It’s that time of the year again, when fashion designers flash their latest collections to a myriad of editors, bloggers, and socialites and even celebrities at various grandiose venues. No one can deny the fact that New York Fashion Week is among the much-anticipated events in the fashion industry all over the world. While I can’t drool over the garments physically, I was able to have my eyes fixated on them thanks to the Internet. This is why I’m sharing with you my thoughts on the recent shows at the NYFW Spring/Summer 2014 runways. By the way, I think I have to post 3 parts of my NYFW “reviews”.
Let me begin this “review” with 3.1 Phillip Lim. Judging from the color palette of Lim’s S/S 2014 collection, it seems like I need to stock up on whites and blues for the hot season. Structured jackets, jacquards, and leather completed the crisp yet edgy set of clothes that were paraded by models with barely there makeup. I actually like the fact that Lim was able to incorporate a dash of prints all over sheer pieces for a little bit of drama. And oh, white over white isn’t a bad thing either. Overall, it was a very relaxed collection that every working girl wouldn’t want to miss.
Hooray! Crop tops are here to stay until, well, at least summer of next year. This is what Alexander Wang showed in his own collection that I’d like to call “Bringing Back the 90s.” Being a 90s baby, I was able to relive the moments when pleated skirts and printed sweaters ruled the fashion scene with Wang’s masterpieces. Although the cold air is making its way to my country, I suddenly want to fast-forward the time to the sunny weather and slip into a crop top with a pair of creepers that I first saw on Spice Girls. Anyway, Wang made me realize that fashion repeats itself. Good job on the chest-baring dresses as well! Yo, the 90s is so back!
At first I thought they were pajama tops on Altuzarra’srunway, it turned out to be perfectly tailored blouses that would definitely sell like hotcakes among professional women. There were plenty of Burberry-like designs – which I never realized until staring at the first few looks – but it was the mixing-and-matching of unique pieces that caught me. Even if some were too dark for summer, I think the fringes made it work and will make it work under the scorching sun. I’d love to personally shake hands with Altuzarra for a job well done. This time, I’m pretty sure that his S/S 14 collection is talked about by everybody.
Part 2 coming soon. Stay tuned, dearies! 😉
Photos from Women’s Wear Daily