Tory Burch is an American fashion designer who infuses her own feminine and eclectic style into her collections. Her brand has been known for its color and iconic prints since the label began in 2004. Most recently, the designer expanded her lifestyle brand to include a beauty line in the Fall of 2013. Today, Women’s Wear Daily broke the news that Burch is rumored to expand the brand further by branching out into menswear, men’s accessories, and active wear later this year. The newest addition to the Tory Burch team is the former senior vice president of men’s design at Coach, Jeffrey Uhl, who is expected to oversee the upcoming men’s line. The Fall 2014 collection showcased today is filled with rich fabrics and prints. According to In Style magazine, the inspiration for the collection was a Samurai warrior, which is certainly reflected in the colors, detail work, and overall tone of the collection. Some of my favorite aspects of the collection are the perfectly placed pops of metallic, leather, and sparkle. And, of course, the accessories were simply swoon-worthy from the elegant knee-high boots to the fur handbags.
MARC BY MARC JACOBS
Marc Jacobs is an American fashion designer known for his wild use of colors and patterns and his unflinching efforts to push the boundaries within the industry. His Fall 2014 collection delivered just that with a mix of bold patterns and unusual silhouettes. The collection is distinctly menswear inspired with both boxy styles and prints and lots of layering. However, there are feminine touches, namely the large waist-cinching belts and over-sized bows all in the style of punk schoolgirl chic. Although Jacobs has enlisted two new designers for the secondary line, Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier, the show was classic Marc Jacobs with the layout of a winding maze for the models to traverse and dramatic music setting the tone. (Check out a birds-eye view on my Instagram.)
OSCAR DE LA RENTA
Oscar de la Renta is a Puerto Rican, Dominican American fashion designer behind the famed fashion house that has dressed countless leading figures for the past several decades. De La Renta is particularly known for his formal attire from red carpet gowns to evening wear. The Fall 2014 collection includes a number of full length dresses as well as cocktail gowns, separates, outerwear, and accessories. For me, this was the standout show of the day. I could barely choose which six looks to feature because I loved each and every ensemble. This brand and subsequently this Fall 2014 collection epitomizes class, femininity, and timelessness. Although every piece of the collection is nearly flawless, I narrowed it down to these six looks as my absolute favorites for their wearability and accessibility. Oscar de la Renta is one of those brands that the “average girl” can find unattainable. However, I believe each of these looks pictured are ensembles that any girl can draw inspiration from in her Fall 2014 wardrobe.
REMEMBER! 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.