New York Fashion Week: February 14
Highlights and commentary from yesterday’s New York Fashion Week runway shows: Alexander Wang takes grown-up goth to the next level, Altuzarra shows us how sensual menswear-inspired silhouettes can be and Herve Leger celebrates 30 years of the bandage dress with vampy new takes on the iconic classic.
Fashion Office Bottom Line: Alexander Wang created a heavy-metal-inspired collection rooted in beautifully tailored pieces and feminine silhouettes. Zippers, studs and shimmering metallics embellished the predominately black palette, while exposed skin softened the aesthetic. The creeper combat boots will be on every shopping list come fall 2015.
Fashion Office Bottom Line: Joseph Altuzarra, known for his strong and sexy silhouettes, delivered once again on his hallmark theme. Inspired by “taking pleasure in dressing up,” his signature side-slit skirts were pushed forward with soft flounces, and were often paired with lace blouses and tailored coats with large fur collars in beautiful earth tones. Menswear-tailored pants and slim-fitting jackets have never looked so sensual. Lace-up boots provided the perfect finishing touch.
Fashion Office Bottom Line: Max and Lubov Azria never fail to reinvent the bandage dress, and as they celebrate the 30th anniversary of the brand, they continue to inspire their loyal fans. This season’s intricate patterns, beautiful laces and deep colors were utterly beautiful. The body was less exposed, but the look was just as sexy and sophisticated!
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