By Talia Charlton
Royal blue, hunter green, burgundy, and maroon are the colors of the season for Autumn/Winter 2014. New York Fashion Week (NYFW) displayed a plethora of colors, draped sweaters and dresses, and streamlined coats within various fashion shows at the Lincoln Center in New York City, which ran from Feb. 6 to Feb. 13.
Some of the trends seen in many runway shows this year were the layering of knit sweaters over tailored buttoned down blouses, fur-lined coats, and cape-like coats, with large hoods. However, every runway show displayed a variety of different designs, trends and patterns that showcased the unique tastes and talents of each designer.
The Lacoste runway show displayed clean cut, sleek and streamlined clothing during its runway show. Models who walked the stage gracefully donned knee length pea coats and varsity jackets with zipper detailing. Oversized wool sweaters, skirts and cropped tops with abstract patterns also made an appearance in this year’s runway show.
Alexander Wang created show-stopping pieces for his Autumn/ Winter collection, including flowing dresses, pea coats, and leather boots to make any shoe lover swoon. The models that walked the Alexander Wang runway wore knee-high black leather boots, which sported an open back, and were embellished with a white sole and heel. These edgy boots are clean cut and appear easy to wear, as the back of the boot is completely open, exposing the models calves and heels. Long down coats with paisley designs and fur hoods also made an appearance on the runway.
The MM6, Maison Martin Margiela collection presented an edgier side to clothing for its Autumn/Winter collection. The clothes worn by models were very dark, with the use of black, white, and occasionally red materials. If one did not have the opportunity to be a part of the fervent runway audience, they could simply watch it online live from the homepage of the Maison Martin Margiela site. To the left of the partial runway was a white stage set up for a live performance by Sean Nicholas Savage.
The singer performed a slow ballad as models walked the runway, one by one slowly encircling the performer as the song continued. Long white dresses with cut out side panels, red sweaters, white blouses, and black sleeveless varsity jackets were a few of the various articles of clothing displayed during the runway show.
If you are looking to invest in clothing with more color this 2014 fall season, now is the time to invest. Although black and grey are colors of warmth and sign of approaching fall, it never hurts to add some other colors to your wardrobe. The 2014 NYFW runway shows taught fashion connoisseurs how to add just the right touch of color to their wardrobes for the upcoming fall season.