New York Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2014 is finally drawing to a close, and it’s been a stellar season indeed! We’ve chronicled the trends seen at various shows from this mega fashion event, and here are the trends we loved from Day 7.
Feathers & Fur
The last day of fashion week saw the wintry combination of feathers and plush furs. We loved the luxe coats at Michael Kors, the hides at Reed Krakoff and the plethora of feathers in deep hues at Marchesa.
Chic, restrained and understated, grey is every woman’s best friend. Jason Wu for Hugo Boss saw beautifully cut grey dresses in midi lengths with subtle detailing. Calvin Klein saw felted coats in staid greys, and Marc Jacobs had a collection of wispy organza dresses in shades of smoke.
Panelling in 2014 has taken a new turn with abstract looking seamwork. We loved the Proenza Schouler coats and the dresses at Reed Krakoff.
Stripes & Swirls
The Proenza Schouler ramp saw glorious marbled swirls already seen in different forms in previous seasons. This time around, these swirls were magnified with hints of texture and shine on voluminous skirts and jackets. Bibhu Mohapatra was inspired by ideas as contrasting as Tibetan textiles and the bar code pattern, which he translated as stripes in a refined style onto his gauzy silk dresses in gold and silver.
Going by the Philosophy, Hugo Boss, Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein shows, less is definitely more. These houses are known experts in pattern-making and boast of flawless cuts and finishes. When these basic elements are displayed so beautifully, the need for ostentation and surface ornamentation disappears. Powder nudes, power and stark whites spoke for themselves at these shows.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our daily trend reports from NYFW as much we’ve loved putting them together. Fashion week month has only just started though, so stay tuned for more from the bright and shiny world of style only on Stylista Insider. Next up, London Fashion Week!