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NY Fashion Week Spring 2014 collections wrapped last night at Lincoln Center. Here are a few highlights from the final shows.
MARC BY MARC JACOBS
The theme thus far this season has been relaxed and so it continued at Marc by Marc Jacobs. Menswear-inspired suiting cut loose made up the bulk of the collection along with rompers and jumpers, which often came finished with geometric prints or sparkling star accents (think David Bowie). Metallic running shorts and track jackets added a sporty touch to the casual collection, while sequins gave some looks a Studio 54-like after-dark flare (think sequin jumpsuit). Taken together, the looks made for a well rounded collection that will easily take Marc’s girl wherever she needs to go.
This season, Michael Kors presented an eclectic, ladylike collection with plenty of retro nods including keyhole day and evening dresses, crocheted skirts, platform chunky heel sandals, high-waist swimwear, bold head-to-toe prints, pencil skirts and killer menswear-inspired power trenches.
A number of the looks came finished with an extra long or extra wide leather belt. Elongated keyhole necklines were featured prominently for evening along with printed bra tops paired with coordinating bottoms.
Ralph Lauren split his collection more or less evenly between black and white looks and bold, saturated monochrome ones.
A menswear and schoolgirl theme pervaded much of the first half of the collection, which included a black longsleeve dress with a contrasting white collar, plenty of ties and knee socks, and a variety of black and white knits and blazers. A 60s influence was also prevalent, namely in printed shifts that came with coordinating accessories.
Though surface embellishments kept true to the Calvin Klein minimalist aesthetic, it wouldn’t be a New York-inspired collection without some movement and so there were a handful of fringed dresses, including a beautiful floor length white gown with sheer panels. Sheer panels also found their way into daywear where they made for two fantastic oversized, sand-colored tops. On the color front, the designer showed a trio of clean-lined unfinished hem day looks. The collection also included hints of snakeskin and mesh.