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LOOK BOOK: Costello Tagliapietra F/W14


New York, NY  March 28, 2014

“This collection was inspired by an amalgam of our favorite heroines of sci-fi and fantasy,” explain Costello & Tagliapietra. “These are pieces for an imaginary tale of power and strength. Books of European fairy tales spun with vintage militia were used to explore new techniques in couture finishings, leather and thread tracing the body’s curves against the colors of jewels discovered in a long lost treasure, slightly deeper and slightly richer; a certain magic.  We had alpaca yarn woven to look like an alien fur and reimagined the textures of reptiles, hand weaving them into jacquards that glimmer with depth and surface tension.” – Costello Tagliapietra




LOOK BOOK: Emerson f/w14



New York, NY  March 27, 2014

Designer  Jackie Fraser-Swan’s Emerson collection portrays the perfect combination of rock meets romance that is her brand’s signature, this season adding in a hint of contrasting darkness mixed with soft blush pastels. As Jackie explains, “For Fall/Winter 2014, I was inspired by
strong women who are breaking the mold; shattering the idea that women are supposed to dress or act a certain way. I’m not into the whole princess ideal at all; I want young women to just be themselves without worrying about what others think. I also loved the TV show
American Horror Story: Coven, and you can see a bit of a witchy vibe reflected in the collection.”

FW14 Fabrics: Custom prints include: Spectral Duchess Satin, inspired by a glass ceiling (Black, White, Navy); Emerson Plaid Silk Twill (Black, White, Lavender).
Novelty Fabrics include: Shattered Glass Silver Lace,
Black Sequins, Chain Knit; Chiffons in Black, Lavender and Mauve; Specialty Chiffons in Black Window Pane Chiffon, Champagne/Silver Dot Chiffon, Black/Champagne Dot Chiffon; Knits in Blush Pink Knit in Navy Blue, Ash Grey, and Black Textured Stripe Knit; Leather in Black
Lambskin, Navy Blue Suede, Grid Wool in Black & Cream.
Stand-out Pieces include:  Coven Black Sequin Legging
w/Chiffon Cutouts; Custom Cut Shattered Black Sequin Appliqué on Knit Tops, Leggings, and Dresses; Grid Wool Cape Coat with Leather piping; Navy Blue Knit w/ Custom Cut Navy Knit Strip Detail on Tops, Dresses, Cardigans, Skirts, (Also in Blush Pink Knit); Shattered Glass Silver
Lace Cut-out Gown; Coven Black Sequin Gown w/Custom Sequin Stripe with Side Cutouts and Godets; Specialty Chiffon Combo Doctrine Dress, Skirt, and Top; Emerson Plaid Draped Sequin Strap Dress; Spectral Print/Navy
Blue Knit Combo.



Miu Miu F/W14




New York, NY March 27, 2014

Cooking up a collection of windbreakers to send down the runway for Paris Fashion Week seems as ironic as it does downright laughable, but when you do it with the set of skills that designer Miuccia Prada imbibes then it becomes groundbreaking. The designer revealed her latest fall/winter 2014-15 collection for Miu Miu of “more wearable, more real ensembles, and less pretension.”Such wearable, outdoorsy separates desire to be carefully constructed and styled in order to be highly desirable by the fashion masses, and Prada for Miu Miu really gets it. Quilted nylon plays a leading role in the collection on miniskirts, jackets, and short dresses. Oversized wool felt jackets in both long and short offer a utilitarian balance to otherwise flirty hemlines.Asymmetrical chevron stripes were present in knit dresses and quilted skirts, lending each piece a late seventies/early eighties aesthetic. Carefully placed plastic rainwear slickers stuck out from a number of nylon and wool jackets. The collection was definitely a fun, whimsical, and refreshing contrast to the couture of Paris.MMFW14_Look_24


Saint Laurent F/W14




New York, NY  March 27, 2014

Hedi Slimane has that rocker/bad-girl appeal down to a science. Last season, the designer gave us lust-worthy pieces to satisfy the edgy eighties lover in all of us. This season, Slimane brings the rebelliousness of the sixties to the runways in Paris for the fall/winter 2014-15 presentations, and we are really digging it.

Black tights were paired with short plaid skirts in soft wool, mini-pleated velvet skirts, and sparkly short sheath dresses bedecked in animal prints. Cropped sweaters and white collared shirts peeked out from under little peacoats.

Color tones were mostly moody, with mainly blacks lending a background to small pops of color. Grey-and-white plaid wool capes were worn over intentionally conflicting leopard print sheaths in red and gold. Leather biker jackets affirm an edge over mini A-line dresses covered in black and gold pistol prints.

Bits of sequins, fur, and wide brimmed hats soften the attitude of each piece. This collection for Saint Laurent is very reminiscent of Edie Sedgwick, but with less drugs and more rock-n’-roll.


Hernan Lander Fall 2014

Hernan Lander F14 (42)

The Hernan Lander Fall 2014 collection unveiled at the Lincoln Center in New York during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on February 12, 2014.

Photos courtesy of Hernan Lander

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