B Michael America held its Fall 2014 presentation at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York City on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 9pm in the Pavilion venue. Front row attendees included Academy Award Nominee and Tony Award Winner Cicely Tyson, Tony Nominee Condola Rashad, Tamara Tunie, Gregory Generet, Amelia Ogunlesi, Debra Martin Chase, Amy Fine Collins, Fe Fendi, Jean Shafiroff, Freddie Lieba, and Terry Lundgren Macy's Chairman & CEO amongst others.
B Michael's show was a delight. Unlike most fashion shows which feature ambient and electronic music solely, the show started with a pop rock tune creating a lively and fun atmosphere. The female models entered first and each had an elegant Audrey Hepburn style bun. Various fitted dresses and tailor suits were presented, mixing both classy with fashion forward. There was a mix of colors of purple, grey, red, black, and red mixed with black. There were also various patterns, shapes, and stripes.
Power pop music played in the background as the male models entered. Bold and unique suits were featured with colors in tones of brown, grey, and red. The show moved into evening gowns as the females entered again. Many of the dresses had sparkles and a glamorous look. Some of the dresses had a silky material and a couple of the dresses had ruffles and feathers. One dress that stood out was a long jewel-toned pink dress that was fitting at the top and hips and flowed at the bottom. Another dress was long and white with many ruffled feathers and another dress was a shimmering gold. Each of the models was wearing a masquerade mask and they all seemed like they were at a ball. The men re-entered the room with evening suits and masquerade masks as well.
All of the outfits shown were beautiful, upscale, classy, and fashion forward. The soundtrack to the show was complimentary as good remixes of popular and modern songs were featured, such as Katy Perry’s “Fireworks” song. B Michael did a great job playing with colors and shapes. He came out at the end to wave at all the attendees, who clapped and cheered appreciatively.
Noreen Quadir contributed reporting.