Altuzarra’s injected shots of bright bold colors onto slim gray sheath dresses with thigh high slits. Slivers of bright orange and fuchsia were inset at the waist and side slits revealing a fuchsia lining and panels of the same hues on the back.
Jenny Packham’s oxblood red silk full length dress where shoulders were adorned in satiny red bows on body skimming fluid dresses cut into thigh high slits.
Jonathan Simkhai’s crocodile embossed cut out dress creates strong geometric lines that transition nicely to the high-thigh slit in the skirt giving it a cool, sporty but ultra sexy feel.
Nanette Lepore focused on transitional pieces that can take you directly from work to cocktails in the evening. Her black panelled blouse features geometric lines constructed of leather and semi sheer panels, worn with a fluid pleated skirt.
The trend of throwing a leather jacket over a slip dress and putting on boots and heading out the door began over a decade ago in New York. With the Polar Vortex soon upon us, stylish-and-practical outerwear is a must. Come fall, a leather jacket is an indispensable staple in rounded shoulder styles, as well as tailored pieces loaded with hardware. The iconic jacket was seen on many of the top catwalks in Milan with each designer offering their own take on the iconic cropped outer layer.
It seems designers from both sides of the Atlantic are infatuated with the art of veiling for spring 2014. Sheer styles were all over the runways in New York, Paris and Milan as designers often exposed the whole body.
For Spring 2014, we can undoubtedly crown Christopher Kane “the indisputable master of the flower motif.” Christopher Kane’s collection altered and explored the common motif to the extreme creating a witty and mesmerizing collection of beautifully crafted clothes embellished with petal shaped cut outs, sequined floral motifs, and exuberant colorful appliqués. “We live because of flowers and trees, they produce oxygen, but we take them for granted” explained Christopher Kane.
For Spring 2014 Jason Wu downplayed his power silhouettes in favor of a more relaxed glamour. Wu went back to the light-hearted, feminine, prettiness that initially helped propel him to fame. His latest collection felt lighter and featured clean, simple lines. “It really was all about exploring ease and femininity,” said Wu.
By Aneesah Woolfolk for Global Fashion News
Marissa Webb is only in her third season, but she continues to present a clear and focused view of her highly defined personal aesthetic. The former designer for J. Crew, honed her skills as Head of Women’s Design, creating high-fashion looks that are accessible to the modern woman. With a keen eye on the trends and an instinct for what women really want to wear, Marissa delivered a spot-on collection of military and moto inspired jackets and jeans that served as the building block