Best of New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 Pt. 2

The second half of the week boasted some big names, including Victoria Beckham, Thakoon, Y-3, Edun, Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan and Thom Browne. Amongst these highly regarded designers, a few stood out for me:

Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera is one of those designers who herself is a fashion icon, and she has directly translated her undeniably modern and chic style into her upcoming collection. The collection features a discreet selection of colours, which almost conceal the finer details of the pieces, such as sheer panels, multi-layering and use of delicate yet sturdy fabrics. People who know Carolina know that she is not opulent nor ornate, but rather the embodiment of true minimal style, and now she has offered that to women in the coming Spring/Summer season.

Phillip Lim - a powerhouse in the New York fashion scene, has unveiled an interestingly composed collection. A number of details stand out - hidden sheer panels amongst rivers of colour, moody iridescence and the risky tie-dye. Despite these understated details, the effortlessness of these looks is apparent. Phillip may have also started another trend - the uneven decollatage. 

Vera Wang

A master of dresses, Vera Wang has once again delivered an outstanding collection. She has deliberately overused flowing sheers, often seen in bridal dresses, in a variety of colours to create a series of nonchalant dresses perfect for the warmer months. Layering and overlapping different colours equate to a collection conveying modern etherealness.
Proenza Schouler

There's a wonderful earthiness that exudes from Proenza Schouler's Spring/Summer 2014 collection, which is more grounded than what most designers' are showing nowadays. Despite this atmosphere, the urban influences of New York show on some of the pieces - the artificiality of botanical prints, paint-covered seams and the odd metallic. The origami-style construction of some of the dresses are juxtaposed the somewhat Greco-Roman inspired silhouettes, whilst the colour palette keeps the collection low-key yet highly striking.

Dion Lee

Dion Lee - Australia's most prized designer in this day and age, has finally shown the fashion elite of the Big Apple what he is capable of achieving. Seeing this designer grow, both in his market success and design aesthetic, has influenced my appreciation and love for his collections. His technological approach to historical design create garments that are absolutely perfect for the modern woman. His take on the dying trend of peplum is tied in with his ability to weave fabric into beautiful contorted pieces, and paired with skirt-pant hybrids and layered skirts, this collection has emerged as one of my favourites not only for the coming season, but from Mr. Lee.

Images courtesy of Fashionising

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