Runway

SEASON FINDER
Year
Season
Designer
  • Daniel Chivu | September 10, 2014

    Vera Wang Spring 2015

    Beaucoup noir! The first half of Vera Wang’s runway was entirely black, which we’d say is very good news for New Yorkers, non? Following all those dark pieces: A slew of ultra-short floral print mini dresses with crystal-encrusted white organza overlay and romantic yet decidedly Goth-y floor-length peasant dresses. Moody magic.

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  • Daniel Chivu | September 10, 2014

    Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2015

    Necklines plunged deep on Narciso’s day-to-evening dresses, so chicettes with ample cleavage need not apply. But for the designers’ lithe, minimalist girl, these versatile dresses will be just thing to have come summer. And for the office? A bubble gum pink shift will be a nice alternative when the occasion calls for revealing a little

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  • Daniel Chivu | September 10, 2014

    Cynthia Rowley Spring 2015

    Print perfect. The visual pop of Cynthia Rowley’s overblown ’60s floral prints had a certain crisply clean minimalism about them. That’s certainly not a given with flora on the runways, much less when it’s hewing to the swingin’ ’60s, non? The haute hues like baby blue and pale pink plus mustard yellow and an orange red

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  • Daniel Chivu | September 10, 2014

    MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2015

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  • Daniel Chivu | September 9, 2014

    Donna Karan Spring 2015

    Donna Karan elevated her love of urban chic to new heights with this season’s collection. The Basquiat-inspired prints on shirt dresses and coats were stellar as well as unbuttoned dress shirts tucked into pencil skirts both long a short that looked cool and sophisticated. We j’adore the bright pops of red throughout, which added an element

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  • Daniel Chivu | September 9, 2014

    Carolina Herrera Spring 2015

    Mrs. Herrera is a gold standard when it comes to class and sophistication and we always expect her collections to be on another level. And they always are, bien sûr! But this collection was a little extra, with show stealers like a white strapless ball gown with a big peony flower broken up to look like

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | September 9, 2014

    Thom Browne Spring 2015

    Brilliance! Creativity reigns supreme chez Thom Browne, and this is one fantasy world that we’d love to inhabit year-round. A dress woven from fishing line, tacked-on florals, and Stephen Jones hats—so cheek,  so chic. Just when you’re feeling like the runways are getting a tad too commercial, along comes Thom Browne to remind us just how wacky

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  • Dena Silver | September 9, 2014

    3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2015

    It’s always crisp and clean with a definite dose of downtown edge chez Phillip Lim. In this case, the edges were rounded. Tops, bolero jackets, and dresses featured wave-like canary yellow and peach piping. A pair of see-through trousers are the kind of thing to get street snapped while a navy shirt dress is bound to be a

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  • Dena Silver | September 9, 2014

    Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2015

    Calling all Sergeant Pepper enthusiasts! The ’70s reigned supreme on Tommy Hilfiger‘s runway, thanks to striped sequined bell bottoms, drummer boy jackets, big furs worn with mini dresses and knee-high boots and denim patchwork vests. It wasn’t just the clothes that were in theme: the set was covered in green grass with bright blooms, plus

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  • Dena Silver | September 9, 2014

    Zac Posen Spring 2015

    Ever the artist, Zac Posen created an exceptionally sculptural collection for Spring. In his show notes, Posen touched upon wanting to create clothes with seams that “walked”, but in all actuality, these seams were dancing. To wit: the beautifully upwardly-curved neckline on a cardinal A-line mermaid gown or the carefully draped eyelet back on a pearlescent day dress. Other

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  • Dena Silver | September 9, 2014

    Milly Spring 2015

    “Have you been to the rooftop garden at the Met?” Michelle Smith asked us before her Spring 2015 show. The designer’s starting point for her collection: the Dan Graham sculptures that adorn the sky high bar and garden. That might not be entirely obvious after viewing the vibrant collection, although it certainly explained the silver screens

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  • Daniel Chivu | September 9, 2014

    Lela Rose Spring 2015

    Ultra femme was the M.O. at Lela Rose for Spring. B&W was the predominant color scheme, punctuated with baby blues, muted yellows, cloudy greys and vivacious magenta tones playing supporting roles. Every piece was cut with a ladylike appeal. An all-white flouncy mid-calf dress bared the shoulders and accentuated the waist. A matching pencil skirt and blouse were scattered with blue

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  • Dena Silver | September 9, 2014

    Rag & Bone Spring 2015

    As editors settled into the riser-style seating avec tipples to sip and popcorn to much, the pounding music for Rag & Bone began. Out walked a mostly monochromatic lineup of white and black garments, interspersed with some army-print garb and a scattering of florals. Going along with the army theme were a number of anorak

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  • Daniel Chivu | September 9, 2014

    Zero + Maria Cornejo Spring 2015

    Maria Cornejo did her usual minimalistic thing, to great effect. She wanted this collection to exude positivity and serenity while the world at large battles darker times; deep, non? Crisp whites, stark black and whites paired with cool greys, rich oceanic blues, and the occasional pop of turquoise and blush pink. The outcome? Very tranquil. B&W

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  • Paige Reddinger | September 8, 2014

    Versus by Anthony Vaccarello Spring 2015

    A match made in heaven: Anthony Vaccarello does a provocative, barely-there mini like the best of them. When he’s working the Versace vibe, complete with dangerously short hemlines, Grecian motifs, and Medusa medallions, he truly shines. So did the front row, which included Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Naomi Campbell. These unabashedly saucy, impressively short little LBDs are just the

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  • Dena Silver | September 8, 2014

    Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2015

    Serving up Spring as a mix of demure, sexy, and youthful, all with a smile, was the equation this season for Diane von Furstenberg. With her new creative director Michael Herz taking center stage, the DvF brand has been given a whole new perspective, and it’s as happy as can be. It was a major

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  • Dena Silver | September 8, 2014

    Tim Coppens Spring 2015

    Public School isn’t the only menswear designer edging into the womenswear market. Tim Coppens offered up an expanded selection of pieces for the cool girls alongside his usual spate of looks for hommes. And the result was a smash hit. So much so that we overheard the Barneys team discussing how large of an order they

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  • Dena Silver | September 8, 2014

    Nanette Lepore Spring 2015

    Nanette Lepore is clearly in a cheery mood for Spring. Look one proved this point, thanks to a sweet yellow frock featuring big pockets and a collar erred the line between saccharine and slightly sensual, with a deep neckline. That bright hue was peppered throughout, appearing on a silk paisley short and leather platform heels with

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  • Daniel Chivu | September 8, 2014

    Vivienne Tam Spring 2015

    Eastern chic! Vivienne Tam’s pulled inspiration from the Ming and Qing dynasties for her Spring looks. Her modern spinoff included all mesh everything, finished off with bright blue, red and yellow embroidery detailing. Standouts included striking tops and floor length dresses. The wide-ranging collection offered looks casual enough for cocktail party as well as the tapis rouge ready statement

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  • Dena Silver | September 8, 2014

    DKNY Spring 2015

    She’s gone graphic. At DKNY this season, short dresses were layered with calf-length skirts and paired with platform sneakers. The sum of those parts oozed street cred. While recent seasons have fixated on the ’90s in many respects, the kooky, clash-y hues and bright patterns at play this time around felt a little more vintage

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