Geometric designs rose into wider prominence and billowy sheer layers made it into more looks. Loose styles have cemented their place for the upcoming season.
True to its sporty image, Lacoste delivered sports-jersey inspired prints in flattering loose cuts. Mesh detailing adorned the jersey dresses. Jackets were fastened around the waists, through belt loops using the jackets’ belt in lieu of tying the sleeves together. Geometric patterns closed off the show, with thin and wide stripes interweaving together throughout the dress designs with asymmetric hemlines.
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The elements of natural Nepalese beauty inspire this collection. It starts off with beautiful embroidered tendrils weaving through organza to soft aquamarines and cool blues. Then, it shifts to the mountain peaks with water-color like prints of mountains, before flowing into more earthy designs that reminisce of colorful limestone. True to trend, flow, loose fit, geometric patterns and sportswear elements were all present in the pieces.
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Beautiful cutout dresses and abstract prints made friends with accents like nylon belts and thick nylon rope. The shoulders on a few pieces were reminiscent of Thom Browne’s Fall 2014 collection.
Geometric designs and simple cuts harken to a Scandanavian countryside scene, harboring elements of utilitarianism.
Jill Stuart chose to embrace the ’70s by focusing on the high-flying and high-class women of the decade. Beautiful billowy blouses stood out against the more rigid suede bottoms and single braid belts loosely cinched kaftan shirts and dresses.
A fairly solid debut collection, although a bit un-inspiring and sometimes clunky. Despite the safety of the designs (or maybe due to), many of the pieces are very wearable.
Girly and safe pieces comprised the collection. All the designs remained very safe with mass market appeal. Nothing groundbreaking, but nevertheless cute.
The collection was more of a social stance on sustainability, with what’s inside counting as equally as how it is presented. Pharrell Williams presented the collection in a collaboration with G-Star for Parley for the Oceans. The fabrics are made from plastic bottles collected from the ocean.
Soft shades dominated the color palette. A garden of flowers adorned some pieces, bringing a flirty side to the clothes. Some edgier pieces were then introduced into the mix with a black latex-like gloss. The clothes flowed from day to night, with beautiful siren-like yet youthful gowns strutting down the runway.
The collection felt like a modern vs 80’s rock’n’roll chic. Metallic hues, deep v-necks, silk sports-jackets, chain accessories and silver lace-up heels completed the hard edged aura.
Sweet and feminine pieces in soft pastels, adorned with ruffles and flowers.
Incredible cutout dresses worthy of the red carpet and fun pieces to appeal to the young.
The bodysuits are futuristic and are calling Lady Gaga’s name. The evening gowns however can grace any elegant and edgy woman’s wardrobe for a special event.
The patterns on the fabrics were brilliantly manipulated to form bolder shapes that made a great statement paired with the tame colors.
Hervé Léger by Max Azria
The collection starts off with Japanese and kimono inspired pieces in cool colors shown in between the famous body-con mini-dresses. The real gold comes mid-show when expertly manipulated designs mold the dresses into body-con works of art.
The collection draws on the desert culture, with native inspired designs gracing the clothes.
Relaxed and casual vibe draws on California cool.
A subdued color tone dominated the show, the feature of which was a distressed sequin dress.
Wang didn’t bother with loose inspirational references. Instead, he chose the sneaker as the muse and re-imagined different brands as the clothing pieces. The result was a show with fluid curves, athletic fabrics and a cult-appeal feel.
Architectural pieces that receive authenticity through handcrafted elements from Peru and Japan.
Intricate laser-cut designs and delicate slip dresses were infused with elegance and luxury at Siriano’s show. The biggest standouts on the runway were the simple designs that beautifully draped on the models.
Butterflies, blue skies and a hauntingly serene spring scene. Transformation and metamorphosis were the theme, with the show starting off a bit closed off. Slowly, the clothes evolved into billowy and free structures. The butterflies were colorful and a bit kitschy, without being obnoxious. The layer fabric had a quality of a butterfly wing: thin, ethereal and captivating. The standouts of the show were a transparent layer butterfly print dress and the structured colorful bodice gown as the final piece.
The show consisted of strong and gladiator-like clothes with structured pleats and gleaming threads that hinted at an obnoxious vibe. Gently flowing pieces were more akin to Egyptian goddess and more true to the inspiration.
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Son Jung Wan
Rugged edges and earthy tones made some pieces seem heavy and unrefined. The dresses with gold paneling and the zippered white pieces, however, introduce extreme wear-ability and interesting design that doesn’t overpower the garment’s functionality.
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The clothes were haunting, mysterious and seductive. Not surprising since Joseph Altuzarra’s inspiration this season was Rosemary’s Baby. Opening in a stream of innocent ginghams with very grown up elements (high slits and low-buttoned shirts), he led us through to an ultimately bondage-like motif of sturdy, fitted leather pieces in large grid patterns. He tied the hard edged woman and the softer introduction pieces together toward the end, where the fusion of the two emerged in billowy dresses and florals pitted against the contrast of darker tuxedo jackets and strong utilitarian undergarments boldly showing through the sheer numbers.
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Adaptable, un-pretentious and cool girl chic pieces inspired by Africa and the Berber culture.
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A collection of avant-garde designs from the young and bright future wave.
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