Christopher Bailey left little to the imagination for Resort ’14 at Burberry Prorsum, as lean skirts and dresses rendered in delicate crochets and embroideries grew shockingly sheer. Constructed on full coverage briefs and bodysuits respectively, they seemed more poised for tweet-worthy red carpet turns than the occasions that we find ourselves regularly attending.
With this year’s CFDA Designer of the Year award landing on their mantle piece last week, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCullough of Proenza Schouler are the reigning princes of New York fashion. The duo’s tastefully experimental collections have–season after season–garnered critical praise for their clarity of vision and elevation in execution.
For Resort 2014 the duo offered up an unexpected and bold key piece: Get ready for a midi-length, knife-pleated half-circle skirt.
For his second collection at Balenciaga, Alexander Wang was inspired by a vist to the archives of the Cristobal Balenciaga Museum in Getaria, Spain (Balenciaga’s birth place). The resulting assortment is an examination and deconstruction of the sculptural couture shapes for which Balenciaga is known.
Kaiser Karl may have been all about “flou” and femininity at over at Chanel this season, but he’s crafted a collection of a thoroughly different sort for Fendi‘s Resort ’14.
Bonus? Look out for the monster bags. Boo!
It was no coincidence that his models walked in Monaco, home to one of France’s most storied raceways.
That ’70s Studio 54 vibe was back and in full swing last night as fashion’s old and new guard feted the opening of groundbreaking designer Stephen Burrows’s retrospective exhibit at the City Museum. Though some may not know of Burrows’s inarguable contributions to the energy of 1970s New York fashion, those in attendance were there to celebrate the man who brought the disco right into the design studio.
Four cities, one season: Fall 2013. Nemo kicked the collections off and every city to follow added its own dose of wintry chill. Somehow all that cold weather caused a discernible note of restraint to float through the collections. Don’t worry–the passion and excitement were still there, but designers actively pursued defining new ways we can really dress next fall. These looks felt grounded in the return of the “Lady,” as fashion’s pendulum swung away from the risqué, toward the refreshingly refined (spike-studded shoulders be damned). Check out our top trends for fall in the slide show.