Fashion Week: MILLY by Michelle Smith
MILLY by Michelle Smith’s S/S ’14 Runway Show at The Stage at Lincoln Center was inspired by one phrase: feminine mystique. The collection showcased proliferated jackets, ponchos and tees in a sporty, mesh like fabric in punchy shades of orange, green, white and black.
The hair creation was a casual, whispy knot-bun that we haven’t seen before. The look was decidedly cool in a “I’m just going to tie my hair up and go” type of way that spoke to the collection’s laid-back intention. Lips were slathered with a beautiful bright orange.
The collection is an ultra-modern decoding of the traditional notion of femininity, or, as Michelle described it in two words, “feminine mystique.”
Fashion Week: Sass and Bide
Sass and Bide’s S/S ’14 Runway Show at The Classic Car Club was rich in detail, layered, graphic, textured and full of eclectic adornment and mixing of prints. The collection is underpinned with a strong sense of spirit and was styled with a polished confusion and purposeful clash.
A hint of brick red eye shadow was applied the the eyelid that illustrated a strong, smoldering look without being the main focus of the face. Models’ hair was slicked back into a sleek low ponytail.
The adorable families of both designers made the long trip from Australia to be at the show.
This season, the designers Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton were influenced by different points in history, but the references are subtle and mixed, therefore making the feeling and essence of the collection less definable.
Fashion Week: Steven Alan
Steven Alan’s S/S ’14 Presentation at The Box at Lincoln Center was full of easy, sophisticated loungewear-inspired styles in the bright colors of Buenos Aires.
The look was minimal and fresh, maintaining a relaxed vibe. Nails were painted a casual nude, makeup was given a daytime palette and hair was tousled and otherwise undone.
This season Steven was inspired by the personal style of Pablo Picasso. This was combined with his travels to Buenos Aires and Tokyo. The combination of soft brights and washed out hues cut into easy jackets, short sleeve shirts and cropped collar polos, which captured a feeling of high summer.
Suiting was presented with easy, loose shirts and socks with sandals, giving the collection a bohemian freedom that worked within a traditional menswear framework.
Fashion Week: Jonathan Simkhai
Jonathan Simkhai’s S/S ’14 Presentation at Milk Studios was inspired by what the designer called, “Seaside Riots,” which were brawls that took place between the Mods and the Rockers at Brighton Beach in the 60′s.
The Spring Woman is the product of a clash between mod and rocker with a sexy sporty twist. This woman is fearless, effortlessly cool and always classic.
Fashion Week: Kaufman Franco
Kaufman Franco’s S/S ’14 Runway Show at The Theatre in Lincoln Center marked the first Spring runway appearance by designers Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco. The light fabrics and flowy separates made for a beautiful presentation that was well received by the audience.
The MAC team went with a dramatic winged eyeliner look that complemented a sleek black headband. The hair was then fastened into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck.
The inspiration for the collection was Urban Warrior, which translated into strong cut-out pieces and sculptured gowns certainly designed for the power woman.
Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio surprised the crowd by not only opening the show, but closing it too.