See the best runway looks from New York Fashion Week Spring 2014. My picks, meaning, whatever I see here makes me go bananas!
1. Cushnie et Ochs
Sleek and slim is nothing new for Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs who said the inspiration this season were hospitals. Mental institutions, to be exact. Karlie Kloss opened the show in a white asymmetrical viscose crepe bandage dress. A well-thought out series of body-con numbers in a palette of white, grey, black, and aubergine comprised the collection.
2. Monique Lhullier
This season is dedicated to "delicately balanced textures, innovative layering and sophisticated ease." Think Palazzo pant rompers, one-shoulder gowns, ballgown skirts paired with cropped bandeaus and plenty of pretty lace, embroidery and iridescent silk.
3. Carolina Herrera
From elegant separates to red-carpet ready gowns. Carolina Herrera this season was all about movement. It was inspired by the Kinetic art movement, embracing the optical effects of motion and perception and applying that sensibility to material and silhouette.
Urban and sporty sophistication – from speedy sport inspired pieces to sexy bias cut columns that I believe will be copied by all those high street brands in no time.
It's all in the details. Thakoon glamorized basic essentials in every women's wardrobe with embellishments and crystal. He experiments with camisoles, cotton shirts and slip dresses in a whole new way you want to be dressed in.
5. Jason Wu
I'd go for Jason Wu for tailored pieces and relaxed proportions. Although it wasn't anything spectacular, I still crave for his take on sophisticated natural beauty.
6. 3.1 Phillip Lim
Elements. Water appeared in wave motifs on the bottom of boxy tops, while fire appeared in the flickery edges of moire leopard print. There were plenty of Lim's sharply cut trousers and moto jackets in the mix, alongside loose shift dresses.
7. Prabal Gurung
The show represented a fresh, new look that was the perfect combination of pastel panels and classy evening wear. Bold color, technical experimentation and ambition, with a baseline of classic 1950s. elegance.
Debuting its first runway show at New York Fashion Week, Zimmermann designers Nicky and Simone Zimmermann focused on creating romantic and feminine pieces for the spring 2014 season. I fell in love with this brand ever since I went to their boutique in Paddington, Sydney. When I heard they are showing in New York, I knew they won't disappoint.
Images from various sources.