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NYFW; Best in Show. Day 0. Layering, topknots and Frida Khalo.

Its that time of the year again, when the world’s most fashionable traipse continents in the name of fashion to see what’t to be had for the coming season. As always New York gives us clothes we can wear, for the everyday wardrobe and steeps us in reality. I love fashion week, its the single most dramatic moment that comes twice a year for four weeks and we get to be all high strung and emotional about it, the good the bad and the ugly. So lets get right down to it and be all judgey. For the best in show from Day 0.

L.A.M.B

NYFW L.A.M.B

L.A.M.B’s calling card until now has been too much, too loud and too predictable, but for SS14 we have a more cooler offering, it smacks a little something of DVF. The patterns, the silhouettes maybe? It was all very relaxed and easy. Nothing much was new here, the utilitarian zippy jumpsuits from a few years ago was back on show, I think I still have a bronze one from H&M even. The colours played off each other, nice and bright paired with earthy tones, prints, patterns and blacks. Easier and more palatable silhouettes and although it wasn’t the most innovative of collections, I have to say I appreciate this softer, quieter side.

WHIT

NYFW SS14 WHIT

When a designer does a good collection, even if its not fashion forward but still manages to have that little something special, its a pleasant sight and that’s what makes Whitney Pozgay’s SS14 collection come together. She captured the gentile femininity with a playful air. Soft and sweet, with fresh appeal. I especially adored the botanical accents with just the right touch of graphic monotone, the little white dress lives on. This was a collection that was just enough of spring into summer.

Tia Cibani

NYFW TIA CIBANI

One name; Frida Khalo came to my head as soon as I saw the stills of this collection. I’ll be honest I’m not crazy about the head pieces but as with Mary, there’s something about this collection. The excellent mix of silhouettes, strict and beautiful play with colour laced with an element of simplicity, the uneven hemlines and the layering might have been a little heavy but something made it work.

Organic by John Patrick

NYFW ORGANIC BY JOHN PATRICK

I have a feeling I’m going to love all the silhouettes come SS14 because everything just feels so easily thrown together. John Patrick really applied that organic feel to his SS14 collection, it was soft and sweet and pretty. I’m a sucker for a designer who captures that feminine essence; I’d leave the house in crinkled pants and never feel out of sorts again. It was a very undone look- half tucked in, sleeves rolled up, shorts- that spoke more to the confidence of the wearer than the clothes. I died for the palettes of gorgeous softness blues, pinks, naturals, worn in but standout. The volume was tamed with the fluidity, the lengths were just that touch of ideal. This was a winning collection for me.