Nobody dictates "cool" like Opening Ceremony, and in the label's inaugural runway show, it definitely proved that to be the case. By this standard, Spring 2014 promises to be the season of sporty racing stripes, boxy silhouettes, mixed prints, and neon color combos. Both the men's and women's collections, which were presented among carefully staged race cars, are the sort we expect to see donned in the coming months by certifiably cool front-row attendees Rashida Jones and Jason Schwartzman.
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It's not really a surprise for Coco Rocha to walk a Zac Posen runway, but as usual, when she kicked off the Spring 2014 collection in an immaculate hand-plisséd silk chiffon dress, a collective gasp took hold of those gathered. Perhaps, this time, it had less to do with her celebrity and more to do with the fact that she seemed to have stepped out of an impressionist painting. With pale florals and ethereal fabrics, Posen — who, according to show notes, sought to evoke a modern-day Sarah Bernhardt — provided the requisite romanticism we've come to expect. (The shoes, all Manolo Blahnik, didn't hurt his cause.) For his famous fans — like Christina Hendricks and Molly Sims, both of whom took front row — he provided red-carpet-worthy drama in the form of an expertly draped gray jacquard evening gown and a corseted frock engulfed in the prettiest of peach ruffles.
See all the photos and video of the collection here.
Band of Outsiders' Spring 2014 show put us in a good mood and not just because there were Momofuku Milk Bar cookies on every seat. There was an upbeat spirit to the collection, which mixed sporty anoraks with surfer bajas for irresistible new outerwear. Menswear shirting turned up alongside striped knits with the cool-kid preppy vibe the brand is rightly beloved for. But a series of white pieces with slashed geometric insets looked fresh and felt like a new direction for the brand. Now anyone have an extra cookie?
Carine Roitfeld is a woman juggling a lot of projects all at once. There's the campaign she and her friend Stephen Gan created using the Mercedes-Benz S-Class earlier this Summer; there's the new documentary, Mademoiselle C, which chronicles how she spent the year of her life after leaving Vogue Paris; and then there's CR Fashion Book, another Roitfeld-Gan project that recently caused a lot of buzz by putting none other than Kim Kardashian on its cover.
"Honestly . . . she was one of the easiest models I've ever worked with," she told us at the beginning of New York Fashion Week. Elsewhere in our interview, the legendary fashion editor also talked about everything from witnessing Kardashian meeting Karl Lagerfeld for the first time, why she's not exactly her own boss, and the challenges of being a grandmother. Read on for more of our interview with Roitfeld.
Otto Hermann Amos, Missoni's first child with her husband, Eugenio Amos, was born 10 days after his due date. Perhaps that's why Missoni tweeted, "Hello! Finally #ottohermann!" the day after he was born.
Missoni told Grazia in March that she was thinking about naming her son "either Lupo or Otto" and added that the news of her pregnancy couldn't have come at a better time for her family. Just a few months before she revealed her happy news, Missoni's uncle Vittorio and his wife went missing in a plane crash.
"It was like a miracle or something that I would become pregnant at that time," she said. "Not only is he the first of the fourth generation, but with everything with my uncle and the fact that he's a boy. It's like he's the baby Jesus!"
The motto at Diane von Furstenberg Spring '14: "Be your own oasis." If you're wondering what it means, show closer Naomi Campbell could fill you in. The supermodel's fierce walk says it all — that it's all about empowerment. Not surprisingly, that's the takeaway from von Furstenberg's latest, where the clothes are modern, a little flirty, and all about the woman.
She gives us clothes that make us smile and feel like girls — and yes, von Furstenberg has crop tops in store for Spring, too — but also full skirts, bright Aztec blues and chili pepper reds, animal prints, and a new iteration of the wrap dress that's crafted with lace insets. It's clear that she has fun and wants her customer to as well — and that's not just evident in the designer's dance down the runway following the show. She reminds us in every built-to-flatter dress, pair of shimmering gold shorts, and made-for-vacation maxi that we're women. Sometimes we're ladylike, sometimes we're daring — and when we're sitting in a packed house at a DVF fashion show listening to "Blurred Lines" and watching Campbell, we just want to dance.
See all the photos and a video of the collection here.
Both literally and metaphorically, Thakoon Panichgul's Spring 2014 collection has legs. Many of the looks he presented during his show on Sunday put the emphasis below the belt, either with a high slit in the case of one daring little black dress, or simply by cutting one side of a skirt or dress higher than the other. And even when Panichgul covered up his models' legs, he did it with open-toe lace booties that stretched all the way up to their thighs.
This collection, like so many we've seen this week, reinterpreted ladylike staples. More than one editor voiced their love for the strings of pearls used as the straps on evening clutches, and crystals were smartly applied to collars, waistlines, and hems throughout the collection.
Christian Siriano took guests at his Spring 2014 runway show on a journey to Isla Mujeres for a collection of vibrant prints, sand tones, and raffia textiles. Pieces included a green patchwork sheath dress, handiwork with embellishments, and a pink organza gown with fluttering petal appliqués. Watch on for the full show!
If the maracas, steel drums, and bongos didn't clue audience members in to what influenced Tracy Reese's high-octane, superbly saturated Spring 2014 collection, the clothes were a dead giveaway. From tropical colors to raffia textiles to fit-and-flare frocks ready for a little cha-cha-cha, the spirited offering was Cuban-inspired — and as fresh and feminine as any past ready-to-wear line by the designer. Same goes for her print play: Reese mixes and matches like no other, but she also knew when to tone it down, as she did with the final six subdued-but-no-less-interesting all-white ensembles.
Our favorite pieces? A lapis laser-cut neoprene jacket with a hot pink underlay, a sea green floral bomber that looked light as a feather, and stark white tuxedo-striped palazzo pants. Oh, and the fedoras. Viva la Cuba!
It's DKNY's 25th anniversary, but the brand is looking fresher than ever. With "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" playing, models hit the runway in overalls, baseball caps, anoraks, and sneakers — definitely a nod to the brand's more urban look in its genesis era. A sports influence continued into neoprene skater dresses with sexy cutout backs, while evening offered up a new version of the "naked dress," bias gowns with sheer straps that seemed to hover on the body.
And if the clothes weren't enough to get the capacity crowd hyped, the new face of DKNY, Rita Ora, hit the runway for a lap before the finale. Now, what does Donna Karan have up her chic sleeve for the much-anticipated anniversary bash on Monday night? We can't wait to see — too bad we don't have one of those little dresses to wear.
See all the photos and video of the collection here.