Runway Review: Part 1 of New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014

nyfwThere have been so many great collections showcased this fashion week that it would be a shame for me to cover only a few. I decided that instead of doing in depth reviews I will just give each of my favourite collections a quick overview.NYFW1Jenny Packham’s designs are always soft and feminine with clean silhouettes. This season she embraced the empire line, but her signature embellishments were still in place.  I also like the fact that she experimented with brighter chartreuse whilst still keeping her neutral colours in play.

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The Naeem Khan collection featured some of the best embellishments in the industry. My favourite by a country mile has to be look 47, pictured left. The collection displays incredible craftsmanship and his clothes always create a flattering silhouette. I can understand why the First Lady is such a big supporter.

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J.Crew’s collection is one of the most wearable collections and always has a strong presence on street style blogs. They have an innate ability to translate the trends in a very simple way that makes it easy to introduce singular pieces into an existing wardrobe. I always expect fun, playful items in bolder colours and prints paired with reinvented classics. As much as I appreciate fashion as an art form, I love the idea of wearable fashion as it means you get to make it your own.

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Bibhu Mohaparta’s collection featured the floral print in all its incarnations. Whilst I think pairing a floral print with a more graphic print is great, my favourite has to be the embellished flowers.

NYFW SpringSummer 2014Finally Dennis Basso proved that the monochrome trend is here to stay by showcasing a very neutral pallet with mostly black and white ensembles. Interpreting the trend in two very different ways, he featured both graphic printed jackets along with softer black and white lace evening dresses making the trend feel fresh.

Which have been your favourite designers thus far? Do you have a favourite look that triumphs all other?

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