by Celina ViciosoThe Show: Vivienne Tam
The Theme: Tam’s Fall 2014 collection was inspired by Mogao caves in the Dunhuang region of China.
The Color Palette: Detailed patterns in black, Hues of green, nudes and pops of blue, red and pink.
The Signature Piece: Tam’s sheer sleeve mesh overlay at-the knee, signature red dress was absolutely breathtaking. The attention to detail was stunning and quite obvious, as the patterns, which ran through the center bodice across the waist and through the skirt were varied and intricate. Watching this piece make its way down the run way was assurance of Tam’s design signature at play, with the garment itself appeared to be more of an ornate work of art than a garment ready to be worn.
The Theme: Rooted in Classic Glamour
The Color Palette: Deep reds, navy, and black
The Signature Piece: Georgine’s New York Fashion Week debut was a overtly strong collection, featuring a black fur coat and green leather second skin pant that seemed to be obvious crowd pleasers. The un-cinched nature of the coat gave the look a new found depth and shape. The green leather was surprising yet, of-the-moment.The Show: Custo Barcelona
The Theme: The 1970s
The Color Palette: Mixed and matched patterns with bursts of varying colors.
The Signature Piece: Custo’s electic cropped fur coat, shown over an a-line turtle neck kimono style dress exuded a revisited 70’s look, that speaks to a woman who takes personal expression very seriously. The whimsical nature of the look was inspiring to have more fun with color and texture mixing, urging spectators to step out of the confines of the style comfort zone and take a bit of a risk.