The Musketeers TV remake. Each piece that came down the runway was full, complete. From a silver sweater paired with a silver skirt (armor references a-plenty) to thigh high wool stockings, every item had a purpose; a part of the complete puzzle. Middle-aged touches were present in the colours, fur-trimmed accessories and strong but rounded shapes, not to mention the bejeweled medieval cross embellishment.

By: Sarah Kwong

Sarah is a features writer for a women’s weekly magazine and is based in London. Prior to this, she worked for Cosmopolitan UK magazine, and has freelanced for a variety of National magazines and websites, including The Times Magazine, Glamour and Cosmopolitan.co.uk, among others. She also blogs on the Huffington Post.

 

MARC BY MARC JACOBS NYFW FALL/WINTER2014

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For Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley’s first foray as joint designers at Marc By Marc Jacobs (now to be known as MBMJ), the brief was to take the line back to its roots. With a sprinkling of girl power and influence from British subcultures, fall/winter 2014 just got attitude.

As with a lot of collections this season, an ever-so-slightly-vintage, après-ski look was evident. Chunky boots, not out of place on the slopes, were paired with sports-luxe finishes, wide, waist-cinching belts and wintery layers, not to mention the odd pair of braces. Layering was key to the styling with turtle necks under blouses, jersey sleeves peeking out from under shorter jackets and slouchy socks over tights.

Tailoring was another focal point, updated with geometric panelling in an array of bright colours or contrasting coloured lapels – all cinched with these super-wide belts. PVC and tartan look set to stick around with separates once again layered up for an edgy look.

By: Sarah Wade

Based just outside London, Sarah-Leigh Wade-Bunting is an editor and brand consultant working with trend forecasting organisations and international retailers, specialising in digital media. Sarah-Leigh launched her popular eponymous blog Sarah-LeighsStyleFiles.com in 2009 and is an advocate of emerging talent, vintage fashion and the arts. You can follow her on Twitter @sarah_leigh_b

 

DIESEL BLACK AND GOLD NYFW FALL/WINTER 2014

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Diesel Black and Gold came out with an on-brand edgy bang for their latest A/W 2014 collection.  With futuristic influence, Andreas Melbostad provided easy to wear pieces containing sleek lines with a rock and roll feel his customers will easily take from the runway to everyday.  Shiny silvers and bright whites stood out in Melbostad’s mostly all-black collection that was filled with signature leather topstitched skinnies, sheer paneled blouses and hardware embellishments in the form of disco-ball reflecting metal plated disks.  Moto-jackets, pleated miniskirts and zipper trim accents appeared frequently and in multiple fabrications while precise tailoring and fur lined coats provided a level of sharp sophistication throughout the line.  If this is what Melbostad has decided is the future of fashion for Diesel, we’re more than happy to go there with him.

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

 

RODARTE NYFW FALL/WINTER 2014

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You hear ‘Rodarte’ you think Mulleavy sisters, which then fills you with happy, warm thoughts. That’s just the effect the talented designers have on everyone, celebs included. Not just because of their personal disposition, but that of their collection, too. Their fall collection contained  seventies colours and futuristic touches, but they were all woven together by memories. The smock dresses were a throwback to childhood days, but the silouhettes were more womanly, wearable for today’s woman. The colours were typically Autumnal (browns, reds, purples, blacks), but the integration of seemingly sporadically-mixed prints and the swathes of deep, warm fabrics paved the way for nostalgia with a twist. The highlight? Indubitably, the Star Wars CP30 motif, printed onto the bottom of a crochet-topped dress.

By: Sarah Kwong

Sarah is a features writer for a women’s weekly magazine and is based in London. Prior to this, she worked for Cosmopolitan UK magazine, and has freelanced for a variety of National magazines and websites, including The Times Magazine, Glamour and Cosmopolitan.co.uk, among others. She also blogs on the Huffington Post.

 

NARCISO RODRIGUEZ NYFW FALL/WINTER 2014

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If there’s a designer that never fails to nail geometric, colorblocked minimalism at it’s absolute chicest, it’s Narciso Rodriguez.  His Fall/Winter 2014 collection delivered on clean lines and silhouettes that epitomized simplicity and sophistication.  Jackets, relaxed shift dresses and blouses were enhanced by bold seams, tailored to perfection and taking shape into modernistic, sculptural curves.  Wardrobe pieces were also accented with blocks of satin and sequins, adding an understated luxé touch. Envisioned in a range of neutrals, metallic and jewel tones, Rodriguez’s collection let the cuts speak for themselves, with each garment embodying the designer’s signature unassuming elegance resulting in a full range of undisputed staple pieces perfectly complemented with pointed toe heels. The Rodriguez woman is classic yet contemporary and precise but unpretentious, and Rodriguez’ F/W14 collection fittingly had both broad appeal and a pointed personality.

–Sarah Bertness is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer covering the arts, music, fashion and culture. She has a love for all things avant-garde, late night rock and roll, wanderlust, and a good dose of fringe and gold sequins. You can follow her musings on Twitter @sarahbertness

 

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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