February means appreciating love, welcoming back the sunshine, but most importantly-obsessing over New York Fashion Week! It’s a week devoted to displaying innovation, beauty and inspiration, not to mention that what happens during this week sets the tone for the upcoming seasons. Fall/Winter 2014 NYFW was all about textures, layering, booties, and neutral color pallets with pops of reds and purples.
1. Opening Ceremony. Opening Ceremony is known for showcasing the spirit of a different visiting country each year and transforming each store into a marketplace for exotic souvenirs and international talent. The brand is known for its outrageous runway styles, such as models being put into muscle cars careering onto a pier-side catwalk and this year’s surprise: 2,000 lbs of melted chocolate dripping down the runway bordering walls! The chocolate was used to symbolize 2014’s visited country: Belgium. Hence, the Belgium chocolate walls. The collection featured many zip-up or -down adjustments according to the likes of the wearer, much like the Maison Scotch Home Alone Hoodie offered here at the shop. The black thumbprint pattern made its debut and was incorporated into a few eye-catching pieces. OC proves that no woman should fear mixing textures and prints!
2. Diane von Furstenberg. Diane von Furstenberg artfully collaborated two inspirations in her collection: the colorful, organic shapes of midcentury Venetian glass and the glamour and energy of New York City. She named her collection Bohemian Rhapsody, I’m assuming because of all of the prints and abstractions. DVF’s collection features styles inspired from the classic wrap dress while staying true to her brand aesthetic of bold mix-and-match combinations. Love knots, rosebuds, stars, moons, and clouds—all prints seen often from DVF. Another designer that is pushing for a print overload this fall!
3. Rag & Bone. High-waists, silks , knits and quoted as “hunting” inspired, Rag & Bone presented their Fall 2014 Ready To Wear Collection as unique as ever. The clash between British and American styles adds a fun twist to the popular layering look we’ve seen in previous seasons. Rag & Bone showed that variance from sportswear to knitwear can all come together and become a cohesive look. Layering bold knits and sleek leggings with a pair of booties is the crave-able look that is sure to be all the rage this fall. Rag & Bone perfectly captured the effortless cool that all women desire!