IT’S DAY ONE OF NEW YORK FASHION WEEK!
Day 1 will be wrapping up soon, and there have been some exciting shows today. Each day of NYFW, I’ll be watching many of the shows streaming LIVE on the Mercedes Benz site and LIVE Tweeting during the shows. After the show ends, I’ll post a clip of the final walk on my Instagram, so be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram @cmcross (or in the right sidebar!) for all things NYFW. Then, I’ll be coming to the blog to discuss my highlights from the day. So, without further ado, here are my highlights from Day 1 of NYFW F/W 2014!
CREATURES OF THE WIND
Creatures of the Wind is a Chicago based brand that was founded in 2007 by Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters. They made it big in the fall of 2010 with their Spring/Summer 2011 collection. With their Fall 2014 collection, the brand stays true to their name with bold earthy tones and prints. The bright yellow sweater and dusty orchid blazer featuring the wood ring pattern as well as the metallic reptile print skirt are some of my favorite nature inspired looks from the line.
Tadashi Shoji is a Japanese American fashion designer known for his stunning dresses from evening wear to red carpet looks to bridal gowns. Until today, I was not too familiar with the designer, but his Fall 2014 show was the standout of the day for me. I loved each look that came down the runway more than the last. The show kicked off with several breathtaking cutout cocktail dresses, and the looks only got more gorgeous from there. From bold jewel tones to classic black and white, Tadashi Shoji can do no wrong in my book!
Desigual is a Spanish brand known for its bright colors, bold patterns, and fun and flirty silhouettes. I discovered Desigual last fall when they presented at NYFW for the first time. The brand was particularly memorable for its very atypical catwalk featuring girls dancing down the runway blowing kisses. I had never seen a show with such a great energy, and this year they delivered the same positive vibe while presenting their Fall 2014 collection. Some of the standouts from the show were the trench coats, ombre prints, and pops of bright color on primarily black and white looks.