Despite Mother Nature’s relentless fury– in the form of epic snowfalls and freezing temps that the Olympians in Sochi could only dream of– New York played host to another installment of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Acting as correspondent for one of my favorite fashion blogs, Fashionista NY Girl (by fellow bloggette, Heather Epstein), I found myself headed to the savvy neighborhood of Chelsea and the tres chic, High Line Hotel. The High Line Hotel, a former seminary turned boutique hotel, served as an impressive backdrop to the SAUNDER Fall/Winter 2014 Collection.
Known for eclectic looks inspired by designer, Emily Saunders global jaunts, this season, SAUNDER not only drew inspiration from abroad but from the 80s BBC miniseries ‘The Singing Detective.’ For my complete commentary on the collection, check out my piece for Heather’s blog here.
What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon in February than backstage at DKNY‘s Fall/Winter show?
Presented at Cedar Lake in West Chelsea, Donna Karan showed why DKNY is one of the go to brands for those who use the city’s sidewalks as catwalks. Showcasing a collection called “New York Mods,” the brand brought menswear-inspired ladies wear with a hint of a retro flair. Think classic suit cuts that seemed to make your legs look like they go on forever but in funky over-sized herringbone patterns, or sweaters with varying styles of horizontal stripes. It was the perfect juxtaposition of rugged meets ultra femme. Classic fall colorings of black, grey, brown and navy were popped with more exciting hues like hot pink, orange, red and cream.
For more about DKNY, visit their website at http://www.dkny.com.
Here are a few of my favorite looks from DKNY’s collection which will hit stores this fall (courtesy of New York Magazine):