Soooo… New York Fashion Week is over. While NYFW is over, there is no reason we can’t reminisce on our favorite looks! Fashion MONTH might be in full swing, we always think New York brings a little something extra to the table. Here are our favorite Spring 2014 runway moments from some of our favorite designers. What’s to be expected on the streets this coming spring? Think minimalist chic, elegance, with a slight edge. Downtown girl spends a day uptown perhaps? Or maybe it’s the resurgence of the 90’s that are giving us this vibe. Believe me, though. It was hard to narrow down the list to just 10 looks!
1) Theysken’s Theory
Theysken’s Theory was no exception to the 90s rule. With slicked back hair, casual sweaters over midi dresses, and clunky platforms, the models and their outfits took us all the way back. This was one of our favorite looks from Olivier’s collection, being representative of not only this particular show but of NYFW as a whole.
Thakoon is known for his ways on exhibiting ladylike charm through his garments. We loved the one-piece jumpsuit – hard to pull of for sure but done just right can be the perfect spring casual go-to. The little bits of skin popping out from here and there help this look come together.
3) Rag & Bone
Rag & Bone was one of the most talked about shows in New York this season. While much of it had to do with the setting and the A-list crowd, their clothes delivered as well. Also paying homage to the 90s, the designers were not afraid to get extra grungy and gritty. However, they knew exactly how to not overdo it. This all white look is so versatile you wouldn’t be surprised if you saw it on a 13 year old or 30 year old.
4) Proenza Schouler
Jack and Laz never fail to impress me. Proenza Schouler this season was magnificent and beautiful. Perfect tailoring, structural components, and fabrics helped make this collection one of my favorites. It was especially difficult searching for just one outfit to post here but this dress is actually everything I want/need for spring. While being daring, it would be the perfect piece to dress up or down for day & night.
5) Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony’s show indeed was a SHOW. A spectacle. Cars, girls, and clothes… what else could be asked for, though, right? The two designers behind the brand delivered a perfect spring collection. And, while we love monochrome outfits, it was refreshing to see some color and vibrancy. This printed ensemble manages to be high fashion, sporty, yet casual all the same.
6) MM6 Maison Martin Margiela
More color! Hooray! Margiela is the master of construction and his collection this season was no exception. It was even managed to make the “slouchy sweater” of the season look defined and structured (as shown here). Not only that but this look actually looks like something I would throw on daily!
7) Marc Jacobs
Every girl’s gotta go out on the town once in a while right? While I’m up for “pretty” from time to time, I prefer inspired evening looks with impeccable embellishments. Bow ties and lace can only get you so far if the dress is not truly a work of art like this one it. The intricate detailing is enough to make us swoon.
8) Karen Walker
The looks coming down Karen Walker were cool, cute, and work appropriate. While this is one one look, her whole collection was filled with pretty pastels and juxtaposing flowy pieces with more structural aspects. Please feel free to send whole collection our way Ms. Walker!
Joseph Altuzarra is the man who makes me want to rev up the sex appeal and slip into slinky dresses that body-conscious all the same. This ensemble was the perfect representation of that. Elegant, luxurious, but also slightly provocative!
10) Alexander Wang
Like a true Wangster, we have to give a shout out to our main downtown rep, Alex Wang. His collection was minimalistic with an edge… and we think that was one of the most talked about sweatshirt. I spy this on Rihanna in a couple of months?