Luxe Models have been tracking New York Fashion Week and we reckon young designer Alexander Wang is really coming up roses. His pulling power was strong enough to draw New York’s fashionistas across town to Brooklyn where he was displaying his AW14 collection in his new show space.
The show opened with a series of 1960s-style utility tunics. They all feature a number of pockets deigned for carrying all your essentials. This shows that Wang has tapped into the modern woman’s desire for clothing that is practical as well as stylish.
His outerwear styles were clearly created to deal with extreme weather conditions. His printed parka jackets were sublime and we loved the laser-cut leather jackets! There were also temperature-sensitive outfits on show that changed colour as the models sashayed across a number of carefully placed heating vents.
Tommy Hilfiger’s American Explorer collection was also focussed on extreme weather wear. There was everything from mixed plaids to sheepskin-lined hiking boots – perfect for high-flyers heading off on a winter ski trip or amidst the New York streets, where there is still a thick layer of snow on the ground.
Derek Lam created a great collection, centred on simplicity. He offered up a perfectly cut masculine coat, a great fluted hem skirt and a sharply tailored pair of trousers that women will love.
Bowling shirts and jackets with embroidery details on the breast look set to be hugely popular and really capture the feel on the 1950s with a modern spin.
Stuart Vevers showed his first collection for Coach since leaving Loewe and we were worried he may not live up to the challenge of creating a fresh look. However, he certainly didn’t disappoint. The collection really spoke to the younger audience with denim jackets and detachable collars, bomber jackets and striking Houndstooth outerwear.
Phillip Lim was showing pastel printed shirts and teddy bear jackets with an overriding autumnal colour scheme.
Finally, Victoria Beckham continued the looser silhouette she’s been championing but has dropped the masculine feel that was prevalent last year. Her show closed with a display of very feminine gowns to keep her loyal fans satiated.
Hot Tips for AW14: Colours, chiffon, bomber jackets, tunics, 1950s styles.