From The Tents: NY Fashion Week Wrap Up

Diane Von Furstenberg

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of her signature creation, the wrap dress, Diane Von Furstenberg showcases her latest collection with a tone of whimsy that personifies the spirit of the modern DVF woman. This collection aptly titled Bohemian Wrapsody found its inspiration from Russian ballerinas and their performance outfits. Von Furstenberg’s collection has it all: strong graphic prints, rich vibrant colors, luscious velvet, and the signature wrap silhouette that is sometimes accompanied by silk trousers.

To top off this celebratory collection, all the models ended the show in shimmery gold party dresses and looked flawless. 

Verdict: Ms. Von Furstenberg still has it! Wonderful collection and perfect for fall.

Victoria Beckham

I’ve been a fan of Mrs. Beckham ever since she first appeared pouting in the background of the Spice Girl’s videos. She’s effortlessly transformed into a fashion icon and her clothing line is a clear example of that. Beckham’s collection features a simple elegance about it that screams quality over variety. Offering a collection that is mostly monochrome in nature with very rare pops of color (well…mostly red), Beckham chooses to focus on texture and silhouettes to showcase her looks with rich fabrics like cashmere, wool, and silk. For those craving a little glam, she does offer a gorgeous black cutout number and a gold belt to boot.

Verdict: Beckham’s best collection to date, but too bland for my taste.

Derek Lamb 

Derek Lamb’s 2014 Fall/Winter collection is very strong. Best known for adding texture and presenting strong color combinations, Lamb delivers and offers some truly original concepts in the process. This collection featured soft colors paired with more vibrant hues. One of the more interesting combinations included a lavender cardigan paired with an emerald green silk blouse and mustard yellow skirt. And while Lamb definitely marches to the beat of his own drummer, he does include a trend we have been seeing all over New York Fashion Week: the sexy cutout look.

Verdict: Lamb does not disappoint, but we would have love to have seen more fall hues in the collection.

Porsche

One of the strongest collections shown at New York Fashion Week, Porsche delivers on its strong theme – Chic Altitude! This collection has it all: strong silhouettes, a wide variety of colors (navy, rust, olive, charcoal, and ivory to name a few), and amazing fall staples like chunky sweaters and bomber jackets. While some design houses focus on the clothing (not unreasonable), Porsche gives us a complete look from head to toe in the form of classic buckle boots in colors ranging from black to burnt orange.

Verdict: LOVE Porsche! This collection is super wearable! It’s almost as if you can pull any of these outfits together and hit the streets looking fab! My hat is definitely off to Creative Director Thomas Steinbrueck and his crew for pulling off a masterful collection!

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