There are plenty of trends to look forward to for fall 2014. Gorgeous shades of bold red, magentas, chunky textures, menswear-inspired tailoring, fabulous furs and psychedelic sparkle, just to name a few. New designers, legendary talent and risk takers. Take a look at our best 25 looks from the runways of NYFW Fall/Winter 2014 listed in alphabetical order.
During a trip to Art Basel Miami Beach Joseph Altuzarra discovered artist Sheila Hicks who's 1970s tops and dresses served as an inspiration for his collection. Counterbalancing the precision pattern making that went into a number like that was a group of woven tapestry pieces all hand-loomed by artisans here in New York.
An almost-weightless metallic floral brocade made a beautiful ball gown with beaded on sheer inset top. The collection had a touch of Dior and Balenciaga from the mid-century.
Transforming the DNA bar code into a digital print painted in metallic gold and silver mixed with layers of ivory, grey and reds numbers creating sunset-print evening gowns this was BIBHU MOHAPATRA.
Let-length sleeves that swung away from the back in generous volumes in like a cocoon like coat, ever so slightly evocative of Cristobal Balenciaga.
Inspired by photographs of Irving Penn the silhouettes were couture-inspired and looked as if they were plucked right from one of Penn's photos. Siriano now shows his collection in Paris by appointment only and we sure hope he one day does couture.
CUSHNIE ET OCHS
Cushnie and Ochs' exposed bras and super-duper low-cut and deep v necklines ... the fabrics were warm just enough to make their signature cuts warmer.
For Fall Dennis Basso looked at a lot of contemporary art before designing. Although he is known for his furs I love the direction in which he designed his collection specially the gowns.
Diane Von Furstenberg
DVF celebrated her anniversary with a high note of glamour and her forever homage to femininity. A collection designed by a woman who understands women.
Having caught the attention of stores like Bergdorf's with earlier collections inspired by Bondi Beach surf culture and Sydney's famous opera house. Now in his second season on the runway in New York after two in London. The Australian designer Dion Lee remained at his most vital doing the body-con thing he's known for. His collection was synthesized on softer dresses in sun-faded pastels embroidered in tarnished silver. Truly gorgeous.
A mix of botanical prints gave the clothes a handcrafted feel with presise cuts. Giovanna Randall's collection was somewhere elegant and edgy. We could see this on Taylor Swift among other young stars.
With this look you can totally see where the inspiration for Karry Washington's Oscar gown came from. A beautifully draped skirt on a gorgeous sweater -- the color is PERFECT!
She dresses the Duchess of Cambridge and many other celebrities. This british designer walks the runways along the levels of Reem Acra and such. This particular color is my favorite for Fall.
It has been a few years since I attended a Jonathan Simkhai's presentation. He is not only a charming designer but has an aesthetic that is modern and chic at the same time while being totally wearable.
Juan Carlos Obando
Juan Carlos Obando collection was elegant, strong and yet soft to the touch. A-listers including Amy Adams and Julia Roberts have donned JCO recently making him a to go designer to the elite.
Inspired by a Scottish woman with a little more flare of winter disheveled, Marchesa showed a collection full of layers, their usual beading and an elegant necklines. With a huge celebrity following this label seems to be on top of the world.
He might be know of those one of a kind pieces that celebrities like Lady Gaga & Katy Perry wears but with this look you can see that the designer lives to the applause of every woman. This elegant and a look that goes from day to night. Brilliant colors.
The everlasting beauty of a Naeem Khan dress is truly something to treasure. This particular gown is not just perfect for the woman on the look for the next "white is the new black", but also a bridal adventure.
Nonoo paid special attention to the inner construction of these hems, using a splicing technique to ensure there were no stitches showing on the exterior. "I think about the inside of a garment as much as I do the outside," she said.
Oscar De La Renta
At Oscar De La Renta there is no garment that is just a garment. His team and his attention to detail from hem lines to fabrics, movement and such is truly amazing. Now with a line of Jewelry that seems inspired by state pieces he is not only a master of fashion in treads but in accessories as well. His empire is a legacy which is an inspiration to young designers from all around the world.
There were too many looks to pick from on this collection by the handsome and grounded designer Prabal Gurung. This particular look was timelessly stunning. The cuts and fabrication was sublime.
He is the only true couturier of America. This collection was worked on ways to turn the purity of couture into a more quotidian affair. Bravo!
Beading was prevalent, often in the form of thick cherry-blossom branches extending over the shoulders or top parts of the dress. This woman is a remarkable designer.
The designer, known for her hand-done lace and beadwork designs played perfectly with prints on dark bases and matched it with bright colors. The collection was within the levels of Milan and Paris Fashion Week.
There is one word that comes out of your mouth when you see a gown like this and it is "WAO". Zac Posen is just superb! The tailoring, the fabrics, the neckline and the love for drama are and will be forever the designers best distinctions.
Always loved Zang Toi, this look really represents his label well. It's a dress to kill affair. You can see how elegance was thought and looked on every single part of the collection.