Fashion Week Highlights

September 15, 2014

fashion / style

Now that Fashion Week has wrapped, I love going through all of the shows and picking my favorite looks. There are a handful of designers I look forward to seeing each season, knowing they won’t disappoint (ie, Oscar de la Renta).  Here are some of the highlights I plucked out of the Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear shows…

Timo Weiland is a brand to watch. What I liked about this collection was the subtle splashes of pastels mixed with black-and-white prints. And the on-trend crop top/skirt combo is a look I’ll be loving for awhile. See the entire Spring 2015 RTW collection here.

Jenny Packham is probably best known for her gowns, which are spectacular, but I gravitated toward her more wearable pieces this season. Inspired by Marilyn Monroe, her collection is feminine, demure, and flattering. You can see the whole she-bang here.

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Micheal Kors is one of those American sportswear designers that really does no wrong. Season after season, his ready-to-wear is not only fun, but accessible. This collection embodies Spring with florals, lace, and gingham popping down the runway. If this floats your boat, take a peek at Karen Walker, Barbara Tfank, and Donna Karan.

Clover Canyon is a brand I’ve seen on celebs and in stores, but up until this season, had not noticed on the runway. I was immediately drawn to the combinations of color and print. And while the line may seem more editorial, the dresses in this season’s collection have a real wear-ability.  You can see the whole collection here.

There really wasn’t a look I didn’t like on Erin Fetherston‘s runway. The silhouettes were classic, with pencil skirts and buttoned necklines, but made modern with sheer elements and crop tops. I love a black and white moment, and this one is quite lovely.

Elizabeth and James is this cool, California line by Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen that to me, epitomizes understated chic. This collection felt effortless yet luxe and my personal loves include the perfectly tailored white jumpsuit (above) and this dress that I anticipate seeing on everyone from starlets in the daytime to fashion bloggers on the streets. Ready to up the A&MK ante? Check out their other line, The Row, which also showed last week.

Alice + Olivia is one of my favorite brands and what I really love about the Spring RTW collection was that there really is something for everyone. Graphic prints? Check. A-line skirts? Check. 60s color? 70s Flare? Dresses? Separates? Check, check, check, and CHECK. I really love each look, but if I had to choose a favorite, it would be this little number.

 

Rosie Assoulin is another designer to keep your eye on. The brand hit a break earlier this year when Michelle Dockery appeared on the Emmy red carpet in Rosie Assoulin. What stood out to me was her amazing use of color. Her pieces are quite sculptural and appear to pop on the models in rich hues.

Boss creates beautifully tailored staples, and this season’s collection is certainly no exception. Creative Director Jason Wu is a genius, and I’m particularly smitten with his evening looks. When combing through this collection, I couldn’t help but think, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”  These pieces appear modern and timeless at the same time, and if I had just one in my closet, I wouldn’t be mad about it.

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