A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

Thursday, September 12, 2013

New York Fashion Week: S/S 2014

Here are my FAVORITES from New York Fashion Week! It's a MIX of well known and lesser known designers. The big names are always a pleasure to see, but always keep in mind there are OTHER fabulous designers in the fashion world as well. Look for them. Seek them out. I showcase many in this post. I bet you didn't hear about them for NYFW! But guess what? They participated and had fabulous collections! I also paired pictures of designers along with personal favorites from each collection! I feel it's important to know the names of designers AND be able to recognize them. I met a girl, who could rattle off designer names faster than a speeding bullet, but wouldn't know Michael Kors if he stood right in front of her (I asked her to describe him and she couldn't). Don't wear the handbag, without knowing the designer :) I encourage you to look past the clothes, look past the names and GET TO KNOW who's making them! I really enjoyed following NYFW. If I had to sum it up, I would choose the word SIMPLICITY. Nearly every collection was made of gorgeous neutrals, soft colors, easy-on-the-eye prints, classy cutouts and flow-y fabrics. As you'll see below, collections are VERY wearable! What are your thoughts on NYFW!?! I'm looking forward to London Fashion Week (September 13-17, 2013) You can watch the live stream HERE. @LondonFashionWk #LFW Facebook and Instagram.

Michael Kors

Donna Karan

Sachin + Babi

Jason Wu

Carolina Herrera

Naeeim Khan

Richard Chai Love

Lela Rose

Tadashi Shoji

Cushnie Et Ochs

Dennis Basso

Badgley Mischka

Oscar de la Renta

Monique Lhuillier

Kate Spade

Jenny Packham

Tory Burch

Prabal Gurung

Ralph Lauren



The Dragonfruit said...

Sooo much fashion to get inspired from! I envy those able to attend these runways

The Dragonfruit Diaries

Cee said...

Fashion Week is like Christmas for me :) Michael Kors really stood out to me this year - it's taken me a while to come around but I am now officially a fan. I also love the glamour of Oscar de la Renta and the whimsy of Kate Spade, but I find there is something to love in almost every collection, whether the designer is established or new to me :) Great post, Kim!

Lilli said...

Hi Kim! You are right and you do well to feature also them all, big and less known designer. This NYFW has been really interesting, I followed the collections and what I loved most is the fact that we are going to see a practical and casual S/S. Donna Karan is fab, it was the first line I enjoyed, also love MK, Jason Wu, Tadashi Shoji, Monique Lhuillier and Ralph Lauren. Lol for that girl!:) Kisses dear, is time to sleep here so goodnight! xo

Sam said...

Fabulous post Kim, it was great catching up on all the shows here, so many are included in my top list as well. Really impressed by de la Renta, Zimmerman, Shoji, Badgley Mischka and Jenny Packham. Thanks for lending me your opinion on my last post. Happy End of the Week!

Emmylou said...

Great summary, Kim:) I think my fave is the Cushnie et Ochs collection, which I've only seen just now! Thanks for sharing, and hope ur having a lovely day so far:)

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Very good proposal for this season, there are very interesting pieces, but here I do not see the collection of Alexander Wang! Well I like this collection :)


Unknown said...

So many beautiful designs. I agree with you on getting to know the designers. I love their backgrounds, their struggles and all the stories behind what made them successful as well as their design philosophy. It's nice to know your favorites. Hope you have a wonderful evening :)

Heel in Mint

Jessica said...

So many amazing looks. Oscar de la Renta collections always makes my heart skip a beat.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Tales of Whimsy said...

FUN! I did a lot of ooohing and ahhhing as I cruised this post.

Tina Bradley said...

Wow! There's a wide array of style here! Lots of great inspiration (which I adore!)! xo T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Thrifted Shift said...

What wonderful eye candy! I started picking favorites, but then there were way too many that I liked! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wow Kim, I think this is the first time I've seen runway clothes and thought I could see myself in any (or all) of them. Like you said, they are all so wearable. So many great designs, and thanks for showing the designers too. Have a great weekend doll :D sparkle2day.com

little luxury list said...

I just started catching up with some of the coverage since it was showing while I was still away. i agree - the clothing should speak to someone because it's cool and fun, not because of the name! Cushnie et Ochs. Sachin and Babi, and Monique Lhuillier are definitely my favorites here!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Francesca said...

Great summary post! My fav is Zimmermann and S+B.

xx opinionslave.com

Unknown said...

Wow!!! ''eyes popping'' I love all these pieces.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Amazing looks, loved so many of them :)) It was a superb show :)) Anna Sui's line was bliss :)) I hope you have a marvellous Friday the 13th and weekend too :)

Imogen said...

Oscar de la Renta is definitely my favourite. Absolute perfection. No surprise there.

PAPS said...

Cant get enough of it. Wow all are great.

Mica said...

You have picked some lovely wearable pieces to showcase from each collection Kim! :)

Really good to see Aussies represented there, although I have to say the Zimmermann is not my favourite of the bunch.

Oscar De La Renta has so many gorgeous dresses!

Away From The Blue

Blond Duck said...

So much fun!

Myrtha Meadows said...

Usually I'm not so into Michael Kors, but I love what he has done here! Now you made me want to go shopping!!! Need. More. Money... ;) xx

noone said...

I am REALLY liking Michael Kors collection this season, Ralph Lauren is always a favourite for me, I love the whole blazer look!

birdie to be said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Loving Jenny Packman's new line!

Unknown said...

I love your picks Kim, especially the Michael Kors, Jenny Packham and RL collections. You have such a nice eye for fashion!
xo Mary Jo

TheTinyHeart said...

Thanks for the roundup! I always drool over the Monique Lhuillier gowns, to die for!

The Tiny Heart

Vett Vandiver said...

Kim I love how you organized this!!! it has been a great week in fashion!

Unknown said...

Beautiful stuff Kim, my eyes always go straight to black - funny that ;-) Happy weekend love,

Unknown said...

The Oscar de la Renta gowns are just dreamy!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Spectacular NYFW roundup Kim! It's great you spotlighted some lesser known designers as well. It's going to be a very pretty Spring. My faves were Jason Wu and Jenny Packham.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Sara said...

I loved all of them! You got some great pics here! I want all of the Kate Spade stuff to wear to work, so cute!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I actually have some favorites from NYFW too, including Zimmermann. I was just so blown away by that collection. Thanks for sharing all these great pictures!

Oh to Be a Muse
Shop Layered Muse

Unknown said...

love Tory Burch!
beautiful pictures!
ciao ciao

Lorena said...

Señor Oscar de la Renta never dissapoints !

Unknown said...

Oh this season was pretty inspiring! I can't wait to incorporate more white in my wardrobe!

Stephanie | fashion and tea

Unknown said...

I loved the Ralph Lauren Collection, great post! :) xx


ALLIE NYC said...

WOWZIE this is some round up! Haha I will get to fashion week one of these days!

Ali of Dressing Ken

Unknown said...

I haven't been able to check out much of NY Fashion Week yet, so thanks for the update! So far looks like Prabal Gurung is the most interesting, which isn't too surprising!

Sophisticated Lace

jo said...

Hey Kim, I know what you mean. I try to know my designers and how to pronounce their names. I love the fashion and my faves are Zimmermann and Badgley Mischka. Have a great weekend!

xo Jo


Chic Delights said...

All of these Collections are marvelous. I admire Donna Karan, Carolina Herrera, Monique Lhuillier and Michael Kors. They are not afraid to showcase their design philosophy and style. Also admire Naeem Khan's unique designs.

Coco said...

Dear Kim, thank you for sharing this recap. I also agree on your sum-up of this nyfw standing out for simplicity. The collections are adorable and totally wearable, which means more designer clothes to crave! I personally like Mr. Kors a lot: I watched an interview and I found him very practical and down to earth. In my opinion his past collections were totally wearable too, that's why he is so popular. Regarding the girl not knowing him, I think that not everyone is so nuts about the genius behind the name as we are, someone just enjoys pretty clothes and I think it's ok, we are not all the same :-) Today I feel very tolerant lol. Have a great Saturday my friend. If my computer revives (network probs) I will post about NYFW too! Mwah
Coco et La vie en rose
Coco et La vie en rose on Bloglovin
Coco et La vie en rose on Facebook

Unknown said...

What a line up! So many gorgeous pieces. Those floaty skirts at Sachin + Babi are devine! So many great pieces to name. It's really nice to see so much variance in the designs between the collections.

x Mandi

S said...

great round up kim, i'm slowly catching up on nyfw, so far loving all the black and white looks!

steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

Laura said...

Great roundup Kim! I'm with you on the Simplicity, it was all so chic! I loved Naeem Khan and Monique Lhuillier! Looking forward to London!

Annie Sand said...

Oh, wow! So many fabulous pieces! I can't even choose a favourite, I love them all!

Anne said...

I loved Michael Kors and Kate Spade!Have a great weekend Kim:)

Diva In Me said...

Simplicity is right and definitely chic! I like how Donna Karan and Micahel Kors gave their touch of safari and nature in their collections while RL gave the colorful vibes! Can't wait to see Kate Spade's collections out at the store too =D

miss b said...

What a fabulous post, Kim! A great idea to show the well-known designers alongside the lesser known and what a varied selection of looks from neutrals and pastels right through to brights. So my favourites, most definitely the glamour of Oscar de la Renta and the wearability of Tadashi Shoji.

Joie Fatale said...

I've been screaming TARDIS blue as the color needing to be the it color since December! Just saying! LOL

Thank you for sharing though!

Nails My Dreams said...

Waaa. Fashion Overload! I think my eyes exploded because of all the pretty dresses! Haha. I like them all! I can't wait to see London Fashion Week.

Project Curve said...

i have probably followed followed nyfw most closely this year for the first time. peter som and helmut lang were pretty good too.

Jen ♥ said...

SO.many.shows! I'm obsessed with Project Runway and always think they make fabulous things but then I see this and I'm like "oh yeah..THIS is why they're [Michael Kors & all the rest] the stars."

PS - Do you ever watch Project Runway? Michael Kors used to be a judge & I looooved him. He came back as a guest judge this season & I just miss him on there so much!

ftashion said...

This is yet another amazing fashion week. I'm really swooning over SO many collections.

Fang Ting

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing. i really appreciate it that you shared with us such a informative post..

NYFW Collection

Unknown said...

amazing, stylish dresses
Jessica Buurman

Unknown said...

amazing, stylish dresses
Jessica Buurman

Blogger Template Created by pipdig