Monday, September 8, 2014

NYFW: Sporty meets lux at Beckham and Lam

Victoria Beckham S/S '15; image source:
Victoria Beckham is on top of her game right now and it has very little to do with the fact that she is still married to one of the world's hottest men. The collection she showed yesterday morning during New York fashion week is undeniably her best work so far, which really shouldn't come as a surprise given the fact that the designer has
been evolving fast with each passing season.

For spring, Beckham was thinking in a more mili-tary direction while still allowing the semi-rigid silhouettes to breathe. The impeccably tailored outerwear came with an asymmetrical twist and the light knitted sweaters got over-sized silk laces in matching colors that tied either in the front or down the sides. The striped midi skirts were a fun addition to the story but she should have stopped there as the pastel watercolor prints towards the end felt a bit too girly and not in sync with the rest of the story.

Derek Lam's collection was also an equal succ-ess. Following the 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' motto, the designer continued cherishing his
love for color-blocking, leather and all things American. The 70s mood was determined right away with the opening outfit which consisted of a plum top and a tri-colored skirt, both made from high quality suede and adorned with orange top stitching. The rest of the color palette included beautiful shades of pink, aquamarine and purple which were neutralized with the addition of white and beige.
Derek Lam S/S 15; image source:
Towards the end things got a bit more rough (in a very positive context) as a parade of studded midi-dresses made their way onto the runway, only to end with four achromatic looks - two of them being a relaxed version of the peplum gown that is sure to find its way on the red carpet.

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