3.1 Phillip Lim, Anne Hathaway, fashion, J. Mendel, Jenny Packham, Louis Vuitton, marc, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, Marchesa, New york fashion week, Oscar de la Renta, Phillip Lim, rag and bone, Rodarte, runway, runway fashion, Spring 2014, SS'14
Haley here! It’s 2am as I write this, and we have sooo much to cover. Keep in mind that this review is basically one piece of a very large, very yummy, very elegant, and fashionable pie. We’ll say cherry pie because I’ve seen a lot of reds(!) tromping down the runway, and cherry seems spring-ish. Plus, it’s 2am and I want pie.
Let’s look at those fashions, instead. Again, I picked my favorites!
Oscar de la Renta – It’s always so exciting to see what will come down his runway because most likely, you’ll see several of the gowns again on the red carpet. His gowns were ALL flounce, all lady, and jaw-dropping. Notice those hemlines dropping as well?
3.1 Phillip Lim – Next to Rag and Bone, he is my favorite contemporary designer. I usually love everything he does. Spring’s inspiration was geodes; those fragmented, sparkly rocks they sell for too much at the Discovery store, circa 2001. The line was quite futuristic, and I must say, I’m going to need to give it another pass before I truly understand how it’s worn. But maybe this is the point?
Then Marchesa sent a puff down the runway, and Rodarte featured backwards caps, which is quite alright with me (the latter, not so much the former.)
Marc Jacobs + Marc by Marc Jacobs – If there is a Marc Jacobs fan club out there, and I’m sure there is, they are lacking their head cheerleader (yours truly). Marc Jacobs, with his ever-growing fashion empire, consistently presents two vastly different lines under his own name. In Paris, we’ll see what he has up his sleeves for Louis Vuitton as well. He described his collection showcase as a “weird frat party,” and I’d agree. It’s not girly, it’s not even pretty; it’s downright manrepeller, but that’s what I love about him! It’s his distinctively unique approach/design that make him an iconic American designer. Marc by Marc was much more fun and approachable – sneakers with all outfits. Hey, my name is Haley, and I am the Marc by Marc Jacobs girl.
J. Mendel – Adorable and sporty, save for the fishtail, floor-length gowns that swished around, was the name of the game. It seems as though her motto was, “LEGZ FOR DAYZ,” as her models wore short, flippy hems, and shiny, silken shorts. The leather mini threw me for a loop, and toughened-up the bunch.
Jenny Packham – I saved the best for last. It’s these beautiful gems that bring tears to our eyes, and a magnetic pull to our credit cards, and make fashion week the event that it is. Now, of course, these are purely my opinions, but I have a feeling that you’ll agree. The gowns that came down the runway in this show are so beautifully crafted. You can just about see them swaying and glistening in all their beaded glory – even in the still frames! MAYBE I salivated over the chartreuse shift, MAYBE. And that sheer floor-length gown? Anne Hathaway’s name is all over that sucker. Lined, of course.
How’s that for Fashion Friday? Pretty darn good, I say.