The Show: Vivienne Tam
The Theme: An ode to Modern Shanghai, Celebrating its New Golden Age as the Epicenter of Culture, Fashion, Technology & Commerce.
The Color Palette: Black, White, Pink, Fern, Turquoise, Green
Collection’s Signature Standout Look: A black and white lotus print embroidered jacket, turquoise and white shirt, lotus print skinny pants, and blue double strap sandals. This look at first may be complex to pair, in due part to the mixed print and color, but with Tam’s simple, tailored fits and clean lines, it’s a breeze.
The Show: Mathieu Mirano Spring 2014
The Theme: Platinum Metallic Python
The Color Palette: Black, White, Gold, Nude, Army Green, and Red
Collection’s Signature, Standout Look: Metallic green/gold sequined skirt with a nude bustier. This look had a balance of color and detail that went from subtle sensuality to the ultra glam.
The Show: Alice + Olivia Spring 2014
The Theme: Pretty in Prep
The Color Palette: White, Cream, Black, Pastels
Collection’s Signature Standout Look: An embellished jacket, aqua knit sweater with white collar, distressed denim with chain detail, and taupe lizard embossed leather heels and bag.
The Show: Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan Spring 2014
The Theme: Rock and Romance
The Color Palette: Black and White, Deep Purple, with Pops of Neon Green, Yellow, and Fuchsia
Collection’s Signature Standout Look: A sheer black and purple applique cocktail dress. This piece mixed feminine touches with rocker chic.
The Show: Academy of Art University Student Show; Spring 2014
Didvik Kuang– Inspired by Giorgio Armani’s wardrobe for “American Gigolo” with a Lounge Wear Influence.
Gwen Shihyao– Nature via a Tree Bark & Representations of Sunlight and Fire
Marine Rongrong Wei– Vintage-Crafted Clothing from the Great Depression
Shanshen Bai and Winbo Shiau– Street Chic & Traditional Woven Knitwear
Leslie Dilloway– Turkish Prints and Textures
Vicken Derderian– The Connection Between Fashion and Architecture
Ryan Morar and Melissa Avalos- Mixed Media Artwork
Nika Tang– Volume, Movement and Texture
The Color Palette:
Didvik Kuang– Black, White, Brown, Taupe, Yellow
Gwen Shihyao– Yellow, Grey, Turquoise, Orange, Black, White
Marine Rongrong Wei– Black, White, Grey, Blue
Shanshen Bai and Winbo Shiau– White, Black, Blue
Leslie Dilloway- Brown, Metalic Gold
Vicken Derderian- Grey, White, Metallic
Ryan Morar and Melissa Avalos– Red, Tan, Orange, Navy, Brown
Nika Tang– White, Pink
Collection’s Signature Standout Look: Out of all, Gwen Shihyao Lai’s sleeveless suit with a printed button down shirt stood out as the most iconic piece in the student designer showcase. The print mimicked a watercolor painting with its muted colors and orchestrated bleached out aesthetic was incredibly beautiful and natural.
The Show: Argentine Designers
Angosta Bianchi– Extreme Femininity
Mariana Dappiano– Feathers and Nature
Marcelo Giacobbe- Romantic
Daniela Sartori– Minimalist, Geometric, Relaxed
Tenaz- Rippling Waves, Geometric Cuts
Viviana Uchitel- Rich and Earthy; Inspired by Mark Rothko’s Paintings
Fabian Zitta– Forms and Structure of Contemporary Architecture
The Color Palette:
Angosta Bianchi- Soft Neutral Tones
Mariana Dappiano– Black, White, Gold, Coral, Lime Green, Cobalt Blue
Marcelo Giacobbe– Organza, Neutral Tones
Daniela Sartori– Neutral Colors
Tenaz- Pale Rose, Creamy Taupe
Viviana Uchitel– Chocolate, Violet, Pear Green, Cobalt, and Yellow
Fabian Zitta– White, Neutrals, Metallic
Collection’s Signature Standout Look: Out of all of the pieces, Viviana Uchitel’s cream and black dyed silk long dress was the epitome of bohemian-chic and simply stunning.