The NYFW Fall 2014 is one to remember. Sure, all the collections were great, but most of all we will remember this one for the icy cold weather that had us wear warm practical clothes (urghh!) all day and not all our hot new Spring designer goodies that we had actually packed into our Louis Vuitton’s. Well, never mind, we can wear all that in Paris later!
Ironically, on the catwalks of New York, we saw exactly the kind of warm clothes that could be worn in the streets of the freezing city. Never have we seen a season here, with so many great coats in all shapes from oversize to cocoon shape to the parka kind. And never have we seen so many inventive heavy knits (the Row had a moment here), sweaters of all kinds – even sweater dresses – and so much mohair in one place at the same time. NYFW was apparently all about not showing any skin – even the neck covering turtle neck seemed to have a big comeback everywhere – or at least it was about keeping some areas of the body totally covered and others not as a contrast.
Apart from that it seemed designers were generally in the mood for designing comfortable clothes – and as some say – real luxury always comes with great comfort, no matter what! That meant an overload of fur, leather and suede in many collections and the return of the comfortable wide trousers. And one thing we must not forget. There was great examples of tartans used in new ways everywhere like at Hilfiger and Vera Wang! We will also remember the NYC shows for all the masculine looking girls like the little uniformed army girls with boyish hair at Alexander Wang for instance. And we will remember stand out shows like the catholic inspired Thom Browne extravaganza and off course the Marc By Marc Jacobs show – the first one by Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier and their hordes of models dressed like cartoon biker ninjas. And hey, apparently it’s hot to have bleached hair again! A whole group of the new great girls are super blond now – even Ashley Goode went platinum for New York!
By Uffe Buchard – Editor in Chief
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