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Fashion week preview: Amex, Pamella Roland, BCBG, Rebecca Taylor, Tracy Reese

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Today on Feb. 3, Examiner.com is excited to share a preview and beautiful inspiration sketches to hold us over until the presentations.

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  • The Jay Godfrey presentation will be on Thursday, Feb. 6. at The Hudson Hotel. "The collection draws inspiration from the coming-of-age moment for rock progenies, where rock 'n' roller offspring develop their own raison d'être as artists and fashion icons in modern culture," said Jay Godfrey.
  • Pamella Roland was inspired by “The exuberance of New York City’s architecture as captured by TJ Wilcox’s In The Air exhibit at the Whitney Museum," said Pamella DeVos, President and Designer of pamella roland.
  • Designer Mara Hoffman said, "For my fall 2014 collection, I drew inspiration from Northern Africa and all of the textiles, jewelry, and elements of nature picked up along the way. The journey continues..."
  • “The BCBGMAXAZRIA Fall 2014 collection is inspired by the landscapes and scenery of Louisiana and the bayou. The juxtaposition of reflections, water and sky inspired the blues and natural tones in the Fall 2014 collection. Collection colors include warm neutrals and treys offset with rich terracotta and cool blue” said Lubov Azria, Chief Creative Officer of BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP.
  • “The Hervé Léger by Max Azria Fall 2014 collection is inspired by the beauty of nature and animal patterns. Collection colors include shades of warm grey, rich navy, dark greens, with bright pops of color,” said Lubov Azria, Chief Creative Officer of BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP.
  • The Tracy Reese Fall 2014 collection draws inspiration from juxtapositions, playing the loud and ecstatic against the pragmatic and quietly complex to create classically modern silhouettes in commanding cloths. "The collection takes an intimate look at self-expression, intermixing utility pieces with unique elements that provide pops of personality and spirit. Collection highlights include menswear inspired silhouettes, oversized embroidered sweaters, fringe detailing, gold and gunmetal beading and lamé and heathered tweet knits, anchored by a palette of playful colors that are tempered by neutral, muted tones. A metallic anorak paired with a sexy slip creates an unexpected look that is undeniably modern. Self-expression is perpetuated by collection accents in metallic leathers, ostrich trims and jeweled and feather details," Reese said in a statement.
  • The Kaal E. Suktae design concept was "Modern contemporary brand that pursues structural avant-garde through an analysis of clothing, with chic and elegant tailoring." Designer Suk-Tae Lee provides a handcrafted approach to street fashion and cultural sensitivity. “For Fall 2014, Kaal E. Suktae channels the angst-ridden spirit of the 1990’s. The collection takes a modern approach to grunge with oversized, structural silhouettes. Layers of leather, wool, sateen and velvet in monotonous hues of black, brown, grey and ivory with splashes of emerald green and ink blue redefine the look of grunge” said Suk-Tae Lee, designer of Kaal E. Suktae.
  • The Choiboko design concept was that "Choiboko considers a social role of fashion with interests in human beings and nature in a philosophical point of view. The inspirations are derived from daily life such as people, society and nature." The Choiboko Fall 2014 collection inspiration was "from my distorted memory of a white coat worn by a woman one winter day. Conceptualized through select silhouettes in varying colors, patterns and textures, this collection represents the adaptations of a memory our minds can make when reminiscing on past experiences," said Choi Bo Ko, designer of Choiboko.
  • The Beyond Closet Design Concept is a "witty reinterpretation of classical looks and items. Every season, designer Tae Yong Ko proposes distinctive new looks using conceptual graphics, details, and mix-matched colors." The Beyond Closet Fall 2014 collection "draws inspiration from my time in the army. Forget what you know about the rigid soldier. This collection takes a more lax approach, embodying a young soldier on his last leave. Conceptualized through traditional uniform silhouettes in updated camouflage and hip-hop graffiti patterns, the collection purveys a sense of freedom," said Tae Yong Ko, designer of Beyond Closet.
  • The Big Park design concept "draws inspiration from strong and unique individuals in global neighborhoods. Signature looks such as draped leather jackets are paired with easy daywear dresses in dynamical prints, giving a nod to Park’s namesake line and the ultimate urban wardrobe." The Big Park Fall 2014 collection inspiration paints "a romantic moment spent between two loved ones over dinner. The collection takes a literal approach to the scene, incorporating the familiar checked table cloth pattern into simplistic silhouettes, off-set with antiqued hardware," said Park Youn Soo, designer of Big Par.
  • Rebecca Taylor's Fall/Winter 2014 references Parisian street artist Philippe Baudelocque and the use of dimensional layering of textures and patterns. "The idea of fragile work in an urban environment plays on the rare complexity of unexpected pairings of colors, techniques and fabrics. Rounded coats layered with sheer cut-work dresses, boxy jackets and lofty sweaters, paired with tailored cropped pants create an interesting balance between soft and angular. Matelassé organza applied over technical mesh experiments with dimension, while metallic glazed jacquards and chain sequence detailing create a sense of edge in a modern and controlled way. High-shine metallics are grounded by muted shades of neutrals in stormy gray, steel blue, lavender and ecru, for an overall feel of compelling simplicity and streetwise chic," the designer said.
  • American Express and Diane von Furstenberg are partnering to deliver a front row view of von Furstenberg’s Fall 2014 collection to American Express Card Members and fashion fans during Fashion Week with American Express UNSTAGED Fashion with DVF. The event on Feb. 9th will be combining fashion and music and will features a performance by St. Vincent, who will debut songs from her highly-anticipated new self-titled album, due out on Feb. 25. The show will be live streamed on AmexUnstaged.com and DVF.com. American Express Card Members will once again have the exclusive opportunity to purchase packages to the American Express Skybox in Lincoln Center at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC and view some of the top designers that show their collections. FOOD & WINE’s Chefs-In-Residence will be curating the menu to be served in the American Express Skybox this Fashion Week with original recipes. The Chefs-In-Residence featured will be David Chang, Eric Ripert, Mario Batali, Andrew Zimmern, Hugh Acheson and Grant Achatz. In addition, American Express is continuing its support of emerging designers through its partnership downtown at MADE Fashion Week at Milk Studios. Card Members can experience an intimate look into the artistic process through designer meet-and-greets hosted by Micah Jesse, hairstyling sessions by Drybar, as well as MADE’s lineup of young designer shows including CUSHNIE ET OCHS, Jeremy Scott, Alexandre Herchcovitch and more.
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