It's a wrap for Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week, which showcased designers’ Spring 2014 collections, was a frenzy, with shows at Lincoln Center, Milk Studios and other locales.
Everyone was running around not only to get to the shows on time, but also to attend the parties. Every night there was a soiree that was better than the previous night’s.
And the weather was as insane as the party scene. Rachel Zoe’s show was literally heating up, with editors fanning themselves. And tons of people didn’t make it to the Marc Jacobs show because of an out-of-the-blue downpour.
Still, fashionistas were in full regalia of chic pre-fall fashion to check out the hottest Spring 2014 trends, including florals, patterns and skin.
But Marc and Ralph Lauren took a different path. Marc’s collection was Victorian, Gothic and sporty. In contrast, Ralph went all mod and bursted with bold colors.
Skin was in at Michael Kors, where bikini tops were the new T-shirt.
I also loved Oscar de la Renta’s elegant peasant tops and embroidered skirts. Wes Gordon is my all-time favorite: he layered menswear sweaters over gorgeous gowns in pretty soft colors trimmed in lace.
Clover Canyon’s entire line was patterned and neoprene, and Tommy Hilfiger’s collection was inspired by California and very Montauk-friendly.
For spring, each designer has a specific point of view. My advice: Be more designer-specific rather than mixing it up. It’s cool to be recognized in Wes Gordon or Dennis Basso.
The best-dressed women of Fashion Week, for me, were Zoe and Victoria Beckham. Posh was so posh as she walked out of her show in black cropped trousers and a white men’s shirt. All eyes were on her — and her hubby David Beckham. Zoe, who is about to be a mama bear for the second time, was cool at her show in a long, flowing dress. Her effortless hippie look contrasts her high-fashion sensibility.
Now that Fashion Week is over, it’s time to fall into fall.