NYFW Fall 2014: Diane von Furstenberg, Edun, Victoria Beckham, Opening Ceremony

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(NEW YORK) Diane von Furstenberg
Prints aplenty! For DvF’s 40th anniversary, she homed in on her classic signatures, like her iconic wrap dress, boho-chic gowns, and a kaleidoscope of patterns. It was a dizzying array of Diane’s greatest hits that have turned her business into a blockbuster. The show closed in a splendor of short gold cocktail dresses, like a toast to her shining career.

The slouchy silhouette is having a moment! Edun’s Danielle Sherman has expertly delivered this laid-back look through graphic color blocking with a focus in varying textures in tones of ivory, camel, and taupe. And those chunky knit scarfs? Inspired by 19th century Malagasy weaving from Madagascar, according to Sherman. Plus, all of that cozy texture was topped off with reworked Stan Smith Adidas sneakers and some chic booties, compliments of a
Manolo Blahnik collab.

Victoria Beckham
Simple ultra-luxe sophistication. That’s Mrs. Beckham’s signature that has launched her from pop stardom to respected designer. There was plenty of that trademark here in sleek monochrome coats that lengthened the body accented with gold chains, figure flattering vest dresses, and just hints of patterns and details on the hems of shirts and skirts. And there were plenty of influences from the Paris runways. Posh, indeed.

Opening Ceremony
Melted Callebaut Belgian chocolate slowly dripped down the white fingerprint-patterned walls as the backdrop for Carol Lim and Humberto Leon’s latest collection. There were assym shirts and skirts that looked as though they’d been slit straight up the middle, a sensational matching cascading ruffled pullover and matching skirt, plus plenty of quilting and some of those slouchy drawstring boots that have already become a solidified trend this season. Cool layering, plus hot chocolate? A sweet wintry success.


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