NYFW Spring 2014: The Good, The Bad & The Trendy


NYFW is  almost over but before our final few posts, here’s a few more observations about the hits, misses and trends. By now it’s obvious. whites, American style as in “culottes, jumpsuits and, overalls” along with sleek geometry (Narcisco Rodriguez is the winner in that category) are dominanting the runways.  There are even lots of fabrics re-purposed as workout wear for day and Norma Kamali has that cornered.

Besides the domination of black and white, soft pastels have popped up in lots of collections and Jeremy Scott went technicolor and then tapped into pop culture by combining forces with esteemed artist Kenny Scharf.

Finally, many were perplexed and disappointed with Zac Posen’s almost overwrought and overdone vision of Spring saying it’s “frou frou.”  We have to agree. We normally love his evening wear. He is often the the master of the ball gown, especially at The MET Gala but he totally issued the mark along with Thom Browne’s possibly insane interpretation for spring. Many are saying it’s just plain “weird.”

No matter what. It’s all interesting.


NJ, The Brunette and Lauren, The Blondette