New York Fashion Week Fall 2014
September 15, 2014, Senior Editior
‘When your halo slips for good, you’ll have to wear your hood’, and there goes the New York Fashion Week kicking off the global calendar of Fashion, from 3rd to 11th of September 2014. More than 100 designers were scheduled to show their fall collection in the Mercedes-Benz tents at Lincoln Center and other New York venues.
Designers with an extra edge:
For those who accuse the fashion industry of taking itself a little seriously, the “live immersive experience” held by British designer Gareth Pugh at New York fashion week on Thursday might have seemed like an emotional case in point. Rather than staging a conventional catwalk show, Pugh’s spring/summer collection was when models danced and writhed, one floated high above the rest; arms outstretched blissfully, strips of white fabric glowing like angel’s wings.
Tracy Reese had dancers pop out of the audience for a brief performance that opened her New York Fashion Week show on Sunday. A green strapless maxi dress was printed with cactus flowers and worn with a raffia check jacket in another shade of green.
When it comes to fashion, the term ‘ethical’ doesn’t usually summon up images of on-trend collections, and clothing with mass market appeal. But Edun, the label owned by Bono and his wife Ali Hewson is proving that ‘ethical’ fashion can be just that following the Edun Spring Summer 2015 show at New York Fashion Week. Inky blue and striped tunics were cinched in with wide ring belts. There was summer comfort in slider sandals and glamour in ivory satin coats and waistcoats with asymmetric side ties. The inclusion of a coral red provided a welcome pop of color.
One of the UK’s most successful and independent fashion brands with global recognition, Jenny Packham has become the design house of choice when it comes to evening dressing and bridal wear. OnTuesday, 9th September 2014, New York, Jenny Packham showed her collection at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week. Inspired by the famous Marilyn Monroe this season’s collection featured crepes in pillar-box red and bold china blue, draped off the shoulder and clinched at the waist, alongside sleek silhouettes in textured metallic. A full length, form fitting gown in fine illusion tulle encrusted with waterfalls of sequins was inspired by the iconic ‘Some Like it Hot’ cocktail dress.
Accessorizes that sizzled on the Runway:
There is nothing that brings smile to our face than a pretty ring, a jangly necklace or sparkling diamond earrings. Big or small, real or fake, they lift up the spirits as they lift up the looks. Jewelry, be it beads or earrings, they make any ordinary outfit look outstanding.And no one knows this better than the pro-dressers of New York Fashion Week.
Stars in Attendance:
Rihanna sported a white Edun crop top with a teeny hot pink Versace mini featuring a thigh high split held together with safety pins. She wore gold studded black sandals and accessorized with her favorite body chain.Whereas,Nicki Minaj, had her notorious buns on display in her fitting Versus Versace T-shirt dress. This vibrant geometric dress was the perfect choice for this occasion! She paired them with platform leather Versace boots, and accessorized with gold dangling earrings and gold bracelets.Jennifer Hudson heated it up in a silk white mini paired with black pointed toe thigh high boots. Victoria Justice was the belle of the ball in the stylish short sleeve two-piece number which featured sheer fabric to properly showcase her figure. A pair of shiny black heels and a matching black leather handbag completed the fabulous look.
New York Fashion Week was as always a real treat to all the fashionistas. The combination of fashion and food was a warm welcome to tired editors on the last day of Fashion Week. The front row is usually abuzz with industry gossip, editorial deadlines, how tired everyone feels. But every now and then something comes down the runway that’s so shocking that the fashion set can’t stop talking about it. From bringing in latest trends of fashion to widening its aspects on social media, one can see this industry making new moves from bold to emotional. The fashion show as we know it, has been changed forever.