NYFW Fall 2014 favourites

15/02/2014

Pamela-Bernier-at-Wes-Gordon-Fall-2014-backstage-NYFW
New York fashion week is a interesting kind of fashion dessert. I always look forward to it and then end up with very few collection that capture my heart and imagination. The initial excitement blurs into a cloudy disappointment and I move on feeling a little bit empty as if I was served that dessert without that vitally important cherry on top. 

"Ugh, those square sleeves again," I mumbled to myself as the first collections appeared on style.com As somebody who does appreciate the architectural shapes of fashion, I don't do square sleeves... Not because they are unsightly - no, on their own, square sleeves are fine. It is when they are a part of the dress worn by a regular woman (read - average height, average size), they don't do her any favours whatsoever. Naturally, it hurts my eye and it's a painful experience I do not enjoy at all.

And then New York surprised me. With the new names and gorgeous shapes and materials. It turned out to be so delightful and wonderful that I felt practically greedy collecting photos of every collection that I loved. 

I discovered new favourites. I fell in love with some of my old ones all over again. I skipped a few for they just didn't feel right this season or reminded me of something I've seen before. Here is my final round-up, my four most favourite collections that I will remember as the essence of New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014.

It's been a fantastic, absolutely fantastic year for the Madrid-based Delpozo. The truly unforgettable Fall/Winter 2014 collection designed by Joseph Font was only the second one presented by the brand at NYFW, but what a show it was! Inspired by the paintings of Duilio Barnabe, the ethereal and architectural creations including structured A-line shaped overcoats, dresses and skirts followed by light as air beaded chiffon frocks and embroidered mohair knits, seem to live the couture life of their own and yet somehow enhancing the beauty of a woman wearing them.  

Delpozo Fall 2014
Delpozo Fall 2014
Delpozo Fall 2014
Delpozo Fall 2014
Delpozo Fall 2014
Delpozo Fall 2014
Delpozo Fall 2014
Delpozo Fall 2014
These indulgent and cosy looks from the Helmut Lang Fall/Winter 2014 made me wish I could reach out, grab the clothes and cocoon in them. It made me smile to realise that although women are from Venus (my ruling planet!), it is the Mars-inspired collection that gave me a feel of a happy place.

Helmut Lang Fall 2014
Helmut Lang Fall 2014
Helmut Lang Fall 2014
Helmut Lang Fall 2014
Helmut Lang Fall 2014
Wes Gordon's Fall 2014 collection captured "the city after the rain" elegance so beautifully! The soft silk fabrics shimmered like the rain-kissed side-walks, the floaty organza skirts were like clouds and fogs tamed with the structured, almost military style, jackets or casual and luxurious knits. A touch of Chantilly lace here, a burst of burgundy or rust, the combination of textures certainly created a formula of youthful, modern and timeless glamour. Honestly, this collection made me fall in love with the boy from the Gone with the wind land who designed it.

NYFW Wes Gordon Fall-Winter 2014 collection New York
NYFW Wes Gordon Fall-Winter 2014 collection New York
NYFW Wes Gordon Fall-Winter 2014 collection New York
NYFW Wes Gordon Fall-Winter 2014 collection New York
NYFW Wes Gordon Fall-Winter 2014 collection New York
NYFW Wes Gordon Fall-Winter 2014 collection New York
NYFW Wes Gordon Fall-Winter 2014 collection New York
NYFW Wes Gordon Fall-Winter 2014 collection New York
NYFW Wes Gordon Fall-Winter 2014 collection New York
NYFW Wes Gordon Fall-Winter 2014 collection New York
There are very few things that would make a woman feel beautiful and protected from the elements on a cold winter day than one of these gorgeous dresses from the Calvin Klein Fall/Winter 2014 collection. It felt both urban and comforting, yet gave a feeling of sensuality in a way each dress was moulding around the body wrapping it in layers of cashmere and mohair embedded with sequins. Back to Earth that feels like Heaven...

Calvin Klein fall 2014
Calvin Klein fall 2014
Calvin Klein fall 2014
Calvin Klein fall 2014
Calvin Klein fall 2014
Calvin Klein fall 2014
Calvin Klein fall 2014
Calvin Klein fall 2014
Photo source: Backstage at Wes Gordon Fall/Winter 2014 show via hauteinhabit.com, runway photos via style.com

24 comments:

  1. Oh well, still have to see better all the collection and get which ones are my fav but so far I enjoyed many. Your final roundup is perfect, Helmut Lang looks are to die for, the softness is what impressed me. Happy weekend dear Natalia xo

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  2. nice choices! helmut lang was gorgeous

    xx fameliquorlove

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  3. i love the transparant sweatshirt soooo much!
    super cool >.<
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    1. I am not sure about the sweatshirt as there's any here... x

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  4. New York Fashion Week is never my favourite - although I generally prefer the collections to the ones that show in London, it's me, and I'm always waiting for Paris :) I did love Calvin Klein this season though, as I do almost every season.
    xox,
    Cee

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    1. I am always looking forward to Paris, too. It's my favourite of them all, but I cannot imagine fashion week without any of the four, because each place has something unique and special about its shows. x

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  5. Dear Natalia, I know I can rely always on your taste and this post agrees my opinion again. Because the looks you have chosen got completely my acceptance, too, and I got already so much inspiration, that I nearly wished the next autuum/winter should come soon :)

    Hope you had a happy weekend so far!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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    tell me what about follow each other, I always follow back so let me know (>‿♥)
    xoxo from Spain
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  7. These are gorgeous Natalia! I've only seen a couple of the collections. Will have to catch up with Style.com. Thanks for sharing the ones you love. Hope you're having an amazing weekend.
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  8. I do love so many of these pieces on the runway models. I have some trouble though, like you expressed, seeing most of them on a normal sized woman. But the styles , and the fabrics, they wat the move , is all inspirational ,
    Thanks for sharing,
    XX, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com

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  9. Lovely show :)

    Kisses
    http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

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  10. Great post!! <3

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  11. I like the long fluffy jumpers and dresses; very sleek and elegant!

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  12. I loved the Altuzarra collection particularly the coats with the bright pops of colour that came out of NYFW

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  13. I loved Wes Gordon's collection. And the first dress in the post. Great picks!

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  14. The Helmut Lang collection was so completely cozy....it left me wanting to curl up in a ball! As for the Wes Gordon collection, I appreciated the use of color as well as the fantastic outerwear.... Nice picks!

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  15. Natalia!

    I am impressed by Calvin Klein Fall/Winter 2014.
    Comfortable and urban,indeed....and also elegant,especially the last one dress here by you!:)*
    Oh,what an excellent good fit of the sleeves,just melt by......!!!

    Hugs to you,dear friend,
    Violetta.

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  16. Comfortable + Fashionable all at once :)
    -jen
    www.stylecurated.com

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  17. Ooh, love the looks you're showcasing! I love the style of wearing midi/a-line skirts with oversized sweaters in the Delpozo collection. I also love the white on white and nude on nude in the Helmut Lang collection. So chic!

    xox,
    anna-lamode.blogspot.com

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